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Electrolux canister vacuum

My daughter dropped the canister vacuum and it came completely apart. I have everything back together except the electrical wiring. Can anyone tell me where I can find a wiring diagram for an electrolux canister vacuum?

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Re: electrolux canister vacuum

The easiest solution would be to call your local Aerus/ Electrolux representative, because the corporation doesnt publish diagrams.

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Re: electrolux canister vacuum

Can you give the exact model from the name plate?

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