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Electrolux woven hose question (connector ring)
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Post# 276513   4/16/2014 at 12:51 (1,530 days old) by Whirlpolf (Germany)        

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hi all,

how can I disassemble a Lux woven hose? (Euro style, so no inner wiring)

Yes, I have used the search here and on youtube as well, I have read all available leak repair instructions with rubber and plastic and pour-in and sliding a foil thingy along the hose etc. etc. Perhaps I missed something or skipped the correct link.

But how do I take off the aluminum handle or the main machine connector in the first place?
I managed to slide the vinyl handgrip cover back, but there is this white plastic ring (swiveling/rotating) that keeps the hose end in the back end of the aluminum elbow. How do I get that ring off without breaking it?

All instructions I found say "remove handle and/or connector and proceed like this:" (followed by the rubber recoating instructions)
Nice, but first I need to get there, so take the elbow off. How is this done?

This may sound quite stupid to most of our routine experts, but I have never had to disassemble a hose at all in my life (until now, that is...).

Thanks for any advice or a matching how-to link.

Post# 276602 , Reply# 1   4/17/2014 at 08:35 (1,530 days old) by BikerRay (Middle Earth)        

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If it's like the older cloth hoses here in the States the handle rides on an insert and is held in place by a metal ring that you can wedge a small screwdriver under and pop out. The machine end doesn't come off, it's held on by an insert that is expanded at the factory. The Electrolux dealers use to have a tool to repair the hose but I haven't seen one of those.

Good Luck with the hose.

Post# 326738 , Reply# 2   6/11/2015 at 23:13 (1,109 days old) by Paul (MN)        

I've tried and tried to remove the metal ring on two different hoses' handgrips with several different sizes of screwdrivers but was unsuccessful. I'd appreciate some tips.

Post# 349677 , Reply# 3   4/6/2016 at 19:13 (809 days old) by rvarley (Oregon)        
Removing machine end coupling?

I see a comment stating that the coupling at the machine end of the hose cannot be removed. I have an old XXX hose that seems to be in pretty good shape except the rubber near the machine end where the hose was probably bent a lot is missing. I'd like to remove the metal coupling, cut the bad section of hose off and re-attach the coupling. Is this possible? Can't find much on hose repair that includes coupling removal.

Barring a repair, can someone recommend a new replacement hose that would fit an electorlux XXX? It snaps in at the machine end.

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Post# 349679 , Reply# 4   4/6/2016 at 20:42 (809 days old) by bikerray (Middle Earth)        

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You can cut the hose, pull the wire reinforcement and chunks of hose out of the machine end and you will be left with the outer coupling and a metal tube that held the hose in the coupling. You will not be able to shorten the hose and put it back in the machine end with the metal insert. You may be able to glue the hose into the machine end depending on how far you cut the hose back as the hose tapers going from larger at the machine end to small at the nozzle end.

I think Electrolux still sells a non electric hose for the older machines or at least they did a few years back (2007).

Like I said in the previous post Electrolux use to have a tool to repair hoses, I've seen pictures of it but have never seen one in person. Outside of the tool you would also need the blank metal inserts that the tool expands to hold the hose in place.

Post# 349680 , Reply# 5   4/6/2016 at 20:42 (809 days old) by delaneymeegan (Mary Richards lived here)        
Like this ?

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Post# 349732 , Reply# 6   4/7/2016 at 09:42 (808 days old) by Rvarley (Oregon)        

Thanks delaneymeegan and bikerray.

Yes, the hose end shown is the one from my machine, but if a special tool is required to install it, that might not be a viable option.

I'm thinking of cutting out the area with missing rubber and seeing if I can find some PVC pipe with an OD that would fit snugly inside the hose. If so, it might work as an internal coupling with glue and / or hose clamps. Of course, there's a fair chance the remaining hose has cracking, stiff rubber and it will also need the hose repair described in numerous places on this site.

At this point, I've probably got nothing to lose by cutting the hose and attempting a repair.

Post# 349734 , Reply# 7   4/7/2016 at 11:27 (808 days old) by delaneymeegan (Mary Richards lived here)        

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I wouldn't advise putting a splice INSIDE the hose, as that will restrict the airflow.


If you are looking for an authentic woven replacement hose, those should be plentiful.


If you are looking for A replacement that is functional, you can certainly find a new vynil or plastic hose.


Woven hoses are not easy to re-use.  Believe me, I've tried.  It's tedious work.

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Post# 388783 , Reply# 8   3/22/2018 at 21:54 by Paul (MN)        
Electrolux 1205 hose handgrip removal

I have a teal hose from a 12051970s non-electric style with the gooseneck handgrip. Is the handgrip removable? There isn't enough space for me to see the retaining ring in order to remove it as was the case with older Electrolux hoses.

A previous owner tried repairing the leak at the handgrip connection with some type of sealant, but I am still unable to see the retaining ring after removing bits of it.

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Post# 393190 , Reply# 9   6/13/2018 at 19:59 by Paul (MN)        

An Aerus dealer told me that the the metal handgrips on the teal blue hoses do not have a retaining ring like the earlier type; they have to be cut off and refastened with a special tool. He further stated that Electrolux's insurance company brought an end to the practice due to safety concerns.

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