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How do you replace the belt that turns the brush?

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Hi There,

Here's a very helpful video that will walk you through step by step the procedure you need to follow to replace the belt on your Bissell ProHeat series carpet extractor.

Video on How To Replace The Pump Or Brush Belt on Bissell ProHeat Series Extractors


I really hope this is what you were looking for. If you have any questions, or need help with any part of this repair, please don't hesitate to use the comment field on this page and ask any question that you need.

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Posted on May 07, 2010

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