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Miele S528 Cord Retractor

I think the cord inside is not making contact. How do I get to it?
I've removed screws, tried prying gently, but no luck.
Any advice much appreciated.

P.S.
Once the top is off, how do I reconnect the cord?

Thank you
Roman

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  • pomko Mar 03, 2008

    Thanks for your reply, but still no success.

    I've taken out 5 screws but still can't take it apart... 2 at the front near the handle, 3 under and around the filter.

    I can't remove the control panel to check under it for any screws. Any suggestions?



    Thanks

  • pomko Mar 03, 2008

    Found the screws.

    I just pulled the panel straight up and it came off.

    Thanks for your help.



    Roman

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There are some screws not removed yet, on the top under the filter there may be one, sometimes there is a screw under the control panel. Maybe these pix's will help. Most likely you will have to replace the cord reel asm (#05240303). You can take the reel apart and re-attach the cord, but if the spring unwound, then it maybe better to replace it.

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Posted on Mar 02, 2008

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    Lauren Junge Mar 03, 2008

    That control panel comes off, if I had it in front of me, I could figure it out. Some had catches or tabs on the back of it, they lock into the casing. Should be a couple of screws on the front part of it, which you may have already removed. And am sure there is atr least one screw under it. Wish I could nelp more.

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