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Belt keeps breaking on vacuum. - Dirt Devil M085580 Featherlite Plus Upright Vacuum

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    Belt burns up immediately upon replacement. If I tip the sweeper back and let it run, it runs fine. Seems like the roller brush sits flat down on the carpet creating too much resistance. What causes this?

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Clean the hair off the bearings. Remove the brush. Pry off the end caps and remove the hair under and around the bearings. I used a kitchen fork.

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On the roller brush take it off and where the belt sits if that is scarred any way the belt will rub see if the roller is messed up i found if u use a piece of sandpaper and smooth it out a little it should be good.

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i think your talking about the motor spindel,,(the little metal bit?) if the motor is that hot its going to burn out soon, check that the brush is free to turn if its tight free it off its full of grit or fluff also check that the motor turns freely

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Posted by andy78billy on Apr 30, 2008
Keep replacing belt that drives brusher but keeps breaking. When feel belt driver rod it is superheated.....could it be melting into the stretched belt causing it to weaken?

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I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure.
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