Need to replace power cord and can't find how to open canister to replace
I have the new replacement power cord for 116-22612, however I can not find any info on how to open the canister. I removed the only 2 screws that I could find inside near the bag compartment but this would not release the cover to the housing of the vacuum. Appreciate any help you could give with this.
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Http://geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=109422&thid=640336 Need to replace power cord and can't find how to... Posted by yellowbee on Jun 02, 2008 Hi,I have the new replacement power cord for 116-22612, however I can not find any info on how to open the canister. I removed the only 2 screws that I could find inside near the bag compartment but this would not release the cover to the housing of the vacuum. Appreciate any help you could give with this. Thanks! Hello, I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. Sears / Kenmore have many Models of canisters but the bag section should me fairly easy to get into as per replacing the bag, but it is the cordwinder assm or cord section that might be hidden, I am not sure if Sears / Kenmore can download the owner’s manual from the website but I would suggest that you call the Sears / Kenmore Factory to have them send out a copy of the owners manual so that you can do it yourself or if that is not the way you want to do it contact your local vac dealer and they can help or call the factory for further assistance. So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions. http://www.sears.com/Customer Service1-800-4-MY-HOME1-800-469-4663 Thanks, Don the Vac Man Go Ahead. Use Us.
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With all that's involved in replacing the cord and potential cord reel damage, it's more cost effective to just have the entire cord reel, complete with new cord, replaced. Less time consuming thus less costly to you. Hope it helps!
I strongly suggest allowing a qualified service tech at an authorized Aerus Electrolux store take care of this. The disassembly and reassembly of the tank and cordwinder are tricky and complicated and incorrect reassembly can cause serious problems. Even to the extent of permanently damaging your vacuum, or worse, result in a shock hazard or fire.
This will not be difficult to open, however, inside may scare you.
Remove your hepa filter cartridge (if you have one)
turn the machine over.
Undo the 6-8 screws there and pull the bottom off.
you should see everything there. If you are careful, just remove the old rewinder, and replace with the new one.
Hi, that pop sound you heard at the outlet simply implies that the fuse blew off. What you just need to do is too replace the fuse and if the power cord is having a burn smell, then i will also advise you to change the power cord..
With your hose plugged into the vacuum, check your cord at the outlet, is it securely plugged in? There are no signs of cord damage? If so, you will need to take it to the shop,but it probably just has the wrong sequence in the power buttons.. turn on the main unit switch then turn on the hose switch to the canister, if no power, then hit the switch on the machine again, it should power up, if it does not, open up the bag compartment, and shut it again, making sure that the bag is aligned inside and the cover is closed tightly. Did this fixya? Let me know. You may need to contact electrolux for a replacement hose. they are really good about warranty service and will send yu a new hose at no charge if they determine that is the problem. Here is some contact info. Thanks, Rene(the Vacuum Doctor) http://smallappliances.electroluxusa.com/node47.asp
1 screw in the front, two in the blower port. take them out and the top bezel comes off. one screw in the bottom and two on the top. need a flat blade screw driver to pry out the cord reel. 4 screws holds the sheild of the reel. take them out and there is a snap ring that hold the reel on the shaft. the reel assembly and drum spring comes out at the same time. 3 screws on the bottom of the reel holding a metal plate and there is also snap ring hold the spring on the metal plate take that off and will expose the cord connection. unhook the the cord and untie the knot and replace the cord and reverse the process
you have to splice them.
Use crimp-on wire connectors (best), or threaded twist-on wire connectors. Do NOT just twist wire strands together and tape wires without using wire connectors . . . that is a NO-NO.
Pull the cord all the way out and see if it's contaminated with anything sticky. Also check the guide rollers that the cord rides in and see if they are rolling smoothly and without resistance - they may also need cleaning. If so, clean it off and try again.
If not, it may be the spring reel itself in which case you may need to replace it.
If you can't get it to go back in by pulling on it, you will need to open up the machine to rewind it by hand. Open the front of the canister and remove the bag. As you are looking at the front of the unit, there are two vinyl coverd strips that run the length of the unit. Pull forward on these strips and then pull out so that the vinyl seperates from the plastic underneath. Now grab the plastic strip with a pair of needle nose pliers and pull towards the front of the canister. These can be tough if the machine has never been opened up before, but pull as hard as you need to, to slide the strip out. Once both strips are out, turn the machine over, pull out on the sides of the bottom of the unit, and lift up. The bottom should come of relatively easily, and eveything will be exposed. You can now see the cordwinder and the spring that pulls the cord back in. If it's not broken, you should be able to manipulate the spring reel by hand and get the cord started so that it will rewind by itself. If not, you probably need to have the cordwinder replaced. Good Luck!!