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On my Eureka Model 1759A (from mid-1980s), the plastic catch that holds the two parts of the metal body together has broken. I would like to replace the part of the catch that attaches to the top (the part with the lip on it), but I can't find the part online ... or even a drawing. Where can I get this part ? ? ? HELP ! ! !

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This latch is riveted to the body. If you are lucky you may find an old Eureka warranty/ repair center with one on the shelf, or another canister for parts. That will be your best hope.

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