My 8 year old's eyes lit up when I announced that we would fix the vacuum ourselves this time.
bloody thing has broken down many times before, simply pull the cable a
little too hard, and you're off to the repair shop. In fact, on our
very first cleaning mission together - both wheels fell off - not once
but repeatedly! On return to the dealer they gave me new wheels -
thanks guys, but how many falling-off wheels did you think we really need?
we couldn't believe our luck when we discovered we had the correct
'torx' head that would allow the 8 year old to unscrew the engine from
the chassis, gain access to the retractable power cord and hopefully
reconnect it again. He was loving it, everything went just great; remove the filter, engine
out, retractable wheel clipped out, unclip the wheel, and bang, just
like that time I tried to 'fix' a wind-up alarm clock when I was little myself -
springs and cables everywhere!
Sadly, there will be no more stealing Lego parts for this sucker, no more terrifying the cat either, just a lengthy visit to that great cleaning facility we like to call the dump.