Having problems with your Kenmore 35912 / 35913 Progressive Upright Vacuum ?

Opening the vacuum?

\015 Thanks Worldvet!\015\012We aren't there yet...we cannot figure out how to open this part of the vacuum. Do you know?\015\012Thanks,\015\012Bridget\015

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Since I have posted the directions to you I've spent some time looking for an online service manual. To no avail.

Just as a 50+year old home owner how has owned plenty of vacuums and being a general fix-it specializing in a few areas and having a Dad who was an electrical genius who was a radio operator in WWII, I've fixed these things for myself, my friends and family all my life.

To get the covers off your machine and with an intuitive thinker on your side this should be rather easy. But, yes... where to start. You start by removing the bottom plate that gives you access to the drive belt. Once this is removed start removing plates and covers, by-passing the motor until you see a terminal where the wiring comes in and bridges to the power switch interrupt and the motor. If you don't see a bridge then you will have to cut, cap and tape your new power cord in. In some cases this was easier for me to do this on the handle post and after connecting in the new wires to the old and taping them up, you can then tape this to your post or use tie wraps. There should be a point where the cord comes through an eye, bring your new cord in and past this eye and then tie a knot to take strain off the new connection you make. Me, I use tie wraps to hold the new wire in place and also the old, should I choose to bypass finding the terminal post inside and just splice in instead. Much easier but a little messy in apearance.

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