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Where does the flat 'pre-motor' filter go. Mine

\015 Eureka Whirlwind 4381 AWhere does the flat 'pre-motor' filter go. Mine has a perforated metal plate that's about the same size. I'd think this should be able to be replaced w/o tools?Thanks, Dave\015

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Although the manual says this model shouldn't have one, this one does. The flat perf metal plate goes at the bottom on the filter chamber. The top DOES have to be removed to put it in correctly and that was the problem. The plate had been removed during a prior dis-assembly and I'd forgotten exactly where it came from.

The filter itself fits over the perf metal plate, it's to keep birds and asphalt out of the blower 8-)

Now that the motor bearing are replaced ($5 for the bearings, $60 for a set of Torx and a bearing puller) later, it sounds much better. Of course it took awhile to find the bearing puller that will *just* slip under the bearing on teh short end. That armature is a bit close.

Tanks, Dave
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