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How do I open the vacuum assembly?

I can't find a way to access the motor housing area. Can someone explain where the access points are or what screws will release the cover?


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Re: How do I open the vacuum assembly?

You have to take the headlight lenses off with a small screwdriver. then a philips screwdriver to take the 2 screws out. one each side. then remove the foil shields on each headlight . then snap loose the rear plastic clips on the cover and it will come right off. it took me an hour to find out how and 10 minutes or less to take it off. watch for the micro switch on the circuit board being worn will stop the roller brush from turning.its a dollar part at any good electronics store ,but will have to be soldiered in or service might have a few from the westinghouse line .so will a broken belt which is a special grooved belt available from fantom at 18007987395..

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