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Rollers not spining on my kenmore canister vac.

The belt burned off replaced it but now the rollers do not turn

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Particles of the failed belt may be  trapped in the bearings which, if I remember right, aren't very well protected.
I'd remove the rollers, slide the bearings off (if they do slide off) and blow them out with a compressor or saturate them with WD-40 and turn manually until they are free again.

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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Greetings from GoVacuum.com,

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chris.jones@govacuum.com

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