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Kenmore canister model numer 26212690 12.0 amps with powermate. How do you remove the bottom part to check the belt. The blade won't turn and the switich is on rug not wood floor. There are two arrows that say to seperate use screwdriver at arrow. Have seperated at the arrows but the back will not come apart.

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Hi There,
\015\012There are actually two screws that need to be removed before you can separate the bottom from the top housing. The screws are actually located either underneath of the headlight cover, or on the bottom of the machine. Since you've already turned the machine upside down to look at, I would imagine that the screws are going to be under neath the headlight cover.
\015\012I've done a repair on Fixya for this exact problem. Please visit the link to see pictures, and step by step instructions on how you can access the belt;

There is also a reset button that you should try pushing on the top of the power nozzle, and if it's neither the belt or the reset switch, it's probably that your electric hose has gone bad, and can no longer bring electricity down to the power brush.
\015\012I hope this helps you, if you have any questions or would like some help on how to test the hose to check if it's bad, please just use the clarification request here on Fixya, and I'll be more then happy to walk you through it.
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\015\012Chris J.
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