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Have a kenmore.model 116.56312690....how do you get the powerhead apart to replace belt?

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SOURCE: belt broke, can't get bottom off

if it's the one in the picture then pop off the light cover by gently pushing in and prying on both sides . Remove the bulb by pushing and twisting , OK?, now see the 2 screws? take them out. now flip over the powerhead and gently pry at both sides toward the rear wheels.
Ta Daa!

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SOURCE: I cannot open and replace

The manual is here and there are diagrams on page 17 and 18 showing how to access and replace the belt.
http://www.hammerwall.com/Manuals/Kenmore/Description/116.20612003/Kenmore%20Canister%20Vacuum%20Cleaner%20Manual/L0705059/

I hope that helps

Posted on Jan 26, 2011

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