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Genesis model roller doesn't roll, belt is ok , is roller supposed to roll if carpet is high?? my carpet is low knap?

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Re: electrolux upright vac

Belts can look ok, but after a short period stretch so they won't turn the brush roll under load, if you have never changed it, and if it is a flat belt, I would try a new one.

Posted on Feb 17, 2008

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