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Post# 460519   2/21/2023 at 19:25 (366 days old) by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)        

Hi, mine finally arrived. complete with screwdriver pry marks, busted front pigtail cord clip, hint of carpet powder near bag opening lip, 1 of three lower shell screws missing/complete with busted hole stem and broken cord reel.

I actually got the cord reel working a bit, but man, this design and construction is very flimsy.

This is the only vacuum I know of that have a horizontal cord reel. There was a bit of folded plastic shoved under the cord reel as a spacer, I guess to make it spin better.

I will have another try later this week.

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Post# 460526 , Reply# 1   2/21/2023 at 20:11 (366 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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I believe Italian version of the compact/tristar. It looks like a patriot from the looks of it. The fact it has a cord reel is a plus considering compacts have nothing.

Post# 460543 , Reply# 2   2/22/2023 at 18:47 (365 days old) by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)        
Question to - European Members - or US/Canadian members

The back exhaust door appears to be missing something that engages a lid hook to keep the door shut when the vacuum is running.

I think it is held down by one of the existing screws. It may be metal.

If you have one of these vacuums, would you post a picture of the clip or retainer so I can make a replacement? I can barely see from a picture I found on the internet.

Thank you very much.

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Post# 460604 , Reply# 3   2/23/2023 at 16:51 (364 days old) by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)        

I managed to restore the cord reel to working order. Would you believe it was a matter of putting in some spacers under each mounting point. This was important to create the clearance for the cord reel release button to work properly.

Now if I can only figure out how the exhaust door is secured so it does not pop open when the machine is on.


Post# 460608 , Reply# 4   2/23/2023 at 19:03 (364 days old) by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)        

Here is a very good picture of the latch/catch. All I have to do is find something that will duplicate that setup.

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