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Vacuum Roller making a loud noise

My husband was vacuuming the other day, and all of the sudden our vacuum started making this really loud noise, just when the vacuum was running. We took it apart, and it definately appears to be something wrong with the roller, because when we had the power on with the belt off, it didn't make the noise. We think it might be hitting something somewhere, but haven't been able to figure anything out. Our belt is good, the roller spins just fine by itself, there isn't anything caught up there. . and we're out of ideas. Any takers?

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Re: Vacuum Roller making a loud noise

Your roller brush is starting to fail. If you unscrew the ends, you will find a lot of hair wound around the stem. You probably have a warped plastic end the holds the bearing. This is my problem now.... I am looking for a new roller brush as I write this. I found one for $30. Good Luck.

Posted on Aug 21, 2008

Re: Vacuum Roller making a loud noise

I have the same problem and I think is the bottom plastic plate that holds the rolling brush. check the left side where the rolling brush goes that is the problem!!!!!!

Posted on Aug 26, 2007

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Posted by Theresa626 on July 20, 2008
The belt inside my Hoover broke and so we replaced it. But when we did, it now makes an extremely loud noise when turned on. We think it’s the roller to the vacuum because it doesn't make a noise when the roller is not in there. The roller sounds like its hitting something. However, we have pushed and pulled and done everything and all seems to be right. Everything is clicked in and the belt is on correctly and we've followed the manual. How can I fix this problem?
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