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Removing kenmore vacuum Canister motor cover model 116-27312790

My vacuum starts smelling like there is burnt insulation aafter using it for a while. I wanted to take the motor cover off to check the motor, but dont seem to be able to find the screws that hold it. In facat, I cannot open the vacuum at all. Is the cover press fit so that I can just try to slip a screw dreiver in and pry it off?

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    The power is less and there is an ozone smell. i am going to replace both filters tomorrow and see if that helps.

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What you need to do is take it apart and look for any carpet peices dug up in there preventing the motor to spin. Also go look for another filter for it and if you google it you can probably get instructions or if you still have the book.

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