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Dirt Devil Ultra: grinding noise, burning smell,brush not turning

I have a Dirt Devil Ultra handheld. Last time I used it, there was a sudden, loud, noise. It sounded like something jammed in the vacuum and caused the parts to grind to a sudden stop. Then, the brush stopped rotating and there was a burning smell and grinding noise. My husband took the vacuum apart and put it back together, but it still doesn't work. What should I do? THanks

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This sounds like the motor went out

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