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Beater bar won't turn--belt still but off of shaft

Can't figure out how to get plastic shield off to get to belt and put it back on shaft.

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  • sue53 Jan 22, 2009

    Same problem, belt on shaft but bar won't turn

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There is a reset button under the handle its gray and has a brush pic by it this should rest it.
and as far as puting the belt back on try going from the bottum plate it should just unscrew the four to six screws and pull it off hope this helps

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1:Unplug your Hoover vacuum. Turn the vacuum up-side-down and place the motor and vacuum portion on a counter top with the handle hanging down toward the floor. This makes it easy to work on the underside of the vacuum portion of the machine.
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2:Never work on your vacuum if it is plugged in.
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