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Re: Power cord retrieval
Depending on which model you have, take the bag door or lid off by pushing it back and it will unhook and come off, there are 4 screws that hold the cover on over the where the cord rewind button is, take that cover off and you can get to the cord reel.
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generally you need to replace the spring mechanism. contact the manufacture for parts/cost. Most local shops don't carry parts to repair vacuums, unless it's a new model, most vacuums are designed to work until they don't then you replace. unless you spend more than 400-500 bucks on it that is.
While it doesn't require a collection bag, a Dyson-brand vacuum cleaner
can still suffer the problems of wear and tear that are prone to any
vacuum cleaner--for example, a frayed power cord. If the power cord of
your Dyson vacuum cleaner has become frayed, change it immediately to
avoid a dangerous electrical mishap. You will need a replacement cord
from an electronics service center, along with a few common household
tools. You do not need electrical skills to complete the task.
Follow this steps on how to replaced the power cord assembly:
1 Unplug the Dyson vacuum
cleaner's power plug from the wall outlet. Press the button on the top
front of the plastic collection cover. Lift the cover off the front of
the vacuum cleaner and place it aside.
2 Trace the power cord to where it
enters the back bottom of the vacuum cleaner. Remove the screws from
the panel surrounding the power cord with a Phillips screwdriver. Remove
the panel. Aim the beam of a flashlight inside the compartment so that
you can see where the wires at the end of the power cord wrap around two
screws on the motor assembly. Loosen these screws with a Phillips
3 Pull the power cord out of the
compartment and dispose of it properly. Strip a 1/2 inch of insulation
from the ends of the two wires of the replacement power cord. Run the
wires into the compartment along the path of the original power
cord--pushing the wires into the grooves inside the compartment.
4 Tie a knot on the cord on the inside of the compartment to prevent the cord from being pulled out.
5 Wrap the exposed end of each
wire of the power cord around the loosened screws. Tighten the screws.
Replace the panel and reattach the screws. Stand the vacuum cleaner
right side up. Place the bottom of the plastic collection cover into the
bottom front slot on the vacuum cleaner. Push the cover back on the
front of the vacuum cleaner.
On pressing the cord has to coil into the holder and if this wont happen there is some mechanical fault in the recoiler or spring.
You can pull the power cord once again outside and let it slide inside, repeat this sequence to allow the winder to respond and then it might pick up.
Open the bag door, remove the bag (leave door open)and then with a hammer and a blunt instrument(wooden dowel)Strike the side rubber "bumper" rails towards the open door side of the machine from the back of the vacuum. You should get it started and then it should easily pull out from both sides. you can remove the bottom of the vacuum and remove the cord "guard" to allow the cord to go thru also. The back is held on by the union of these two halves by dowel pins(plastic nubs) Sometimes the "spring" mechanism gets jammed from over pulling. Just simply roll the smaller wheel to retract the cord manually.You could try spraying the rollers with a silicone or graphite type spray to allow free movement of the spring. Hopes this helps. WFServices
You don't have to open the cannister. You can easily remove the black plastic collar through which the cord is supposed to emerge. The collar has a little springy tab that holds it in place. Once the collar is removed, you can reach in and grab the cord and pull it out.
I had the same problem - the power cord for my Hoover Elite Upright (U5507900) was stuck a few inches out and wouldn't go any further. But when I unscrewed the rewinding mechanism, the cord had clearly gotten twisted and partly buried under itself so after some work I was able to free it. Now it seems to be working fine, at least for the moment. Note that I had to use small screwdrivers to unscrew the cord rewinding compartment, like the kind of screwdrivers you use for computer repair. HTH!
Well, there were two problems, the first being that the cord got jammed and I did not know how to get inside to clear it up. Finally we got under a dark gray cover which exposed screws which I was able to open everything up and fix it.
Then the motor for the brush stopped working. We kept playing with it and it intermitantly operated. Obviously a connection that opened up from time to time. I may need to get another vacuum. I cleaned all the obvious connections.
Most cord reels have a stop on it, it is a rubber wheel and when dust gets on the wheel, they won't always stop the reel. It would have to be opend up to get to the cord reel, then you could clean it out.