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Power brush on Green Bissell power steamer

My roller bar is not turning at all and I can't find any place to get in and see if theres a belt or something missing. I also need to know how to put one on it if I can get into it and find there isn't one there.

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Re: power brush on Green Bissell power steamer

Take off belt cover on the left side of the top cover, turn cleaner over, take out screw from red lock and remove, pull cap and brush roll out, unhook the cogged belt, then you can replace the pump thru that opening. Put belt over the pump pulley and stretched to go over the motor shaft. Then check the cogged belt and the cogged end of the pully to make sure that there are cogs, replace belt if there are cogss missing or belt is broke, if no cogs on the pulley, then you will have to replace the pump. Pulley only comes witht he pump.

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Hi, it's Cindy from Crucial Vacuum.

Your Bissell 9200 Proheat 2x vacuum's brushroll is connected to the motor by two different sized geared belts. Over time, the belt's gears wear down and stretch out losing the grooves and tension that turn the roller. Another cause could be there is debris stuck on the roller and/or bearings. To gain access to your belts, follow the steps listed below:

1. Step on the release pedal and recline the handle down.
2. Remove the Tank-In-Tank and SmartMix Tank.
3. Using a flat head screwdriver to gently pry the access door, remove belt access door located near the floor cleaning switch nearest to the handle.
4. On the bottom of the machine, use a Phillips head screwdriver to remove the red retainer plate.
5. Remove the black brush arm holding the brush in place.
6. Locate and adjust the two belts.

You can purchase direct your replacement belts from Crucial Vacuum with free shipping and an exclusive 10% coupon for viewers, use code: FIXYA10

I hope this was helpful. If you would like further assistance, please feel free to give us a call at 877.750.9239. We have helpful and friendly customer care representatives on the line ready to assist you.

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