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Better bar doesn't rotate, kenmore whispertone 100

Better bar just stopped rotating. Can I fix this?

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  • Chemist1961 May 11, 2010

    Look for a red reset button at the back or top of the Power Head. Try pushing it if you have one. If one the other hand you can hear the motor running inside the head and the brush isn't turning, or spins freely by hand, you need to replace the belt

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Most likely your belt wore out and broke.
Here is a handy vacuum repair tutorial that should get you back cleaning.

Below is a short excerpt from the instructions. The link above will take you to the full version with images.
When your vacuum starts to lose cleaning power, requiring multiple passes to get an area clean, or the self-propulsion loses its zip, chances are you need to change the vacuum agitator belt. After only a few months of use, most vacuum belts stretch out enough to slip, causing the agitator to spin more slowly.
Replacing the belt is quick and inexpensive. New belts are available starting at about $5. Belts come in numerous brands and sizes, so bring the old one to the store for a guaranteed match.
Fifteen minutes, two screwdrivers and a new belt are all you’ll typically need to complete the job.


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Check to see if your belt is still on the beater bar, you many have to replace the belt.

Posted on Sep 09, 2009

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