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Old 06-13-2014, 10:14 AM   #1
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Our puppy chewed through the cord on the old (13-1/2yr old) Kenmore canister vac (model 116.207120008). I was able to repair the cord, but I don't think the repair will last all that long, as the electrical tape will probably get chafed as the cord is reeled in. So I am looking into replacing the cord.
I checked with SearsPartsDirect and found the correct cord set. This assembly includes the cord and the reel, and costs $62.50. That is far more than I want to spend on this old machine, which is going to fall apart soon anyway, so I thought I could replace only the cord, and not the reel.

First off, I need the right cord. I believe that these cords are physically stronger than a standard SJ cord. When I repaired the cord, I saw lots of what looked like nylon fibers running through the cord.
I think the gauge of wire is #18.

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An appliance repair shop might have one in their "bone pile", or try at a pawn shop for one that you can cannibalize.

or at any garage sale.

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Searched their site for my model # - struck out.

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An appliance repair shop might have one in their "bone pile", or try at a pawn shop for one that you can cannibalize.

or at any garage sale.

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Appliance repair shop? Don't have any except Sears nearby. Sears is worthless. Would standard SJ cord be OK? If I could get inside the cord reel, I am sure I can do the repair myself.

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I would get a generic cord the same length and gauge and install it on the reel.
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Appliance repair shop? Don't have any except Sears nearby. Sears is worthless. Would standard SJ cord be OK? If I could get inside the cord reel, I am sure I can do the repair myself.

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It is possible, but they are often designed for a specific manufacturer only.

First look on e-bay, for a cord, or an old vacuum to cannibalize the needed cord from.

It is possible that you can get a working one that needs no repairs, and use your old one as a parts donor.

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I just searched e-bay for vacuum cleaner power cord, it had 660 different listings, You can refine your searches there to a specific manufacturer.

So I feel that they should have a listing for yours.

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