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Re-attaching the vacuum

Hey there, I attached the hose and did some vacuuming and now wnat to re-attach the main vacuum head. This is the biggest pain, can you please explain exactly how to do it. I have followed the instructions to a tee and I still cannot get the roller portion to work, the green light will not come on and I cannot get the vacuum to work properly. Any suggestions

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With the nozzle off, turn the big knob until it locks, (will only turn one way) also make sure the belt is in the center, then turn the knob, put the nozzle back on and lock it down. Then turn the knob again and then the belt will be put on the spindle. Next time, before removing the nozzle, turn thast knob until it locks, then remove it, then it will be ready when you want to put it back on.

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