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Canister vacuum cord retractor

I have the vacuum apart and the retractor apparatus has the spring/coil very tightly wound around the large cylindrical center, but there is a small er round plastic piece nearby. Does the coil wrap around it too? If so, how much of the coil should be around the smaller one? By the way to spin the center piece is very difficult.

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It is pretty tough to fix a retractor. Maybe hook direct and wind up the cord manual like uprights.

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