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Hi I have model u64330-900 hoover windtunnel. It

Hi I have model u64330-900 hoover windtunnel. It smells like rubber burning and brush does not spin when on rug but still spins when lifted. Can you help me thank you

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Hello,
It sounds like your vacuums belt is stretched and worn. You'll need to replace it. Below is a link to a website that gives instructions with pictures on how to change the belt. You should be able to get a replacement belt at any department store or vacuum retailer.
I hope this helps you.

http://www.info-vacuum-cleaner.com/hoover-vac-belt.php

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You need a new belt. You can find the belt for this model at www.vacbelts.com.

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