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Brush on/off lever

I went to replace my broken belt and a "U" shaped gold piece of metal fell out. Now my on/off lever for my brush seems to be backwards. If I put the lever in the off possition the belt gets tight and spins the brush and in the on possition it is off. The problem is that in the off possition I can smell the belt getting hot and see it breaking away. Any suggestions?

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Replacing a belt or how to get into the vacuum cleaner . It is a Dirt devil Reaction D2

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