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Hoover u 6401 bought v belt and drive belt the drive belt is to big, the roller will not turn, can someone help?

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You will need to get another belt, it's common that the people pulling the parts are so busy, that they sometimes mistakenly pull the wrong part, or the wrong part number was given, even a misprint in the manual. Needless to say, it seems that you don't have the correct belt. There is no adjustment for belt tension, so it has to be the  wrong belt.

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