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I have a Guardian that we purchased maybe 10 years ago. The swivel joint connecting to the brush head has worn and the brush does not operate unless you turn to extream angle. How do i resolve?

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If this is the same one as what is pictured in the picture next to your description, then this is a common problem.

For starters you will want to disconnect the power brush from the wands or poles.
Look on the neck piece, towards the front of the neck, you are looking for either a screw, or a round cover. If its a round cover, you want to remove it to reveal the screw, and then remove the screw.
Once the over is off you should see 2 wires, brown and orange. They should both be connected to the pins for the electrical connection on the power head.

What I suspect here is that the wires are 1) off 2) broken. If they are off, just replace it onto the pins and your good to go. If the wires are broken, you will have to fix those wires. Fixing the wires is not so bad, you do have to make sure there is no exposed wire when your done, however, soldering them and taping them is not uncommon.

Good luck,
Mark

Posted on Nov 10, 2010

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