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How to replace handle release pedal on dirt devil kinetix self propelled vacuum cleaner. I need to remove the broken pedal and replace it with the new one.

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the intake hose is clogged thats the clear looking hose that comes up from the bottom on the back side.you will need a coat hanger wither the end bent so its rounded.on the back where you sere the clear hose it conects to a fitting that is held in by one or 2 screws take them out and work the coat hanger down through the intake hose.you should be able to push the clog out through the bottom

Posted on Apr 09, 2009

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SOURCE: HOW DO YOU CHANGE THE BELT ON A DIRT DEVIL VISION

With the vacuum unplugged, turn the machine beater bar side up. Locate the clips or screws that hold the plate over the beater bar and remove the plate. The beater bar sits in sockets just inside. Be careful in removing it; take your time and note how it comes out...this will make reassembly easier. Clean the debris while you have tha bar off and remove any debris thet you see in the vacuum hose area behind the bar....The new belt slips over the motor shaft behind the beater bar (further up in the cavity behind the b/b), then you slip it back onto the beater bar as you place the bar back nto the sockets. Test your work by revolving the bar a bit to make sure that everything is back in place. Replace the plate.
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Posted on Jul 12, 2009

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check to see if it's clogged anywhere.

Posted on Aug 22, 2009

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The Regard. I performed this not once, and every time on move разберался. Nothing complex in general no. Simply take off first all lids, will afterwards find the bolts and staples, which keeps the rack vacuum прижима, will be an кольца and pucks. This simply. I shall prompt here is in than, sting you do not indicate the models so I have sent you manual , was more simply. There is some tricks. 1. You will be necessary to remove whole frame don't care, without this their will not draw on frame, her(its) it is necessary to remove. 2. Can be the belt only sprawl and so they slip. But condition belt good, simply they were extended and become more. So here is, remove the belt, set in order frame wipe the belt by liquid for rubber to moisten the belt. And when belt ready do so. Reel sticky summer скотч or another on grosses on which belt move, there there is drive axises and simply passive axis, so reel on drive if you will wind 2 mms, that this will it is enough, belt is drawn. Install the belt all and swab the axis a mask. Check that they all synchronous revolve and collect in inverse order frame. The Economy more $120US...
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