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Pwr cord rewind reel

The power cord has jumped the cord rewinder reel and is stuck. I have removed 4 screws on the top of the vac (inside the bag cover door) but the unit will not come apart to gain access to the reel. Any sugestions? It is a hoover canister Vac. model S1361

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  • owlwin Aug 11, 2008

    I already taken off the grey unwind cord button and also the 4 screws under the lift for the garbage bag, but then I don't know how to get on to solve the problem. What is the next and following steps to solve the problem? I cannot take the orange canister part separate from the grey bottom. What should I do?

  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2009

    I solved the problem with advice from this site

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    I took apart the vacuum cleaner, checked it with multimeter and found out that the cord is wrong, but the connection problem is inside the reel. However it looks like the reel cannot be taken apart and put together again(well it is written on it: Do not open, replace the whole thing) The vacuum is old I won't buy a new reel, it'll cost more than new VC, but this one could work for a while more. Should I just take it apart and connect the cable with loosing the ability of rewind or is there a way to put it back again? Thanks.

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You have to pop the grey button off for the cord rewind. There is one more screw under there. You have to be very careful, because you can break one of the tabs that hold the button on. In fact, it is almost a garuntee. There are three tabs that stick off the button that hold it in place on the orange hood. There's a long tab about 3/4 inch long on the inside corner of the button you need to be careful of. Good luck!

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I had the same problem and was able to fix it with your suggestions. I would add when you attempt to remove the grey button, I had the most success (I had to do it twice) by prying the side of the button farthest from the long tab. That is the end of the button closest to the top of the machine. Also be careful that the wind up reel is correctly reinstalled with the lever on the reel directly aligned with the grey button so it can press it to rewind the reel. I found one of the wires to the reel very lose and had to tighten the spade female connector end so it would fit tightly. Also, remember to install the black rubber gasket around the bag opening before tightening the four screws around that areal

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Owesome ! I fixed mine, I had the same problem, didn't know how to take it appart !
Thanks, It was very helpfull !

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