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Depends on the model number but, if you can see a black screw on the upper and lower portion of the tool UNPLUG the TOOL and remove the screws and the brushes are underneath. If you don't find the brush caps you need to remove the handle halves and expose the rear of the motor to access the brushes. I would recommend going to and with your model number under service type it in to download a breakdown for this tool.

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