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I need to replace vacuum hose

I have a hole close to the electrical end (closest to the vacuum) and need to remove the protective plactic piece. How do I do this without damaging the casing? Is it just a matter of shortening the hose and rewiring once the casing has been removed?

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    Miele S312i vacuum hose-end removal. Have blockage in hose. End pieces are curved and prevent a stick being poked down hose to get blockage out. How to remove them?

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If you have a vise, put the end in to and you want to just squeeze it so you can get to the 2 tabs inside and using 2 flat blade screwdrivers, pry outward and the hose should come out of the cuff. Sometimes you can just cut and rewire, but watch and match colored wires to the right colors, mix them up and you would have a electrical mess. When you put it back together, push the cuff down until you hear it snap into place.

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2) Check for blockages from the bottom of the machine. Remove the:
(i) U-Bend (stand behind the machine and look next to the right-hand-side wheel, it's attached with a rectangular clip next to the
long gray hose - push the clip and pull the U-Bend off, make sure its clear - if there's a blockage remove it and continue with the
blockage check to ensure that the entire machine is clear)
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(i) wash the filter in cold water and leave it out to dry for at least 24 hours
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