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The power head keeps shorting out during use. one of the connecting prongs from the handle to the power head is black instead of silver and is smaller in diameter like it has been arcing inside the connection. could this be the problem and if so can I replace it or will I have to take it to a repair facility. Thank you for your help, Jim Carey jlcarey@cox.net

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This is a problem with the connection in the wands and the powerhead. Because they are shorting out you may have to replace the neck on the power nozzle. (Leave that to a pro). But you will definatly have to purchase a new wand as replacement wires are not sold for newer models. That is assuming it's a electrolux like pictured.

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