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Replacing electrical cord

I am trying to fix/replace the electrical cord on this vacuum and I read somewhere to take the long screw out and the handle will come off. I did that and have pryed on the case a little (no damage) and to no avail. Does anyone have any ideas or maybe someone out there has done this before. Thanks Richard

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If you have a vise, put the end in to and you want to just squeeze it so you can get to the 2 tabs inside and using 2 flat blade screwdrivers, pry outward and the hose should come out of the cuff. Sometimes you can just cut and rewire, but watch and match colored wires to the right colors, mix them up and you would have a electrical mess. When you put it back together, push the cuff down until you hear it snap into place.

Posted on Mar 25, 2008

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Hi,

Have you tried spraying the stubborn screw with WD40 and let it soaked for a while? Other than these screws holding the handle together, there would no other way of opening it up.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Aug 19, 2008

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SOURCE: Replacing the electical cord on Kenmore Progressive Vacuum

To the right of where the cord comes out of the machine is a large screw. Remove it, and slide the upper handle assembly free.
Then, on the front of the machine, remove the screws located toward the top of the vacuum just inside the bag chamber cover. This will allow the front panel to be removed, giving you access to the cord from the front.

-R

Posted on Sep 15, 2008

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That actually sounds correct, if it's the model I'm thinking of. As long as you're talking about connecting to the wires that are held in by the wire nuts you should be good to go.

-R

Posted on Mar 03, 2009

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Step 3. Once the lever is moved to open, lift straight up on the entire handle assembly to remove it from the vacuum cleaner.


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