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I want to clean fluff from underneath the transparent front panel of my Bissell 11 7901. I have removed the screws from the bottom of the panel, but it remains firmly in place. I do not want to apply apply forceful leverage in case there is something else that needs to be done before the panel will come off. Any suggestions, please? Peter

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I just did this one myself, You've done most of the hard work already.Be sure your holding tank is out and not in the way.Double check the down front screws are still out since you sent in you question. Now tweak the front section (the business end) a little up, down, back and forth to help break the suction on the seal. Grab the clear plastic front piece-just the front lip near the floor and gently lift up. If it doesn't come up easily try tweaking it or running water through it to break the seal of whatever detritus is inside which is acting like a paste and holding it together.

Posted on Jan 20, 2010

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