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The beater bar/brushes are not rotating.

The belt appears to be OK.

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There is an on/off switch RIGHT NEXT TO THE MAIN ON OFF for JUST the beater bar. It is not highlighted in the manual.

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Since the brush will not spin, but the motor works, either the belt has come off of the motor shaft, the belt is worn past it's useful life, or the beater bar has seized.
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