Thread Number: 44465  /  Tag: 50s/60s/70s Vacuum Cleaners
Compact Electra HELP
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Post# 462648   4/26/2023 at 14:04 (221 days old) by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)        

Hello all, so I had no idea that a orphan lid that came on my C-6 turquoise Electra was so mismatched having a mustard color bag lid. I assumed too much that they were a match.

I was wrong, I was on the last lap of finishing this rescue, only to find, the lid hinge and C-6 body, do not match. The only solution is to find a lid that came off of a C-6. Drilling out the holes to make the joint match, is out of the question.

Can anyone shed any light on this issue? Did the bodies change enough to cause this malalignment?

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Post# 462650 , Reply# 1   4/26/2023 at 16:19 (220 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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There was only one latch used. It's probably bent. They talked about that in the owner's manual.

Post# 462651 , Reply# 2   4/26/2023 at 18:06 (220 days old) by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)        
OH No!

If it is pot metal, then I will break!

Post# 462652 , Reply# 3   4/26/2023 at 18:08 (220 days old) by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)        
The pin

was bent. Before I tapped it back in, I straightened it. Maybe that is why it orginally fit better. Oh well.

Post# 462653 , Reply# 4   4/26/2023 at 18:10 (220 days old) by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)        
to be clear,

I am talking about the bag chamber lid, not the exhaust port lid. I just did not consider the hinge a latch.

Post# 462657 , Reply# 5   4/27/2023 at 06:56 (220 days old) by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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you could just leave it as is or paint it green

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