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I only know this model as the Classic, but the colour of the canister in the photo is the same. The machine will not turn on, but when I retract and pull on the cord, the power light comes on briefly. Is there a short? I lent the vacuum to my daughter and perhaps she was rough with the cord.

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SOURCE: electrolux canister vacuum

The easiest solution would be to call your local Aerus/ Electrolux representative, because the corporation doesnt publish diagrams.

Posted on Jan 12, 2008

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It is not generally necessary to replace the entire cord reel, although occasionally it is.

Here's the quick and easy DIY way to make your cord reel work again: you will need a #2 phillips head screwdriver, any flat head screwdriver, a pair of scissors, and a zip-tie.

First, remove the bag compartment lid by gently prying the hinge parts inward with the flathead screwdriver until you can lift it free. Remove bag and exhaust filter, and then remove the two screws holding the rear control panel on. Lift the front of the control panel upward until you hear a horrible unpleasant crunching noise. You didn't break it.

Lift that free, and remove all screws from the top of the main housing. (I believe there are 6 or so... but I can't remember off the top of my head.) The housing should then lift free.

You should now be able to see your cord reel. see if it wiggles back and forth along the central axle. If it does, you'll want to place the zip tie around the side of the axle which is away from the large round copper contacts which look almost like leaf springs. This will ensure that the contacts make electrical contact again. Cut off the excess zip-tie.

When putting the parts all back together, it is essentially a reverse of the disassembly, but be sure that you thread the cord through the hole in the back of the housing before you attempt to screw the housing down, or you will be very sad; both because you'll have to disassemble it again, and because you'll probably jack up your cord and have to replace the reel, which is what we're trying to avoid.

Test machine. If it works: party. If not, you will have to replace the cord reel.

For further clarification on the process, contact me.

Good luck,

-R

Posted on Mar 07, 2009

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Posted on May 28, 2009

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Vacuums have a heat activated breaker in them. Is the action end hot? If you get a clog, the motor won't get the air blowing through it and it will overheat causing the breaker to blow. If this is the case, wait (sometimes a few hours) for it to cool while you check for clogs then try it again. Hope this helps!

Posted on Aug 08, 2009

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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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