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Beater bar The beater bar will not work. I have changed the belt and there is a lot of suction from the hose. Just seems like the base is not turning on

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  • Layla2 Feb 22, 2008

    Thanks for all of your help!

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    I accidentally let my bag overfill & it burst inside the vacuum. After cleaning the vacuum, checking the beater bar, & belt, cleaning the hose & making sure there was no clog it still does not work properly & gives off foul odor.

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You may have a bad switch, one part of it is not turning on the brush roll motor. It could also be the brush roll motor.

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Hello. W/D here.
On the baseplate that surrounds the beater bar, you'll see three large plastic screw heads. Turn these and youll feel the plate loosen. Raise the plate from back to front; it hinges toward the front. This gives you access to the beater bar. Remove the beater bar, making mental note as to how it comes out. You want to pay attention to the ends so you can get it back in easily. Remove whatever remains of the old belt. While you have it opened this far, inspect the suction cavity behind the beater bar; this is where they are most likely to stop up over time. Also take a moment to inspect the beater bar and remove the things that tend to wind up on the bar and at the ends. Slip your new belt over the motor shaft, and then slip the beater back under the belt. It will be tighter going back with the new belt. While the belt is on the motor shaft and the beater bar, slide the beater bar back into the sockets of the vacuum, and replace the base plate.
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