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How do I open the kenmore 7120 vacuum cleaner to replace the cord winder?

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SOURCE: Cord winder not working

Most times you will have to replace the cord rewind. Sometimes just the cord, but usually there is a problem with thr reel contacts. But now that the spring has unwound, you will have to replace it. You will need model number rather then Red Star.

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SOURCE: Replacing the electical cord on Kenmore Progressive Vacuum

To the right of where the cord comes out of the machine is a large screw. Remove it, and slide the upper handle assembly free.
Then, on the front of the machine, remove the screws located toward the top of the vacuum just inside the bag chamber cover. This will allow the front panel to be removed, giving you access to the cord from the front.


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remove the dirt container and look for screws.

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SOURCE: How to open the vacuum cleaner to replace the bag?

pust the button on top flap will open.

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I have a kenmore 7120. The cord will not wind up.. I have taken it apart and I can get it to wind half way up. Is there anything else that I can be done.

First, make sure the mechanism isn't so loaded with dust that friction is dragging it to a halt before it should. If the spring mechanism appears to be working properly, manually wind the power cord on the spool just enough so you'll have a small amount of tension on the cord when you put everything back together. It's possible the spring has become weak with use, but a rewind may let you get some more life out of it before have to replace it.

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We bought a new cord winder for our Electrolux 1205 Canister Vacuum cleaner and we are trying to install it is not turning on. We get it all connected but it doesn't turn on. Is there a reset button or...

Did you put a bag in the vacuum?
I suspect there's an improper wire connection somewhere, but there are other things that could cause this I strongly recommend taking it to an authorized Aerus Electrolux dealer and letting a trained tech check it out.

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1 ) how do you open the body of the vacum ? 2) How to replace the power cord? Epic 6500 sr

Very Carefully! LOL! Disconnect the hose from the door. Open the door. Remove the bag. Flip the vacuum on its top. You will then need to remove the trim pieces from the sides by sliding them toward the front of the machine(bag opening). Usually they won't want to go easily. The way I used to do it was by wedging a screw driver between the rear cover and the trim piece then gently tapped the side of the screw driver blade toward the front. Once you get enough hanging over you can grab and pull them the rest of the way. The vacuum should separate once the trim has been removed. ****I have to warn you. If you have never done this before it is extremely important to take note of how and where everything goes on an Electrolux. They are complex machines that are assembled in a fairly meticulous way.**** The best way for someone that has not had any training to replace the cord is by replacing the cord winder assembly that comes with a new cord. Otherwise you have to disassemble the cord winder. Not fun.

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Also have a Kenmore Model 116. Power retractor not holding cord

The cord winder on these is spring loaded and has cog which is meant to lock with every full rotation of the spool the cord winds onto. It is tricky to work on.
Try pulling a bit more slowly and see if the rewind will stop.
The back housing on top of the vac needs to be removed to access the rewind. The housing snaps into place at the back corners, generally must be carefully pried and popped off by someone familiar with the vac. Some models may also have 2 screws under the lid in the bag area.

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Vacuum not running; do I have to replace the cord winder or just cord?

Typically, the cord and winder are supplied as a unit.  It is possible to fit new cord to an existing winder, but the amount of labour involved will make the job more expensive than simply exchanging the complete unit.  Even if you're going to do the job yourself, it's simply not worth planning to just fit new cable (unless you are a masochist with unlimited time and patience).  Pay that bit extra for a complete unit - you'll be glad you did (or you'll be sorry if you don't!).

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Hey guys ! I have (or my wife has) A KENMORE whispertone 116. When my wife is cleaning with it it will suddenly stops.She then wiggles/pulls on the cord and it starts again and the stops.I pulled the cord...

It definitely sounds like the cord winder is the problem. I can tell you how to take the machine apart, but it's just about impossible to rebuild that winder. When you take the winder apart the spring blows apart, and it's very dangerous. I won't be doing that again. lol Another option is to replace the winder and that is just not cost effective, and it will go bad again.

You could just take out the winder and wire a regular cord in it's place if you want to save the vacuum. You can tie the new cord in couple knots to keep it from pulling out of the unit.

As for taking the machine apart, you probably found the two screws under the hood. Sometimes they hide others under the hepa filter, but the really hard ones to find are under the cord retract button. You have to pop that off to access them.

Hope this helped. Good Luck

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Cord winder not working

Most times you will have to replace the cord rewind. Sometimes just the cord, but usually there is a problem with thr reel contacts. But now that the spring has unwound, you will have to replace it. You will need model number rather then Red Star.

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