The brush won't turn at all, the first belt was broken, replaced the belt and turned on the vacuum and within 30 seconds there was the smell of something burning and the belt was broken again. The brush never turned. I've tried to manually turn brush and it won't turn, it's frozen.
I had the same problem but I found that I had replaced belt incorrectly. After placing one end of belt around pully, it has to be run behind the "belt disengager" which looks like a 1/2" wide metal tab just past pulley. After placing belt correctly I had no more belt, burning smell or brush problems.
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There is a good chance the belt is broken. The reason belts break is because the brush seizes up due to hair wrapping around tight at the ends of brush. Inspect closely with a flash light to check for this.
Did you make sure the brush that the belt turns is free to move?
Sometimes they get bound up and will not turn and as a result, the belts either burn or break.
Remove the roller brush, clean the ends and remove any debris, lubricate the ends of the rollers where they are held by the stationary brackets and re-install with belt in correct position.
Belt must be installed in the proper manner as well.
Try this please :
Switch the carpet/bare floor dial back & forth 5 times, ending on carpet. Tilt the handle back as if to vacuum upright & lay the vacuum on its side so it is resting on the side opposite the carpet/bare floor dial. Turn the vacuum on. Or Maybe the belt is broke. You will have to replace the belt before the roller can spin. You must have run over something in the carpeting like string or whatever to have it break. Happens all the time. Get several replacement belts to keep as spares while you're at it as nothing is worse then having to vacuum and no spare belts. ........................ Try this also please : Things You'll Need:Phillips head #2 screwdriverReplacement belt for your vacuum modelSpray lubricant, such as silicone spray or teflon lube. 1: Unplug the vacuum. Never work on an electrical appliance when it is plugged into an electrical outlet. 2: Turn the vacuum over and locate the plastic or metal plate that covers the rotating brush. Remove this plate. Note: This plate is typically attached by a small number of Phillips head screws or by levers that turn and lock the plate in place. In either case, removing this plate is a simple task.
3:Identify the vacuum's rotating brush. This brush should have a black rubber belt wrapped around it, and stretched around the metal shaft of an electrical motor mounted somewhere toward the back of the vacuum.
4:Verify that the brush will rotate freely. Examine both ends of the brush to ensure that no threads, string, yarn, etc. have become wrapped around the ends and thus inhibited a free rotation.If there is foreign debris, remove the brush by sliding it up, away from the bottom of the vacuum. Remove the debris
5:Lubricate both ends of the rotating brush with the spray lubricant. Replace the brush into the grooves which hold it in place
Replace the existing belt on the brush assembly, or replace a broken belt with a new vacuum belt.
6:Verify that the brushes now turn freely when back in place and that the motor shaft turns as the brush rotor turns.
PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO RATE !
Have you got the correct belt? If its breaking then the brush end caps or something is clogged. If you can get into the floor head ensure you look at the actual brush roll to see if there is anything is clogged or trapped. Remove all matter of dust and see if that works.
http://geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=0&thid=751045 Generic problem for all Vacuums Brush won't turn Posted by andbecks on Jul 07, 2008 Brush won't turn Hello, I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. Without knowing the brand name and model #, the reason that your brush is not turning might be you may have a broken belt (always use genuine belts from the brand name manufacturer) and it needs changing, or the bearings in the brushroll are froze up and it would need new bearings or a genuine replacement brushroll. The belt change should be done every 4 to 6 months for the best cleaning, and to store the extra belts in a Ziploc bag in the refrigerator. The next time you request a question, please have a brand name and model # so I can give you more accurate information. Thanks, Don the Vac Man Go Ahead. Use Us.
I have the same problem. I keep thinking I have fixed it, but then another belt breaks. I only have the issue when the roller is disengaged. (on bare floor setting). I did find that the unit was slipping back into engaged slowly, because the disengage mechanizim was not kathing prperly,. Tightened up a screw, and now appears to hold, but somehow the belt still get broken - I beleave it is an issue that the belt is not staying away from the drive when it is disengaged.