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Hi! Your question has come up under Bissell ProHeat, so I'll assume that's the model you're talking about.  There are several possibilities. The simplest is that the drive belt has broken. There are two drive belts on the ProHeat and you're best advised to go to the Bissell website (www,bissell.com) where you can download a manual for your exact model.  Worst case scenario, which I have seen, is where the brush drive motor has become wet, it has corroded and will no longer rotate, and this burns out a little circuit board that's located in the handle. If your belts are OK, and the brushes are free to rotate, there's probably a problem with the motor and I strongly recommend consulting a professional repairer. Getting in to the machine is a minor nightmare, and getting it back together is worse. The cost of such a repair may well exceed the value of the machine. Good luck!  I value your feedback.  If this has helped please remember to rate me.  If it hasn't helped, please re-post with more details and I'll try again.

Posted on Feb 21, 2009

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