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Roller brush doesn't turn

I thought the problem was just that the belt broke. But I replaced the belt and turned on the sweeper and the roller brush would not turn and the belt broke. It is my daughter's sweeper and I was using it and feel responsible for the problem. It is a Bissell Bagless upright.Thank you, Karen Todd

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Sounds like the belt is maybe slipping did it brake the new belt as well?

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