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Following old directions found online I opened an Electrolux Ambassador III to fix the cord winder. When reassembling, I found a loose white wire. Where should it be reconnected?

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  • rhhansen10 Oct 02, 2010

    It doesn't run now. Won't turn on at all.

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A white wire is part of the power wiring (neutral), but if the machine runs ok, it may be a left-over from previous work or original manufacturing. If the machine does not run now, then look obvious bare connectors to reinstall it. Hope this helps!

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  • drallim Oct 02, 2010

    Did the motor run before you worked on the cord winder? If so, and the white wire is disconnected on one end only, then I suspect that the loose end went to a connector on the inner end of the cord winder to couple power into the motor. The winder most likely has a pair of slip rings that couple power from the cord, which turns on a drum, to the backing plate that doesn't turn. Guessing that the winder uses a pair of brushes to couple power into the slip rings from the cord wires which then distribute power to the switch and motor windings. Good luck!

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