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I need a "Bearing Assembly" for roller brush 61445-1,I Have a GE 106575

Hello,I Have a GE 106575,and to make a long story short,I need the "Bearing Assembly" for the brush roller 61445-1. The roller brush is in perfect condition except for one of the "Bearing Assembly's". It is not practical or wise to replace the whole roller brush because of 1 removable part that went bad. That would be like throwing good money down the drain. I can assume the "Bearing Assembly's" on this roller brush will need replacing every so often.

So I need to know where I can purchase the "Bearing Assembly" for the brush roller 61445-1.

Thank You Very Much,EarlsOK

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Re: I need a "Bearing Assembly" for roller brush...

From the manual that came with it, the bearings are non-serviceable, and the whole brush roller needs to be replaced... Originally part 61445-1 was $15.89 + $5.50 postage & handling in the USA only. I don't know what it would be now.

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Re: I need a "Bearing Assembly" for roller brush...

Probably should just go to a repair shop and they should be able to order one for you, that is if they are available by themselfs. Or if you have a store where you live that sells vacuum parts, you could go there.

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