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LOUD GRINDING NOISE ALL OF A SUDDEN , LOOSE BELT ?

ALL OF A SUDDEN MY dc07 STARTED MAKING A KIND OF GRINDING NOISE ALMOST LIKE THE BRUSH BAR IS WOBBELY NOISE IS WORSE WHEN IN CARPET MODE NOT ON REG FLOOR

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You will probably have a faulty roller bar take of panel on bottom of vaccum. Now remove the roller bar hold the bar by both ends and try spinning. This should be easy and smooth if not pull off the end cap these will be very tight and check the bearings in each end i think you will find a few small metal balls rolling around inside if this is the case you need to replace the bar

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