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My Windsor Versamatic plus has all of the sudden become very hard to push. I maintain this vaccum very well. It picks up fine, just to heavy tp push apparently

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Likely the wheels are frozen with thread and hair at the sides of the wheels. Check for free movement of each wheel and pick out the debris around any that are hard to turn. Long needles and tweezers are good tools for this.

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