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Electrolux cord retractor

Was it difficult to replace the cord retractor? How much was the part and where did you get?

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LizDahl
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SOURCE: Power cord will not retract

Your cordwinder is broken take it to your local Aerus Electrolux dealer. If you have any additional problems call Liz at 570-326-1731

Posted on Dec 27, 2007

LizDahl
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What model do you have?

Posted on Jan 29, 2008

pgh_pa_guy
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SOURCE: Electrolux LE, cord retractor not

This happens when the spring inside the cord reel fails. The reel can't be fixed, but can be replaced. A Google search for Electrolux parts turned up several sources. Here's a link to one company I have dealt with in the past:
http://www.totalvac.com/accessory/parts/EXR-3075ES.html

Replacement isn't too difficult if you're comfortable with hand tools and have some patience. Hope this helps and good luck on the repair!

Posted on Nov 22, 2008

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SOURCE: s248i canister vacuum: electric cord retractor kaput

It is pretty tough to fix a retractor. Maybe hook direct and wind up the cord manual like uprights.

Posted on Sep 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Electrolux EL 7001 Oxygen 3 power cord continually retracts

Tie a knot in the cord so it can't retract.

Posted on Oct 26, 2009

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