Fix of the Week: How to Change an Electrolux Plastic Canister Cordwinder

by Mark 21. August 2014 08:44

Start by assembling the vacuum, the new cordwinder, a putty knife, and a rubber hammer or mallet.



First, open the bag door of the vacuum.



Turn the vacuum on its side and locate the rubber coated bumpers.  Place the putty knife between the bumper and the hard plastic of the canister.



Next, tap the butt end of the putty knife with your mallet to move the bumper down the rail.



Once you have both bumpers off, remove the back cover and you can now open the canister in a clam shell fashion.



Turn the vacuum upside down for easy access.



Locate the old cordwinder at the back of the canister vacuum.



Take note of the contacts.  Here is a shot of the first contact.



This is the second.



Remove the cordwinder from the old contacts; view below for visual demonstration.



Remove the old cordwinder and be sure to guide the plug through the opening.



Once the old cordwinder is out of the plastic canister vacuum, insert the new Electrolux cordwinder in its place and reconnect the contacts.  Put the top and bottom halves of the canister back together.  Replace the back cover.  Guide the bumpers along the rails.  Once finished, plug the new cord into an outlet and watch as the vacuum springs to life again.

If you have any questions, view our blog post on How to Replace an Electrolux Cordwinder.  You can also call our toll free number (866)-972-8227 to speak with a live associate to help you with technical troubleshooting.

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