Thank you for your question.
Thank you for the model number.
I can understand wanting to replace the swivel yourself.
You will need some basic tools. Two small pocket sized flat bladed screw drivers seem to work the best.
I will send you some pictures on how to change the swivel.
Remove the swivel and hose from the vacuum.
At the swivel end look for the plastic mold lines on both the rubber cuff and the elbow of the swivel.
Once you locate those insert your flat bladed screw drivers into the swivel groove at the mold seam lines and pry under the cuff and slide the screw driver back under the cuff about 1 1/2 inches to release the locking tab for the cuff on both sides of the swivel.
Once you have this done you should be able to slide the cuff up the hose and expose the wire harness and how they lay in the holders. Make note of the wire harness routing so you can install them the same way on the new swivel assembly.
*If you do not get them correct the cuff will be very difficult to get to slide up and lock.
Now to the handle removal. The last image below shows how to remove the handle from the hose. Once the new hose is installed, reassemble the handle.
If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired by a Sears technician. Here is a link that will provide the nearest drop-off locations:
Sears Home Services
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