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In most cases, you have to kill power (unplug unit) and pull the top loose from the front. It should hinge or swing up and back out of your way. Your belt is wrapped around the drum, tension pulley (spring loaded accessable from the back), and the pulley on the motor.

Hope this helps and Good Luck on your project.

Posted on May 09, 2009

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