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Problem with a WindTunnel 2 Extra Reach Bagless Upright (U8351900)

I took off the spring arm thing to assist in the self-propelled belt to the brush when I was trying to replace one of the two belts. Now, I don't know how to put back right the spring arm to make the brush turn when suppose to. How am I to put it back right as if it wasn't touch by me in the first place?

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My dad fixed it by putting the spring under the arm lever and the roller on the outside part of the belt than in the inside as I have been trying to do.. I did however put one part of the spring in the right area of the vacuum. In a hole on the bottom area of the inside. The spring that is bent in a 90 degree angle doesn't go on top of the extend part of the arm lever but underneath. My dad did wounded the spring a bit tighter than it original is. That fixed what many days and hours of my frustration in less than 5 minutes (That's how long it approximately took my dad to fix it and in one try)

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You can do the best to try and not pick up the machine by the handle, but instead using the carrying handle on the back of the vacuum cleaner, this is distribute the weight much better, and even make the machine seem less heavy, and this will also prevent the actuator arm from breaking again in the future.

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