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Brush doesnt turn

I have suction, but the belt and the brush doesnt move, i tried to pull the motor out but i was unable to do so, so what can i do?

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Re: brush doesnt turn

Thank you for the Info. it was very helpful I removed the bottom and their was something stuck in the brush next to the belt. The brush is turning now. Thanks again I love my purple vac. grammy

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Re: brush doesnt turn


If you have all floors type ensure the clutch drive selector knob on bottom front left is in drive position when handle is pulled back.


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