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These particular vacuum cleaners (haven’t researched the manufacturer yet) currently have the orange sheathed flex associated with electric mowers. I have no idea if that’s original or not. But I have four of them with damaged flexes, two obvious and two with no continuity. So either fair wear & tear, or not fit for purpose.I'm a stickler for best quality cable,for my portables,but the ones with a recoil drum,seem to work better with the cheaper,plasticky ones.
If you are passing a device on,to a worker or other,it very much has to be original spec
Good idea & what the maintenance team should be doing. In reality, they'll get fixed when they don't work.If they're being used by housekeeping in a hotel it won't matter what flex you use there's going to be regular failures. Try work out the MTBF and start replacing the cables at about 70 or 80% of their predicted lifespan. That way it will drastically reduce the inconvenience of random breakdowns, reduce the chances of more extensive damage to the equipment and also reduce the hazard of arc fires or user injury.