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I have a 30ft power cord reel. The cord does not wind back up on it correctly. How can I replace the spring or whatever is winding it back up?

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Most times you will have to replace the cord rewind. Sometimes just the cord, but usually there is a problem with thr reel contacts. But now that the spring has unwound, you will have to replace it. You will need model number rather then Red Star.

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

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The contacts are fine, they just need to be bent up a little to ensure proper pressure with contact plate. I had exactly the same problem, and it solved it.
Do not remove black graphite lubricant from contacts!!!

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Hi ryone,

A typical problem with these vacuum cleaners. Your problem is more likely the motor overheating. Try testing it while open, sometimes fluff accumulates on the Motor fan, and overheats the motor. Once it overheats, it shuts off to protect itself, and will be able to start again within 2 minutes.

The cord however could also be the problem, the best way to test this (because visual confirmation is isn't always possible) is with a multimeter set to continuity, attach a point on each end, on the same color, play with the cord and see if the continuity ever changes. This may seem like a long procedure but it will at least let you confirm that it is the cord.

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