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Flip the vacuum so that it is right side up again with the front of the motor cover facing you.

Insert either a metal spudger or a plastic opening tool into the right or left side of the cover seam.

Pry upward as you move the tool across the cover, separating the top half of the motor cover from the lower half.

There will be some audible popping noises from separating the cover.

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