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How do you remove the belt from a H493 sander, I can't seem to locate the release :-(

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Belt is released by pressing backwards VERY firmly on the front roller to force it backwards until it 'clicks' into place. (Basically, brute strength) The belt is then easily removed and the replacement installed. Following installation you must push the front roller forward until it returns to the starting position

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