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Post# 2428   10/12/2006 at 12:44 (4,366 days old) by laspirateur ()        

Does anyone out there know how to change the ends of braided hoses? I'm seeing a lot of hoses with handles and machine ends that aren't vintage to the braided hose? How is this done? Do you need special tools? The example below is a braided hose for the AE/E Electrolux with a handle that obviously belongs to a turquoise G. I have another hose that has the original "hammertone blue" machine coupler for the original E but it's on a braided hose that matches the later teal blue L.

Post# 2435 , Reply# 1   10/12/2006 at 15:33 (4,366 days old) by charles~richard ()        
Lux hose handles

Inside the rounded 'lip' at the end where the hose goes is a steel ring that holds that section of the metal end inside the curved handle part. (The handle consists of two parts - a metal hub that attaches to the hose, which slips inside the curved wand - this is what makes it able to swivel.)

You need to get a tool such as a thick dental pick (you can get them at large electronic supply stores). Look down inside the lip from the handle side and you'll see the steel ring. There will be a point where the two ends of it just about but not quite meet. With the dental pick, pry up one of the ends of the ring and the whole ring will pop out. This is TRICKY and will require a good bit of patience especially if you haven't done it before.

Post# 2436 , Reply# 2   10/12/2006 at 15:35 (4,366 days old) by charles~richard ()        

Back in the day, it wasn't uncommon for Electrolux branch offices (and bojack shops) to supply a new hose and attach it onto the existing metal ends.

Post# 2526 , Reply# 3   10/15/2006 at 12:28 (4,363 days old) by laspirateur ()        
Run, Toto, run!

I see it! Thank you Miss Hamilton. I guess these things must be done de-lic-ately, or you'll hurt the spell.

Is there also a similar way to get the machine-end coupler off, or is that permanently attached?

Post# 2539 , Reply# 4   10/15/2006 at 15:59 (4,363 days old) by charles~richard ()        
machine end

If it is a genuine Electrolux hose, there will be a metal cuff where the hose end goes inside the coupler. Look in there -- if you just see bare hose all the way to the edge of the coupler then it's a bojack hose. You can remove the hose -- yes, dee-lii-caaa-teeee-lyyy if you want to save it intact -- by inserting a thin-blade screwdriver between the hose and the inner wall of the coupler and gradually working your way around and down. You see, the hose is glued in with barge cement and you have to loosen up the hardened glue.

If it is an Electrolux hose and has the metal ring inside, you will have to pry the ring out first, then remove the hose. Don't even try being delicate with this; there's no soft and gentle way to get that ring out. So make sure you reeeeally want it out before proceeding because you will not be able to replace the ring afterward, unless you have some spare rings and GOOD LUCK with that!! Then proceed with the screwdriver between the hose and the coupler as above.

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