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I have a Kenmore 12.0 amp vacuum whispertone , Mode number 2531290, serial number DE3992905. The cord retract is not working, and the cord is half way out, I can not seem to figure out out to open the cansiter so I can see what the problem is.

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Most of these you have to take off the cover on the back end where the cover retrack button is. Usually it has a catch, 2 on each side, use a screw driver, pry up near each corner to release it, then you can get to the cover over the moter and cord reel. Remove the 2 screw and put up and out.

Posted on Jan 14, 2008

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Depends on the machine. If its a Sebo K model then usually pulling on the cord will re-automatically retract the cord anyway. Any other brand and it will need to be replaced by a qualified repair.

Posted on May 08, 2009

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SOURCE: How do I open my Kenmore Whispertone 12.0 to get to the cord reel

The motor / cord compartment cover must be removed to access the cord reel. There are four screws that hold the cover to the chassis. Two of the screws are found under the cord-retractor-foot-pedal on the top back of the canister. To access these screws the pedal must be removed. To do this, press the pedal down and look (from the top) for the four plastic clips that attach/hold the pedal hinges to the cover. There are two at the end corners and two in the middle. Using a long, thin flat-head screw driver (or similar instrument) press each clip to unhook/popout the hinges. Note: the foot pedal spring will also come out when the pedal is removed.

The other two screws are found under the curved hinges of the vaccum bag compartment cover. To access these, lift the cover as if accessing the vacuum bag. Keep pulling the cover back until the hinges release from the motor cover. Don't worry, it is disigned to do this and will not break but it may require a little force. A long phillip-head screw driver will be needed to access and remove each screw. Good luck. - Gary

Posted on May 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Sears Kenmore Whispertone Vacuum Problem:

If you push inwards on each side of the light cover on top you can remove it. With the light cover removed remove the (2) access screws. Now you will be able lift of the entire top cover from the base. You will then see the belt and roller brush, remove the old belt and replace with a new one. You can get the replacement belt you need here:

Kenmore Whispertone Replacement Belt

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SOURCE: the retractable cord will no longer retract into

rewind spring broke return to where you bought it for replacment

Posted on Feb 10, 2010

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