Question about Vacuums
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: pwr cord rewind reel
You have to pop the grey button off for the cord rewind. There is one more screw under there. You have to be very careful, because you can break one of the tabs that hold the button on. In fact, it is almost a garuntee. There are three tabs that stick off the button that hold it in place on the orange hood. There's a long tab about 3/4 inch long on the inside corner of the button you need to be careful of. Good luck!
Posted on Jan 09, 2008
I figured it out ..by pushing the lever down and pry a screw driver into three different spots on the top, to release the rewind bar. Looks like three little j hooks hold it down. It took a flashlight and night time for me to see it.
Posted on Mar 20, 2008
It probably is, these cords are usually 15-25' long ;-)
What you can asssume is that the cord is simply twisted upon itself and doubled up so cannot easily come out, and will not go in... therefore.
Pull gently on the cord and twist in a clockwise direction. Does the cord seem to get a bit longer? If not, or if it gets tighter, try counterclockwise. If you keep trying eventually it will loosen and you can fully extend the cord. Compare this to holding a piece of string between your hands by the thumb and index fingers. Hold one end still and twist the other 20 times (twisting the string). then relax the string between your hands. See how it immediately forms a loop? That is the problem with your cordreel too. There is a loop in there that we need to undo. Now pull a bit so you can still see the loop, and then start untwisting to see what happens. You can also do this with a YoYo ;-)
Be patient, observe, sensitize your tactile senses and see if you can figure out which direction loosens your cord - and get it out ;-)
Hopefully you wont have to take it all apart. that cordreel spring is very strong. Be careful if you do go in there.
Posted on Mar 26, 2009
I had the same problem - the power cord for my Hoover Elite Upright (U5507900) was stuck a few inches out and wouldn't go any further. But when I unscrewed the rewinding mechanism, the cord had clearly gotten twisted and partly buried under itself so after some work I was able to free it. Now it seems to be working fine, at least for the moment. Note that I had to use small screwdrivers to unscrew the cord rewinding compartment, like the kind of screwdrivers you use for computer repair.
Posted on Jun 22, 2009
Flip the vac upside down and look for two screws from the underside near the wheels. If they are not visible you will need to remove hidden screws from above by prying gently at the back of the vac where the body panels meet at the bumper. Also look for two vertical screws in the bag area.
Posted on Sep 06, 2009
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