How to Identify and Fix Common Vacuum Problems ?
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Try and pull the cord firmly
all the way out
Should you find that the mains cord has tangled inside the machine and will not feed out, you could try a firm pull on the cable – this should untangle it. Pull it out until you see the yellow warning marker on the flex appear at the cord entry.
They work on a pair of rotatable wheels inside a storage space that houses the entire length of the cord. When a user pulls the cord, extending it, the ratchets lock automatically, preventing the cord from rolling back up into its original storage position.
They use a spring mechanism to provide the retraction force. As the cord is uncoiled and pulled out for use, tension builds up on the steel torsion spring. Once the electrical power is no longer needed, the stored energy in the torsion spring is released, retracting the cord back to the reel.
Fixing a broken or damaged vacuum power cord is another common vacuum repair that do-it-yourself-ers can easily handle at home. Home repairs on vacuums, tools, outdoor equipment, and other appliances can save you a truckload of money at the repair shop, and anyone can take on simple repairs like this one.
Vacuum uses the surrounding atmosphere to create work force by pulling on, rather than pushing, a work piece.
Unplug the cord from the outlet. Hold the end of the cord and press the automatic rewind button located on the lower side of the unit. Guide the cord so that it gently fits back into the machine. Do not allow the plug to whip when rewinding as it could cause damage to the cord.
You can use a cord organizer or a cable winder or simply wrap the cords around your fingers before putting them away to keep them from becoming tangled again.
There is only one correct way to uncoil wire rope. One person must hold the end of the rope while a second person rolls the coil along the floor, backing away. The rope is allowed to uncoil naturally with the lay, without spiraling or twisting.
Removing a clog
Use a pair of pliers to make one end of the hanger into a hook shape. Put the end of the hook into the hole where the vacuum where the clog is located. Push the hook down until it won`t go any further. In some cases the hook will go all the way through and push the clog out the other side.
Regardless if a cord is damaged by age, heavy use, pinching, or bearing too much weight (when an appliance is hung by its cord), a damaged cord increases the risk of electrical shock, fire, or electrocution, and should NOT be used. “The electric cord on your appliance contains a live wire that is securely insulated.
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Cord rewind The power cord is jammed and won’t go in or out. I can’t find a way to get the cover off to have a look at it. Any suggestions please?
Power cord jammed won’t go in or out. Can comeone tell me how to undo the casing to get to the power cord?
Which model do you have..
I have a silverrodo and can’t get the cord to fully rewind is there a way to fix this? thanks
It’s probably a worn out spring. You’ll probably need to take it in to the local Aerus Electrolux shop for replacement of the spring, and possibly the entire cordwinder. You can also call them and see if they’re close enough for free pick up and delivery.
will help you find the store nearest you.
Cord rewinder on a Electrolux model C102J vacum cleaner
Hi there Johnd, SmartAlec from Nelsonvacuums.com.au
here. I fix vacuums full time for a living and the first time i had this problem with the australian version of this vacuum it tok me an hour to pull it apart and back together. now i have done a dozen or so it is about a 30minute operation. I dont know what you rate your technical skill level at but i give this machine a 8/10 for hardness. It is most likely that the cord has jumped off the reel and is wedged so it shouldn’t require parts but it cant be done without nearly stripping it down. There is no reset or similar for the reel. My advice unless your very confident take it to a repairer. It would be 1/2 – 1hr of labour charge only i would think.
.Hope this helps.
Hoover UH70120 WindTunnel TSeries problems with the cord. im a tech savy guy and have been trying to fix a cord after it was pulled to far out and now wont auto retract, but just cant find a way to pull the cord rewind mechanism out to work on it. Any advice
You will probably have to replace the cord winding mechanism. I have never had any luck trying to repair one. Cord retracters are great when they work but it seems like they always go bad before too long. On many units you can’t even replace the cord if you get a bad spot in it, you have to buy a new cord reel which can get expensive.
Miele Red Star model S314. Cord reel is stuck. About three feet of cord is out. The rest of cord is jammed inside machine? How do I get to where the cord reel is?
It is actually simple when I tell you, Here we go…
.First, open the lid and take the bag, and hepa filter out of the machine.
.With a slot screwdriver, pry the hinges of the bag door out a little and take the bag door off.
.You should see one screw holding the black black panel, remove that. When that is out, you can pull the black panel off. It will give a little resistance to you, do not be afraid of breaking it, it will come off.
.Next you will see 4 or 5 screws down the holes there, remove all of them and the final remaining red piece will come off. When you pull this off, it will have both the cord rewinder and the motor assembly attached to it. It will be heavy becasue of the motor. Before you pull out the cord rewinder, just have a look at it closely and you may be able to just fix it without removing anything else.
.good luck with it.
How to wind cord onto spring loaded retractable cord reel for a Kenmore canister vacuum. There is a metal ‘U’ shaped, spring loaded, piece that fits over the outer aspect of the wheel. If cord needs to get wound on under this metal band I can’t figure it out and the band is like factory sealed onto the wheel. Also. I don’t know which direction to feed the cord onto the wheel
What is the exact model # please?
When I was putting my new rug shampooer together and the directions said to press the trigger and the clean surge button until I heard a snap, I did just that many times and never did hear a snap so I thought it had likely happened and I didn’t hear it so I proceeded to fill the solution tank and get busy but no solution came out so I used the clean surge button instead and got the job done (I think). Can I continue to use it that way or is there a way I can get it to snap and use it the way it
My husband figured it out and it now works great! Thank you
I have a hoover upright bagless – turbo power 6500 The cord has been run over and I just noticed white stuff on the cord where it is tattered. My husband said he saw it 6 months ago and never said anything! Anyway, what is that white stuff in the cord? Is it dangerous in any way? Is it insulation? What is that usually made of? Just concerned since the cord is dragged over the floor and my little boy constantly has his hands and face on the floor. Thanks. Worried mom
It can be potentially dangerous. What you see is the cord insulation, if you move that a little you can see the power wires. They are coated and cannot hurt you if not damaged. If i were you i would wrap it in electrical tape or best thing would to get it replaced. You can replace it your self. Order the cable from Sears Parts store
(link to your model)then your husband can install it. But not to sound rude if he didnt say anthing about that damaged power cord he may not be the right person for the job. He should have known it could be dangerous and thankfully your child wasn’t hurt or you two either.
Here is the part number (Part# 46383334) and it will cost you about $20 plus shipping. The cord is item number 63. Let me know if you have further questions./