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Offline PeterIpswich

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X4 Cable replacement
« on: November 06, 2020, 04:27:11 PM »
I know this isn't a new issue as it was posted 2 years ago but it identified the problem but didn't suggest how to fix it and I don't want to have to buy a whole new handle.
So I bought a new cable from Manchester Vacs and worked out how to fit it and that seemed simple enough until I got to the last stage of screwing the handle back on and discovered that the nut it connects to is loose and had fallen out and is now rattling in the handle.
The first problem is can I leave the part rattling about inside or will it cause a short or even worse make the metal handle live?
There doesn't seem an easy way of moving the top or bottom plastic fittings enough to make room to get it out. Have I missed something.
If/when I get it out how do I get it back in place to hold the handle.

Do I just need to bite the bullet and but a replacement handle.

I'd also like a rather grumpy word or two with whoever designed this set up starting with WHY!!!!


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Re: X4 Cable replacement
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2020, 07:26:03 PM »
You can take the handle to pieces to remove the captive nut easily enough. You are correct it needs to be fitted and cannot rattle about in there.

There is some guidance >>here<< on Beko's strip down topic.

Offline PeterIpswich

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Re: X4 Cable replacement
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2020, 10:19:17 PM »
Thanks for you suggestions.

I removed the cable and the spade connectors from the switch. That gave me just enough slack to slide the plastic hadle far enough to get the loose bit out. I could then slide it into its correct place. I kept the hanle pointing down so it didnít slide out again and slid the two bits together. I put the screw back in to stop the retainer falling out. Next I reconnected the spade connectors and attached the power cable. Holding the handle with the top down I then took out the screw, closed up the handle, slid the two parts together and tightened the screw. It worked, bingo.

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Re: X4 Cable replacement
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2020, 12:46:41 PM »
I've emailed you PeterIpswich for a bit more help!.  Am having difficulties!

 

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