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Replacing the belt

I am trying to replace the belt on my vacuum cleaner, but when I put it back together, the brush will not turn.  For some reason, where you put the brush back in there is one end that is round so it will rotate, and one end that is rectangular - so it will not rotate.  I know I'm missing something, but what?

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Re: replacing the belt

Holding the ends of the brush roll, you should be able to spin it. if not then the brush is bad and will have to replaced. Part # is 2032032 and will sell for around $16 or so.

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