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I HAVE A HOOVER VACCUM CLEANER MODEL U8172-900. i HAVE TAKEN IT APART AND CANNOT TAKE THE TOP COVER OFF TO CHANGE THE BELT. CAN YOU HELP ME?

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This must be a Savvy, Take off the plate covering the brush roll, then take out 2 screws from the bottom, turn it over, remove the Hoover emblem, there is another ***** there. Then the top cover will come off.

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