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Posted on Aug 30, 2007

Can't open rear compartment

Cord rewind mechanism is in rear of canister. Peeled back rubber trim strips on sides, only to reveal white plastic "I-beam." These appear to hold canister together top & bottom. How do I remove these white plastic stringers without breaking them? Thanks for your time Tom

  • TimTang Dec 19, 2007

    I'm having the same problem with a Philips HR8539A. There are only 4 visible screws. I've removed them but can't for the life of me remove the back of the canister where the motor is.

    I've tried to find a service manual on the internet but no success.

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    Earlier summary pretty much says it all.


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To seperate the two body halves: 1-Set the vacuum on it's wheels & open the front door. 2-Place a wide screwdriver blade just between the reaer cover and the rubber bumper and tap the screwdriver on the side to push the bumper forward towards the door a little bit. 3-Grasp the bumper and pull it straight out. 4-Leave the vacuum halves together...flip the vac over on it's top. 5-Put your palms against each wheel with your fingers in between the body halves..pull each side out just a little and snap the lower body upwards. It will then come apart. 6-You can then mark the wires on the cordwinder for corresct replacement afer the repair. Make sure you put the bumpers back on each I-Beam before you put it back together. (they don't need to be removed). And the FLAT end of the rubber bumper is against the front door. Good Luck !

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