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Belt keeps breaking on dirt devil 85335

I have put three belts on my dirt devil 85335 in the last 15 minutes. They work for a minute or two then breaking. The bar you fit the belt over is getting extremely hot. Is it a problem with the motor?

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    I have problems with the Dirt Devil belt breaking as well.

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Check and see if the brushroll still turns easy. if it doesnt, u may need a new brushroll which can be found on ebay, or dirt devil's website

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