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Problem with wheels

When I start up my vacuum it smells like rubber.  I think the adjustment for the different carpet types is broken. the wheels appear to be sitting to low, making the brushes sit right onto the carpet.  I can't tell if a piece is missing or how to re-attach adjustment piece.  Help!

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Re: Problem with wheels

If the belt is over a year old, it should be replaced. This is normal maintenance and is often overlooked. When the handle is in the upright position, it will appear the the height adjustment is not working. What's actually happening is that the height adjust is easily moved so you can make any adjustment you want. When the handle is pulled back, the front of the machine will lower to that setting and lock, so it will not adjust itself while you are vacuuming. If you wish to change the setting, you have to return the handle to the upright position, or you can lift the front of the machine with your hand, taking the weight of the machine off the wheels and this will allow you to slide the adjustment to another position. It is possible that the adjustment mechanism has come apart. It is comprised of three separate components. It would be very difficult to explain it here and should be addressed by someone familiar with this model.

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