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Replace on/off power switch for BUC11700UC vacuum cleaner

I am not able to remove the covers which enclose the switch. Can anyone help me

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    The power switch on my BUC11700uc has gone bad. For some time it would work if I held it in on position but now it is totally gone. Where do I find the spare switch and where do I find instructions to install it? I am a handy man and if I know how to open the switch housing, it should not be difficult to replace it.

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Thank you for and excellent solution. I have several suggestions:

1) After removing the 11 screws as directed, I was unable to remove the handle. However, I was able to sneak in and remove the one screw that holds the top front thingy. I should warn you that it is easy to break the tab at the switch end of the front thingy. It was zip wired to the handle. (How do I know, I'll let you guess:-)

2) I would recommend re-soldering the wires to the new switch. They are already tinned and take up much less room than push on connectors.

3) Finally, be sure to use insulating shrink tubing. Put it on before soldering. Duh!

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I had the same problem. I ordered a new switch from a local appliance place part#417915 (also try 54542), but it can be found on-line for ~$2+shipping. There are 11 screws to remove. Remove all nine screws that hold on the back of the handle (be sure and get the two under the attachment holder). Remove the two screw from the front that hold the top dirt canister retaining bracket. Once you have the back of the handle off, you can remove the single screw at the top of the handle that holds on the top front where the switch is. The front will then 'snap' off.
The wires are soldered to the switch, and there is absolutely no slack in the wires, so I don't recommend that you cut them. Be very careful with the new switch, since the tabs on back can break off very easily if bent too much (speaking from experience). You might also want to order, and keep and extra switch, around for the next time you need to replace it (it will wear out again).
Instead of soldering the wires to the switch you might want to try using some push on female spade connectors (small), but be sure they are insulated. This will make the next replacement much easier.

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