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Hw do you take bottom to relace belt?

We have an old upright that works but needs the belt changed. It has no screws to take the bottom off. We have a place that sells the belts. Please email me @ jmduboiswinters@aim.com with answer. Thanks in advance.

Joanne

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  • joanne2850 Mar 13, 2008

    We have an old upright that works but needs the belt changed. It has no
    screws to take the bottom off. We have a place that sells the belts.
    Please email me @ jmduboiswinters@aim.com with answer. Thanks in
    advance.

    If no screws on the bottom, then they must be on the top cover. You
    didn't state brand or model number, so it is hard to tell what you have.

    It's a Hoover Concept One upright and there are no screws anywhere to dissemble the bottom.

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It took a lot of searching but I found this and it helped me with the Hoover Concept One.

http://dl.owneriq.net/6/6d5bd50e-d120-4a0e-aea0-53445628fa8e.pdf

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If no screws on the bottom, then they must be on the top cover. You didn't state brand or model number, so it is hard to tell what you have.

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    Lauren Junge Mar 13, 2008

    The model number is on a tag probably on the bottom. Some of the older Hoovers didn't use screws. The bottom plate has catches, usually 2 of them to undo to remove it. The top cover on some had tabs, there should be slots from the bottom edge that you can fit a flat blade screwdriver into, pry out and up to release them. If I had the model number, I might be able to look at a picture of it and can tell you better.

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