Whats the model number, I'll see if I can pull up a manual and from there I might be able to tell you the best way to get that wheel off. Some are fairly easy and make me wonder why they don't just fall off in use, and other I break more removing them then I remove successfully. Good thing they're normally a pretty cheap part. Anyway, whats the model number?I'm really impressed with the quality of components. I have heard Royal vacuums were the best. I had never looked closely or had the chance to use one until today. They make my Sanitare dust cup seem cheap in several ways.
I agree with making one good vacuum though. I would like to snag a front wheel off one of the parts ones without ruining it in the process. The wheel shaft I suppose just slides out with force.
There is a retainer cap that pops off, then the wheel comes right off. Those caps can be a pain sometimes but they pretty much slide off. This place has parts if you need to order anything.