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Brush bar does not turn & makes a loud noise

While using the dyson (pet model) it started to make a loud noise. I looked & discovered the brush bar was full of hair!  I removed the bottom panel to get at the bar, removed the hair & it still makes that horrible noise when you engage the front to vaccuum.  Upon inspection I noticed the bar did not turn when the machine was on.

Help!  I think I just broke my son's vacuum cleaner!

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Re: brush bar does not turn & makes a loud noise



You either need A new clutch or clutch belts need replacing.

Its a lot to describe so try this it has manuals on how to do the job.


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