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I want to install a new hose on a Sears vacuum Mod #116.23812300. How do I remove the Hose Connection Cover(#4370325)? It appears to be a flexible plastic part, however, it will not move from it's position on the old hose.

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  • Hert May 07, 2008

    The question pertains to a Sears vacuum cleaner. Reply is of no value. Thanx anyway.

  • Hert May 07, 2008

    I did find a way to solve the problem. You're right, a photo would have helped in stating the problem. Your reply did not address the fact that this particular hose is wrapped with electric wires, which complicates the situation. Your solution may work with a hose without electrical wiring. Thanx for your respose.

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Hi,

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This guide will explain you how to replace the hose.

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You are trying to remove the flexible hose part from the end correct? If you post a picture of the item that would be very helpful since the numbers you posted really didn't help much.

Usually you can just take a flat headed screwdriver and pry out the old hose from the side of the connection piece. Let me know if I am not understanding correctly and I would be glad to help you.

thanks

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    Benjamin Patri May 07, 2008

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    Benjamin Patri May 07, 2008

    alright, so you did solve the problem? if so, I'm glad you did, have a good day

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