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The power cord is split near the base unit

The cord is split near the base unit causing the unit to cut on and off with an occasional spark. I can fix the cord but need to take the chassis apart to get to where the cord connects to the unit. The split is so close to the base I can't splice it. The problem is I can't see any way of getting the chassis apart.

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There are 2 screws on each side of the top cover of the Rainbow ‘E’ series vacuum cleaners located behind the decal windows. To get to the screws; use a non-scratching tool such as a plastic putty knife and pry out a corner of the plastic window, carefully pull out the plastic window and decal and remove the 2 screws. Repeat this process for both windows and then just lift up the top cover to expose the inside.

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