Having problems with your Electrolux Lux 5500 Canister Vacuum ?

Cord replacement I need to replace a damaged cord (the reel works). How do I get the top off so I can remove the back end? Once I get it off, will I be able to change the cord, or do I need to buy the whole reel assembly? (and thanks for the help - I love this site!)


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You will probably have to replace the whole reel cord. Depending on your model, on each side, there is a bar in the middle that will slide off, then the 2 halfs will come apart. They will only slide in one direction. If an older model, there are screw on the top to remove the top panel, then remove the 2 screws on the bottom and the reel cord (which is the back end of the vac)will come off. Pay attention to where the wires go so you don't hook them up wrong.
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