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Need to replace the main belt on my Bissel 1698-P. Can't figure out how to get the belt around the brush roller. Have the top off. Cleaned the water tubes, didn't let the water come down.

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Remove belt access door at left front of unit. Unplug the unit. Remove the two solution tanks.Remove spray tips from guides.Remove the brush and cog belt by removing the screw from the orange retaining collar. Remove belt from pulley.
To get the step by step part disassembly service manual for your bissell 1698 vacuum,please click on the link below:--
http://newzealand.bissell.com/images/includecontent/service_center_help/upright_deep_cleaner_repair_guide.pdf
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Replacing a Belt on an Upright vacuum can vary from model to model, but it is basically going to be the same for most upright models.

First you will need to access the belt. Most upright vacuums this is done by turning the machine upside down, and most you'll need to remove the bottom plate by unscrewing (usually 4) screws that hold the plate on. You should see screws that are closest to the actual roller brush, simply remove these screws, and take the bottom plate off. If the machine is a Eureka, or Kenmore, the top agitator housing will be removed from the top of the vacuum, not the bottom.

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