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Bissell 7950 ProHeat Self Propelled Carpet cleaner Replacement Pump Belt part 215-0628

What is the secret in removing/replacing the "red retainer plate that holds the black brush arm" after the screw has been removed?
The directions say to "remove the screw that holds the red retainer plate in place. Set red retainer plate aside. YEAH RIGHT! Taking out the screw is no problem. But how to get the red retainer plate out is another story. THEN how do you get it back in?

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Normally, there is a post sticking out of the retainer to remove it. If the post is broken off, then you will have to lift the black arm and wiggle it at the same time and the retainer will pop up so you can remove it. On the belt side, the retainer is fairly large and you can usually get a hold of it with a pair of needle nose pliers. On the other side, the retainer is small and you can lift it out with the pliers by griping it gently using the hole that the screw goes through.

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