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Replacing the power switch of the Eureka The Boss 4870 vacuum

\015 I removed the two star screws that allow me to pull the bottom of the switch panel away form the vacuum a bit. How do get the top to release to allow access to the switch for removal? \015\012\015\012Pleased with vacuum overall. But I did order 2 replacement power switches based on the comments seen on-line.\015

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Its actually just held in place with two small plastic clips. so just gently start pulling the plastic housing up. it will pop off with some force. not so much that you break anything however. but there are no screws or anything. to get it back on you will need something to pry away the plastic section where the slots are for the clips. that way the clips can fit back in the slots instead of just dead ending into the handle. im sure there is a more proper way, but sometimes you have to get it done. my vacuum just stopped working one day. when I opened it up, I pushed the little connectors pretty hard back onto the switch. one of them clicked a bit. as it turns out it was just loose and therefore not making a proper electrical connection. so I pushed it snugly back together, jammed the housing back on, replaced the screws, and had it running again. just make sure to unplug it while you do this.
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