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Brush froze up and keeps breaking belts

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.

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  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2009

    I have the same problem. I actually have a Bissell LiftOff....the exact same thing happened. The belt broke, I repaired it, and now the brush won't even turn. I can't even turn it manually.

  • ahmadmabdull Apr 06, 2009

    This is really frustrating because i do not believe there is a soluction besides this is a horrible product that Bissell
    expects you to replace every six months. I tried
    five belts all broke and a horrible smell is coming out.
    The brush wont turn and it is almost impossible to turn it by hand.
    Any ideas i would love to hear them?

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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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