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Changing a belt

My mom gave me a brand new used hoover legacy 740 vaccum but i cant figure out how to change belt

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  • jucyfruit602 Jan 23, 2008

    ok how can I get a manuel?



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Take off the bottom plate, look in the bottom to see if there are any screw, could be 2 of them, then from the bottom there is a slot on each side of the top cover, using a flat screwdriver, insert blade into the slot and pry up to release the locking tabs. Belt # is 38528040. Put the bell over the brush roll, put belt thru opening and put atound the motor shaft, put back together.

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    Lauren Junge Jan 24, 2008

    Go to, scroll down and on the left side, click on download manuals, put in your model number, look for the metal tag either on the back or on the bottom, if is available, you will be able to download it.



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