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Brush won't spin

My neighbor gave me this vaccum and the brush doesn't spin. Could this be a belt?

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  • thenoticer Dec 08, 2007

    I managed to take the cover off and clean well. They have dog and there was so much dog hair clogged in it, once I freed all that it seems to be working fine.

    Thanks.

  • rosbach723 May 23, 2008

    I can move the roller by hand, but it does not move when turned on.

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I tightened the phillips sdjustment screw near the belts and it fixed the problem

Posted on Dec 17, 2007

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Yes it could be the belt or the "Bearing Assembly". I had the same problem with a vacuum I got from a friend. 1st I replace the belt,but when I turned the vacuum on I could smell something burning and then the belt broke in half. I then realized the brush roller was stuck in place and would not turn even with force applied. I later found out that 1 of the 2 Bearing Assembly's was worn out,when a Bearing Assembly is worn out the brush roller can not spin. So now it looks like I need to buy a whole new brush roller,unless I can find a place that sells the Bearing Assembly for part number 61445-1,which is a roller brush for a GE Wal Mart vacuum.

Posted on Dec 08, 2007

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