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E series power head handle, internal wire came lose

Ok that end is still connected under the switch it is the other end I don't know where it hooks. Can you help me with where that end hooks?
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    Same thing. Everything looks in place but one end of the wire is loose inside the handle

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Think it comes off of the hose. Maybe it broke off.

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How to replace the cord in dyson's dc07


Things You Will Need



  • Dyson DC07 power cord


  • T15 Torx-bit screwdriver


  • Small can


  • Camera or cell phone with camera


  • Flat-head screwdriver, 3/4-inch or smaller


  • Needle-nose pliers



Tips



  • Do detach the black wire that goes to the motor as it does not require removal.



Warnings



  • Do not work on the power cord when it is plugged in.


  • Do not force the plastic-covered connectors from the switch or you could break the male ends. Pull them off firmly but gently to avoid breaking the terminals.


  • Do not apply too much force to the plastic arms that hold the housing in place. The plastic arms are fragile and may break easily.



References



1 - Unwrap the power cord from the Dyson DC07. Detach the handle of the vacuum cleaner by pressing the release button. Pull the handle from the hose. Slide the hose down the wand and push the button at the bottom to release the hose from the machine.

2 - Press the button at the top of the dust bin handle to remove the canister bin assembly from the Dyson DC07.

3 - Lay the machine on with its back with the power switch facing upward. Locate the Torx screw directly beneath the switch actuator. Remove the Torx screw, turning it counterclockwise. Place the screw into a small can so you do not lose it.

4 - Remove the switch box housing held in place by the Torx screw just removed. Carefully pry upward on the two plastic arms that clip the housing in place. Take a picture with your cellphone or camera of the open housing to make it easier to reinstall the wires where they belong in the channels and spaces provided.

5 - Center the needle-nose pliers on the female connectors from the power cord attached to the switch. Apply equal force to pull them from the male ends of the switch. Also detach the two wires that connect together within the housing, identified by the clear plastic connector between them. Depending on your machine\'s manufacture date, the wires might have different colors. For example, they may be white and brown, all white or one could be blue. Disconnect a total of four wires -- two from the switch and the two connected together. Leave the other wires alone.

6 - Trace the electrical cord on the machine until you reach its protective cover where it enters the Dyson DC07. Lift up the cord protector to remove it from the vacuum. The cord protector has slotted sides that fit within the plastic. Slide the cord protector from the power cord.

7 - Remove the plastic covers that protect the female ends on the power-cord wires that connect to the switch. The new power cord does not come with these. Insert the tip of the flat-head screwdriver through the top of the plastic connector with two internal ridges. Lift upward and away to pull the wire free from the connector. Repeat for the other wire. Push the female end into the plastic connector until it snaps into place. Repeat for the other power-cord wire.

8 - Thread the new power cord through the cord protector. If you have trouble pushing the wires through, reach in with the needle-nose pliers to pull both wires through the rubber protector.

9 - Reconnect the two separated wires back together by inserting the male end into the female end of the other wire. Reconnect the two wires from the power cord to the switch. Reinstall the switch housing on the machine. Align the wires in the channels provided to keep them from being pinched or pulled out when you reassemble the housing. Look at the photo you took earlier as a guide, if necessary. Insert the wire that goes to the motor in this channel and the white wires connected together to the left of the switch in the area provided.

10 - Put on the switch housing cover and secure it with the screw you removed earlier. Reassemble the vacuum in the reverse order you dismantled it.

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My home has a central vacuum system hook-up but no vacuum installed. My friend upgraded his central system and gave me his Eureka Mega Boss central vacuum system and the accessories, including the pow


The power head requires 120 Volts. Some hoses have a receptacle in the handle for the power head plug, and the hose has a cord at the wall inlet end that plugs into a receptacle. Some hoses have a plug at the wall inlet end that plugs into a 120Volt receptacle built into the inlet. The hose plugs into this receptacle when you push the hose into the inlet. The power for this built-in receptacle is wired with line voltage when the system is installed.

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Replaced Oreck power switch. 2 black leads and 1 white lead for switch. Posts marked 1, 2, and 3. 2 black wires to switch powers on. Connect white wire and breaker trips. Where does the white wire go?


Both black go to the switch. Power in - black to switch / white to white from motor.
From motor - black to switch / white to white from power cord
The black wire from the power hooks to the off end of the switch and the black wire from the motor hooks to the on end. Third post is not used. The two white wires are connected to each other with a small twist on wire nut.

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Hi-My power head won't work anymore. How do I know if it is the switch or the wireing or how to fix it.


Can you take a test reading with a meter from the vac socket or the hose handle. If you have power there test the cord for continuity before the motor. Disconnect the wiring from the switch and bypass directly to the motor.
TIP Most power head cords fail at the stress point where they enter the head, but inspect your cord connections at the vac and hose as well. Please post make and model

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It will not turn on. No lights, no power what so


The most common problem with the windtunnel series is the small switch inside the handle. The plastic switch you touch is NOT the electrical switch. It is a plastic arm that pushes on the actual switch. Sometimes the switches burn up and othertimes the rod that comes from the thumb switch does not push the on/off well enough. It could also be the cord, inspect it for large gouges and exposed wire, that may also be your problem.

Some simple things to fix this.
  • If its less than a year old its still under warranty. If you have a sales reciept go to hoovers website and look up the nearest servicing warranty dealer. They'll fix it and send the bill to hoover.
  • Tighten the screws on the back of the handle, if they become lose, the thumb switch rod does not reach the actual switch.
  • Check the cord for obvious problems like exposed wires and large kinks or twists.
  • pull on the metal part of the electrical plug (when unplugged) sometimes they come right out leaving little connection.
If you are more capable you can take the handle apart and replace the switch, it is semi difficult if you are not mechanicly inclined. To do this remove the screws in the upper rear of the handle and pull the handle towards the back of the machine and off. then pull out the piece of plastic that is in back of the hand tools giving you access to the wires. Then simply squeeze the switch through the opening, replace and reinstall. One of these will solve your problem.

Best of Luck!


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I need to reassemble my rainbow e series electrified hose handle


Yes, it is a ground wire. When you put it back together, make sure that the two halves of the hose handle are holding the wire up against the metal. I just had one apart the other day for the first time and if I recall correctly, the wire goes near the center for reassembly. Hope this helps!

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Power head handle wiring


Not sure, I had a chance to look at one earlier, there was a wire that came off of the hose and went to that point above the trigger. Is that wire by the trigger intact or broken off? I may be able to look it again on Monday.

Feb 02, 2008 | Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

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Power head handle wiring


That wire goes just above where the trigger is, take the trigger out and there is a slot that the end goes into.

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