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Brushroll wont roll

I put a new belt on the brushroll now it wont turn

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Likely the belt is crooked, and jammed in the floor plate. try reseating it.

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Hi and welcome to Fixya. I am Kelly.

You have correctly identified the problem as the brush roll itself.

There is a bearing under each end cap of the brush roll. You can gain access to the bearings usually by gripping the browah roll end caps and rotate the caps in opposing but loosening (ccw rt / cw left) directions.

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