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How to install a new power cord on a tristar vaccume

How to install a new power cord lon a tristar vaccume

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You must flip the Tri Star upside down to reveal hidden body screws. Generally 2 at back near the wheels and one at front below the cord retainer.
Once removed the body will separate at the bumper. Before removing the motor , note the position of the carbon brushes relative to the body housing. They will be offset allowing the housing to close without striking the motor.
This is a metal vac body, your connects must be clean and should be taped after using twist terminals as a precaution. Your cord will go first to the switch, then power runs from the switch to one side each of the power head and motor, then from the opposite power head and motor lead back to the switch.
You should secure a knot inside the body of the vac as a strain relief so the cord cannot slip out after connecting

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