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My hose cracked on my ep238

I need to see if you can help me find replacement hose for my vacuum. thank you for your time. wandaly

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  • luciacovelli May 11, 2010

    Where is it cracked? My hose cracked and I fixed it with duct tape. It held great for 5 years.

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I've had the hose brake on this vac at both top and bottom several times. You can pinch the ears that hold the hose assembly to the wand and vac connection and get at the piece that the hose screws into. Remove the old piece, cut the hose cleanly and screw back in, then snap back together. They don't seem to have this hose anymore and since the vac also has problems with its cord assembly I'd say your best bet is a new vac once the hose can't be fixed anymore.

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