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Need a bushing for motor shaft and new brush

The cleaner started smoking, took apart, need bushing for motor shaft and new brush.

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Here is my online guide to changing the fan. Hope it helps...

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Posted on Nov 09, 2007

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SOURCE: Can't figure how to reassemble brush so it won't

there is a clip (sort of "U" shaped) that goes on the side this should take care of your problem.

Posted on Apr 16, 2009

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You got the second hardest part done; the hardest part is what you're asking about.
To get the new belt onto the drive shaft I used a long screwdriver for leverage and wrapped the end close to the shaft and with some elbow grease, got it to "slip" on to the shaft. It took a couple of tries, but once I overcame the fear of the belt breaking (because it has to stretch big time), I managed to get it one. Of course, the other end of the belt has to be wrapped around the roller first.
I found a link for a tech manual for this model, but it didn't help much....
good luck.

Posted on Apr 24, 2009

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Posted on Sep 30, 2010

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