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Lifetime pre motor filter

Can you tell me how to remove the lifetime pre motor filter
the manual shows it being lifted out of the housing but it appears to be stuck fast
i can rotate it with some difficulty,lift slightly round the edges but it is stuck in the centre

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Yeah, I had to take a pair of pliers and pull hard. Squeeze the pliers on the flat plastic, though (the plastic frame is somewhat pliable, so if you squeeze along the ridges, they will start to become flattened).12_9_2012_2_49_18_am.jpg

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Re: lifetime pre motor filter

Hi Josh.

To remove a stuck premotor filter rotate filter & pull it will come out.
The reason its stuck is that you havent been checking it regularly & when you get it out it will be blocked solid.
Get in to the habbit of checking it every time you empty the bin.

Hi Katie.

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