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Electrolux Ambassador III died and I helped!!!!
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Post# 406805   3/17/2019 at 09:12 (386 days old) by rodknock95 (Salem, Missouri)        

So I rescued a Ambassador III with a cord rewinder problem. 75th anniversary. I took it apart, couldn't stand the fact that I could see stuff stuck in the impeller, and disassembled the whole thing and stupid me, didn't mark the wires. I took apart the cord rewinder and got it going, but after reassembly, it didn't turn on. I took it back apart and changed the wires to what vague diagrams I could find online and when you turn it on it just trips the breaker for the outlet. So I am not sure if the cord rewinder is at fault or I got something out of whack. It did run before I messed with it.....:(

does anyone have a diagram...I cannot find anything that shows the way one is wired that doesn't have indicator lights. I took apart my 2100 and Holy crap....a lot more wires.

Post# 406812 , Reply# 1   3/17/2019 at 11:56 (386 days old) by blknblu (CT)        

Here is my revised 2100 wiring diagram with the indicator lights.
The one without the lights would be similar, just simpler
I own both models, and actually rewired the model I have with no lights.

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Post# 406813 , Reply# 2   3/17/2019 at 12:05 (386 days old) by blknblu (CT)        

One of my ambassador III's with no lights:

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Post# 406823 , Reply# 3   3/17/2019 at 15:11 (386 days old) by huskyvacs (Midwestern US)        

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It sounds like you created a dead short with the vacuum. I did that by accident one time when I put a new cord on a fluorescent light fixture and I had the wrong wires on the wrong terminals. Definitely just a wiring issue when you connected the wires back up. It will be back in action once you get the wires back where they were.

Post# 406837 , Reply# 4   3/17/2019 at 21:04 (386 days old) by rodknock95 (Salem, Missouri)        

Thank you very much....Your diagrams saved me!!! Its working great now. I had the two black wires and the white one in the wrong spot. What power nozzle does your ambassador have?

Post# 406928 , Reply# 5   3/19/2019 at 11:49 (384 days old) by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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Yeah, I love the fact that the wires themselves aren't color coded.

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