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The brushes are not rotating - checked the belt no problem - what else could it be?

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Assuming a drive pulley is not loose and the motor turns, try turning the brushes by hand. If they require much effort they may be jammed by dirt. My cat is a constant culprit!

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Use only BISSELL Style 10 Replacement Belts (#32074) in your BISSELL PowerForce Bagless.
  1. Unplug cleaner from electrical outlet.
  2. With Rotating Floor Brush removed from vacuum cleaner, grasp old Drive Belt and remove from Motor Pulley. Discard old Drive Belt.
  3. Place new Drive Belt over Motor Pulley and stretch other end over Rotating Floor Brush in the space between the bristles.
  4. Place ends of Rotating Floor Brush down into slots on sides as shown.
  5. Turn Rotating Floor Brush by hand several times in the direction of Motor Pulley. If properly installed, Drive Belt will center itself on Rotating Brush.
  6. Reposition Brush Cover and snap back into place. Check to be sure all three latches are secured.
  7. When you turn on the vacuum, do you see the motor that spins the belt spinning at the bottom? If not, it sounds like you may have a burned out motor.
If suggested solutions do not correct the problem, call:
BISSELL Consumer Services 1-800-237-7691
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. ET
Saturday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. ET

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The most probable cause is improper tension on the belt. What would cause this problem is the wrong belt, or improper adjustment of belt. Once installed, the belt should only move slightly when pushed down by your finger. Too loose and the belt won't rotate the brush and will quickly burn out. Too tight and it will cause excessive stress on the motor and shorten it's lifespan.
Another problem could be that the belt wasn't centered properly. When the new belt is installed, the brush needs to be manually rotated a few times to center it. This will prevent it from getting caught in or on a part of the power head, thus quickly breaking or melting.
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