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 Post subject: Electrolux Sweeper
PostPosted: Dec Sat 09, 2017 5:23 pm 
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Hi Guys, My wife has an Electrolux EL8907 Nimble vacuum cleaner.
She keeps telling me the cord is about to break right at where it goes
into the sweeper...She's right! So mister fix it thought just take it down
to my radio repair shop, simple fix...WRONG!! I tried everywhere to figure
out how to get the Dang thing apart. So I go online and looked up cord
replacement, but all that come up was Hoover and other Electrolux sweeper
models. The sweeper works great as far as a vacuum cleaner goes, the thing
has a 20 foot cord # 18 wire, and yes it gets warm.
Anyone else ever have this model and tell me how it comes apart :oops:

Thanks, Gary


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 Post subject: Re: Electrolux Sweeper
PostPosted: Dec Sat 09, 2017 5:38 pm 
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see if this diagram helps

https://www.partswarehouse.com/Electrol ... s/6482.htm

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 Post subject: Re: Electrolux Sweeper
PostPosted: Dec Sat 09, 2017 7:52 pm 
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Hi Gary and Simplex .In the past 3 years I curbed find about a half dozen vacuums like this at the curb.Most were clogged with debris in the bend where the hose goes into the back or side of the sweeper unit. Lucky there was no electrical issues with any of them.I still have to look at a Red Devil which was found about a month ago. When you get it apart .Inspect the belt and see if its OK.It will save you time later if it breaks.

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 Post subject: Re: Electrolux Sweeper
PostPosted: Dec Sat 09, 2017 10:44 pm 
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Just like the radios we all love, Electrolux is one of those labels that is nowhere near what it used to be in terms of quality. Electrolux vacuums used to be made to last multiple lifetimes.

I'm not familiar with this model, but if I had to guess it's probably held together by plastic tabs.

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 Post subject: Re: Electrolux Sweeper
PostPosted: Dec Sat 09, 2017 11:00 pm 
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Looking at the parts description, it appears to be similar to a Hoover I have.

Take off the bottom plate and there are some other screws that hold the top cover on. Then there are some plastic tabs that connect the top to the sides, once you have the top off the rest should be easy

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 Post subject: Re: Electrolux Sweeper
PostPosted: Dec Sat 09, 2017 11:16 pm 
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Thanks guy's and to Simplex... Your absolutely Right, the plastic tabs,
you break one and it's all over, you have to buy the whole panel.
Actually the sweeper was working all right except where the cord enters
the machine, you would think there would have been a strain relieve at that
point.
I guess if it ain't broke don't fix it :!:

Thanks again, Gary


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 Post subject: Re: Electrolux Sweeper
PostPosted: Dec Sun 10, 2017 12:52 am 
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Location: The High Plains, but not drifting (79007).
Planned obsolescence and they don't want you fixing it.

Put some electrical tape around the damaged area of the cord, apply a rubber strain relief from the parts pile (by cutting off the plug or slitting lengthways and gluing), roughen up the plastic around it with a file or glasspaper to create a key, degrease it all with Isopropyl and then slap a dollop of JB Weld over the first inch or so. Presto - almost instant strain relief.


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 Post subject: Re: Electrolux Sweeper
PostPosted: Dec Sun 10, 2017 6:25 am 
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Electrolux usa is not the same as it use to be forget the story. But name sold back to us holder aka the vacuum is going to be a Eureka brand unit.

Wiki info
In North America, the Electrolux name was long used by vacuum cleaner manufacturer Aerus LLC, originally established to sell Swedish Electrolux products. In 2000, Aerus transferred trademark rights back to the Electrolux Group, and ceased using the Electrolux name in 2004.
Conversely, Electrolux-made vacuums carried the Eureka brand name, which Electrolux continued to use while also selling Electrolux branded vacuums after 2000. Electrolux USA customer service maintains a database of Electrolux made vacuums and provides a link to Aerus's website for the convenience of owners of Electrolux branded Aerus vacuums.


So if you want old good style vacuum this is where to get it at.
http://www.aerushome.com/Site/


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 Post subject: Re: Electrolux Sweeper
PostPosted: Dec Sun 10, 2017 11:02 am 
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Or buy a Kirby. My Heritage II from 1980 is still going strong.


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