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Brush Roller Wondering if I need a new brush as well as a belt. The Roller seems to have trouble spinning when it makes contact with the carpet no matter how the height is set. Everything else seems to work fine. Do I need a new roller to fix this problem?

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The bearings can go bad in the brushroll. It may need replaced, even if the brushes aren't worn. Helpful link....

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Not likely. You just need a new belt. The roller has graduated bearing caps that are adjustable for brush wear. If you look on the bottom/back of the roller housing, you will see a guide that tells you which colour code you use to compensate for the brush wear. The bearing caps are colour coded to indicate the adjustment.

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