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I also have a Hoover upright and I need to replace the electrical cord. I have dimantled the back, where the tools are stored, and the hose. I still cannot find the screws or whatever, to get to the area behind the cord, so I can replace it. I think I will have to take off the bottom too. Has anyone out there tried to do this? It seems crazy. This machine works great so I hope I can also put it back together. Thanks for the help.

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Since I do not know your specific model I can only supply you with general instructions. Be aware that most of the time you only need to gain access to the on/off switch to replace the power cord. Also Make sure that you are replacing the existing cord with a comparable one. Vacuum cleaner cords are different from most other types. They need to with stand being run over repeatedly and subjected to a spinning brush that would burn through other types in a matter of seconds.
If you keep that in mind then......


One of the most important rules in the universe is "If it was put together it can be taken apart". I take my vacuum apart just for fun. I will use as an example the most common type of vacuum, an upright bagless. You will need to remove the lower unit. You will find after the top section has been removed four screws, (two on each side), holding the upper section to the lower with two plastic half circles clamps. In most newer vacuums of this type these are the only things holding the two pieces together aside from the hose. The motor housing is usually held together by several screws. Once you get the upper and lower sections separated you will be able to gain access to the screws.
Probably the most important thing I can tell you is to keep track of the screws. Use a piece of styrofoam draw a shape of a vacuum on it and press the screws into it in the area that they came out.
If you need more specific instructions you will have to clarify this with the exact make and model.
Hope this helps.

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