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How to remove the plastic belt lift knob?

The part that holds the belt up when putting on or taking off the floor head has bent. I need to take off the belt lift parts and bend it back into place, but I don't know how to get it apart. Can you help? Thanks

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There is a screw underneath the sticker on the belt lifter. It's in the center of the belt lifter. You'll have to make a small hole in the sticker to get to it.

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