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I have tried to pry open the powerhead without success. I need to replace belt Unit model116.51513001
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Can't get the bottom off!
Can't swear this is the solution for the Progressive, but on the WhisperTone powermate the solution is this: Look on the bottom; it says "to service brush, turn unit over". You probably think you already have turned the unit over (it's upside down now, isn't it?). No, turn it right side up and take the cover off the light! (On the whisperTone, that means pressing in on the rightside (as it faces you) and lift up.) You will find the two screws that you need to undo. That solved our "seems to be stuck in the middle" problem. Then turn it back over and, using two flat head screwdrivers, pry at the sides where the tabs are (there were arrows on the rubber molding to show where).
Posted on Sep 02, 2007
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Posted on Mar 05, 2009
have a whispertone vacuum, different model #, but maybe instructions
will be the same. Turns out I didn't need a new belt, just clean out
the crud and reset overload protector. The instructions in the manual
tell you to remove the light cover and bulb first. To do this, press in
and lift both sides. Push in and turn bulb counterclockwise to remove.
(you need to do this because the next step involves turning the unit
over). This takes you to
Step 2. Unscrew the cover screws ( on either side of bulb).
Step 3. Turn unit over. To remove cover, insert screwdriver at cover tabs on both sides and twist to release tabs.
Step. 4 Turn unit right side up. Press handle release pedal and lower the swivel. Tilt cover forward from back until front snaps free.
Step 5. Carefully insert and twist screwdriver at each brush support to free brush from base.
Step 6. Remove worn belt.
Step 7. Slide brush supports off to check and clean brush support areas.
To replace belt: slide washers and brush supports onto brush assembly.
Install new belt over motor drive, then over brush sprocket.
Snap brush supports into place on base. Be sure brush supports are not upside down.
Line up front of cover and base. Rest cover on front edge of base. Tilt cover to back. Press cover firmly until side tabs snap into place. Replace cover screws, light bulb and light cover.
Posted on Mar 12, 2009
You have to take the light cover off (push in at the bottom on each side) and there are two screws.
Some models have pressure locks on the back of the power nozzel cover. Just use a screw driver.
Posted on Jul 15, 2009
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