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Hi,

Most likely if your belts keep heating up and breaking there is a problem with the brush roll ( http://www.totalvac.com/store/graphics/00000001/EB29027.jpg)

The roll may be worn down where the belt is supposed to fall, causing friction between the brush roller and the belt. Brush rollers can get quite pricey, so your best option would be to bring it to a local vacuum shop. The price you will pay to have them look at it will definitely be less than purchasing a new roller. In most cases, with newer vacuums, there will be a simple issue that the technician will be able to quickly fix. It could be something as simple as the roller is not positioned properly.

Let me know,if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

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