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Assembly just bought used vacuum, with no manual. Can't figure out how to assemble handle. help thanks mike

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The handle just snaps into place on the top. there is a handle pivot, it goes in that. The bag, put over the exhaust hole on the right side, make sure it locks into place, the bag top will snap into the top part of the handle.

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I was able to figure things out out after I found a parts list with diagrams at the follow web site and address:



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http://www.vacpartswarehouse.com/category-s/2821.htm



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- Remove the 3 screw from the bottom plate of the power drive assembly.

- Remove the drive belt.

- The power drive assembly will now drop out the bottom.



I just put the spring washer and arm back on the shaft and reassembled. I'll see how long that lasts before before buying the new part.



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