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Re-assembly after belt replacement

I can't seem to figure out how the red clip goes back on after the black retainer arm. I found instructions but the drawings are very vague and unclear. does anyone have real color photos of this area?

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Try clicking the handle down first, the black arms that are in the way of the red retaining plate will receed when handle goes down allowing you to snap the retaining piece right in...no problem!

Hope this helps or you have already figured it out!!

Posted on Jun 15, 2008

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The small red clip has a tab on it to hold in place while putting back on. put the screw in the hole in clip and use tab to guide into place. if there is no tab, then you need to obtain a new set of clips, very inexpensive. the laege red clip is easy to put on since it goes into a groove and can't go on backward.

Posted on Jun 12, 2008

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