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Possible broken belt - where do I find access to the belt. The beater bar does not rotate when i release the handle. I like this machine, but It is only 2 years old, the warranty has expired. And i must say, I am disappointed I am concerned that this article will end up in the landfill, adding one more problem for the environment.

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As you do not say which type of vac ? but assume definately upright hoover/dyson or similar ? the actual belt is not difficult to renew on either model/s at this stage can only suggest you turn vac over to reveal the cover that houses the rollerbrush the drivebelt will be located on one end of the rollerbrush but concealed by cover now? look at this cver to see how it is secured ie screws or even plastic twist 45 degree turn lock pins with slotted heads?? remove cover and you will be able to see how belt renewal is done the rollerbrush can be lifted out of its slot in position for cleaning and facilitate belt renewal hope this assists you to diy best wishes

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