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Princess III Vacuum

I have a Princess III canister vacuum. The on/off switch started giving me problems and I was sick and tired of paying the repair guy to fix the vac. So I turned on the vac, took a cap from a pill bottle put it under the switch to keep it from being turned off and then used electrical tape to tape it in place. I would plug the vac in to turn it on and off.

We were using the vac and unplugged it to move to another room and it stopped working.

Is it possible for me to replace the switch myself? Could I replace the cord also?

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Re: Princess III Vacuum

Here is a picture of the dome taken apart, not too hard, take out the 3 screws on top, then the pic should show the rest.


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