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Power cord Cord is just all knotted a twisted, i bought a rubber cord and just want to replace the original. I have removed all the screws from the rear of the machine and it still doesn't want to come apart and i dont want to force it. any help is appreciated.

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Re: power cord

If the cord goes in at the top, take the handle off, then remove the tool holder, then you can get to the cord. If it goes in at the bottom, You have to take off the motor cover to get to the connecting end.

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