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The brush on my bagless vacuum won't rotate. It

The brush on my bagless vacuum won't rotate. It also smells like rubber is burning

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If the brush doesnt rotate, the belt is either broken or stretched. If you have a Dyson, you will have to replace the entire assembly for about 80 dollars. Other brands you can simply replace the belt for about 5 dollars.

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