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How do i disassemble (i.e. which screws do i pull and which hidden tabs are there) the cord retractor/switch assembly? there is only one screw that appears to hold the piece but it does not come out, Thanks

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There are 7 torx head screws to remove in the top plastic housing. 5 are in the perimeter and two are "hidden". One is under the power/cord winder panel which pops off in an upward diredtion. and one is under the cloth filter on top of the motor, inside the bag compartment. Take out those 7 and lift the plastic top panel off !

Posted on Jan 12, 2010

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    Rich Ferrier May 26, 2014

    thanks, found the one under the cloth filter. No way it not for you. :-)

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