Thread Number: 44484  /  Tag: 80s/90s Vacuum Cleaners
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Post# 462800   5/2/2023 at 09:12 (410 days old) by Jetaction (Minneapolis, Minnesota)        

I am wondering how to replace the cord in an upright Eureka Cordaway cord winder. Brandywine upright is beautiful, has a replacement plug and I have a good cord for it, just don't know how to install in the cord winder.

Thanks in advance for any tips.

Post# 462881 , Reply# 1   5/4/2023 at 19:36 (407 days old) by Paul (USA)        


Attached is a link to a YT video featuring the cord replacement of an Electrolux Corporation- branded cordwinder. I believe Cordomatic Corporation manufactured both it and Eureka's Cordaways, so the design is somewhat similar albeit older than yours.

A bit of history ... the Cordomatic Division of the Vacuum Cleaner Corporation of America made its first retractable cord reel in 1939. The company later became Cordomatic Corporation. Eureka's first use of its Cordaway was in 1965 on several canister models, including the new Model 1100 Empress. Shortly afterward it introduced its first Cordaway upright Model 265.

Some suggestions:

1. Wear goggles & heavy gloves in case the springs tension let's loose unexpectedly.

2. Set the locking mechanism prior to removing the Cordaway cover to hold the tension.



Post# 462884 , Reply# 2   5/4/2023 at 20:11 (407 days old) by Paul (USA)        

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Post# 462904 , Reply# 3   5/5/2023 at 18:56 (406 days old) by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        

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The link to the youtube video is for a Hoover vacuum commercial not an Electrolux cordwinder replacement.


Post# 462905 , Reply# 4   5/5/2023 at 20:30 (406 days old) by Paul (USA)        

Thanks for letting me know, Gary.

Here's another attempt:

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