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Power cord will not retract

I have an Electrolux Renaissance, which I take very good care of and is going strong. The power cord retractor stopped working when the cord was fully extended and will not rewind. Any suggestions?

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Re: Power cord will not retract

Your cordwinder is broken take it to your local Aerus Electrolux dealer. If you have any additional problems call Liz at 570-326-1731

Posted on Dec 27, 2007

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