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I assume that the motor turns on, but the bar does not spin. There was no indication if the bar could be moved when the motor is off....
Also ... how long did it work with the new belt?
Since it is a new belt ... it should either be that the belt has come off of the motor shaft or the beater bar has seized.
If the belt is off the shaft then you may be able to rotate the bar when off. If the bar has seized ... then turning the motor on can result in overheating the belt ... you may smell "burnt rubber" .... and the belt should not be reused.
Take the bottom plate off and take a look if the belt is off or the bar has seized. If seized ... then reclean ... there can be hidden lint/hair/debris where the bar fits into the frame.
Double check that the new belt was the correct one for your unit...a slightly larger belt will not provide enough traction to drive the beater bar.
The most likely problem is something was not put back together properly in the clutch. You can move the belts by hand with the clutch out of the machine. Move the motor belt and switch the lever off and on and see if the brush belt is turning on and off. It not you will need to take the clutch apart and reassemble it. Test it before installing.
Hello, W/D here. 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. 1. Turn off the power (unplug). 2. Remove the bottom plate. With the plate off, use your finger to test the tension of the belt. It should be tight, and roll when you roll the beater bar by hand. 3. Remove the beater bar and belt. Inspect the beater bar, particularly by the bearings. Remove any twine, hair, etc. 4. Inspect the belt for abnormal wear. If there is any significant wear in the belt, replace it. 5. Reassembly is in the reverse order. Place the belt on the beater bar. While holding the beater bar close to it's position, place the belt on the motor shaft. Rotate the beater bar bearings to their proper position and install the beater bar. Replace the cover plate.
This certainly suggests the clutch has packed up, although it is possible that the belt that runs from the motor to the clutch has failed (I assume you've checked the other belt, as it's very easy to see). Changing the clutch, and the motor-to-clutch belt, is not a job for the faint-hearted. If you want to see what's involved go to www.dysonmedic.com scroll to the bottom of the page and click on DC07 clutch replacement.
Provided that the motor isn't loose, the belt should fit tightly. If you had reassembled the beater bar back in the vacuum improperly, the belt would be tighter, rather than looser. If you are sure that the motor isn't loose and the beater bar was reinstalled correctly, then either tha belt slipped back off the motor shaft, or they sold you the wrong replacement belt.
If the motor is working then check the drive belt. There's a door on the right hand side of the Oreck that comes off with a cross head screw. Check the drive belt isn't broken. If its intact then its a possibility that the beater bar has seized up - beater bars from Oreck are available although you should check EBay to see if you can get a cheaper part. Sounds like a drive belt problem though.
YOU MAY HAVE A POSSIBLE BAD BELT OR THE MOTOR THAT RUNS THE BAR MAY BE BAD, THE OTHER POSSIBILITY IS THE SWITCH THAT TURNS ON THE BAR MAY BE BAD. OR A WIRE COULD HAVE COME OFF THE MOTOR. i THINK YOU DO KNOW THAT THE BEATER BAR DOES NOT RUN WHEN ON WOOD FLOORS.
If you hear the motor in the head running and the beater bar isn't rotating, you probably need a drive belt. With the power off, make sure you can rotate the beater bar freely by hand, if it isn't bound up.. then locate and remove the baseplate screws to gain access to the beater bar itself, you'll see a drive belt pulley system and chances are, a broken belt. Replace it with a new one by pulling the beater bar assembly out of the housing and plcing the belt onto the motor shaft pulley as well as the beater bar pulley.. nest the beater bar back into the holder and reinstall the cover. Hope that helps !