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Power cord I purchased a new cord. The one on my vacuum is frayed. How do you get to the connection to replace it? Thanks.

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Re: power cord

May need to break the unit down to replace the cord,there should be some tec screws under the belt cover to remove the motor housing cover, may be two to thee wires. the rest should be simple.

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