Are you trying to replace a handle for your beam vacuum hose? As a beam central vacuum dealer for more than 20 years, we have come across this problem before. You will find below some simple instructions on how to replace the beam hose handle on your hose. These instructions will also work if you are trying to replace with switch assembly within a beam hose.
The first thing you will want to do is unscrew the 5-8 screws located on one side of the handle. Be careful when removing these, the threads they screw into are delicate and can be stripped easily. Next you want to separate the beam hose handle in two pieces. Once it is separated you can remove the switch assembly from the handle and place it on the side. Remove the interior of the hose from the hose handle and replace it with the new one. After you do that you can take your switch assembly and put it back in. After you put the switch assembly back in you can put on the other side of the beam hose handle and put the screws back in. As I mentioned before, be careful when tightening these screws! The delicate plastic threads will strip easily if you over tighten them.
The hose switch is another part that can short out, but easily be replaced. It comes as a switch harness that includes the pc board attached. Unfortunately beam only manufactures the switch harness and not just the switch itself. You can purchase the switch seperate or in a kit.
If you are replacing both the switch and the hose handle, you can purchase a kit. We stock kits for every type of handle pictured above, and also for a few obscure handles. These can be found through the link above “beam hose handle” on centralvacuumdirect.com. If you are still having trouble finding a part, feel free to call us at our toll free number listed on our website. Our trained technicians are standing by to help you.
Thanks for reading, and happy cleaning!
– The Central Vac Guys