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Open power cord housing on kenmore 116 vac

My Kenmore model 116 vac won't retrieve the power cord back into the spring-leaded reel. Thank you.

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  • zitaray Jan 15, 2009



    Dear MrMark52,

    Before buying a new reel assembly, I want to get inside to determine if that is in fact what's wrong. I have been able to remove the two screws on the front part of the motor and reel housing, but there is still something stopping it from coming off (either one or more screws or possibly a lip in the plastic?) at the back of the housing. I believe it is underneath the on-off pedal at the back just above the cord hole, but I can't get inside under the pedal without risking damaging the housing itself. Thank you.

    Ray

  • zitaray Jan 15, 2009

    Dear MrMark52,

    Thank you for your excellent help. And unbelievably prompt! Unfortunately the Model # 116 2421590 which I took off the plate on the bottom of the canister seams to be wrong or something. Sears tells me: "We're sorry. No exact matches were found." So I have not been able to access their page with the exploded view and parts list, etc.

    Do you have any suggestion?

    I hope having to do multiple responses doesn't dilute your profit on this case.

    Thank you for everything you have done and all the best to you.

    Zitaray

  • zitaray Jan 17, 2009

    Dear MrMark52,

    Thank you very much. I can't understand how you can do this stuff for free. Anyway, I want the company to hear that you were, masterful in handling my request, and prompt beyond belief!

    A grateful zitaray.

  • Mark Egan May 11, 2010

    The spring is probably broken inside the reel. It is normally replaced as an assembly with a new power cord.

    Please provide the Sears P/N and I can help you further.


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You can go to the Sears Parts Direct website and type in your Model number. It will return both an exploded view and parts list, with pricing for replacement parts. You can also order from them, and they can tell you stock status as well.

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

  • Mark Egan Jan 16, 2009

    Thanks Zitaray, and I'm doing this free gratis.

    Take the space out of the number 1162421590 .

    I found it.




  • Mark Egan Jan 19, 2009

    Thanks zitaray!

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