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Hoover U5163-900 Brush turns freely but will not turn when the vacuum is on. Is it a belt and where is the belt??

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Just discovered this same problem and the belt was a mess when we pulled it out. Now have to try to find a replacement and see if we can get it back on. To find it though just remove the 4 screws that hold the red cover on 2 on the bottom and then two on the top. You will then see two screws near the front holding the black casing for the roller. Just unscrew those and the belt will be hiding under there. Good luck.

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