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Kenmore 39522 vacuum beater bar keeps rotating after unit is shut off. Even unplugged it to move to another room and when I plugged it back in, the bar rotated a few more times! Has a definite clicking sound when this happens. Purchased in January 2008.

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The berings or something inside might be going bad.

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