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Brush belt The brush belt is loose and the lever control does not do anything.

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I noticed the same thing myself. I had set the handle in the upright position, and laid the cleaner on the table to remove the rolloer brush. When I re-installed it I noticed the belt was really loose.

I checked several things before I finally lowered the handle to the operating position. This tightened the belt up, which makes sense when you stop and think about it. If you sit the handle upright to use an attachment you don't want the roller brush working away at your carpet when you don't need it.

Placing the handle upright disengages the roller brush by loosening the drive belt.

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