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Vacuum motor shaft too hot

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My upright bagless vacuum cleaner stopped working and I saw that the belt had burnt and came off the motor shaft.

When I brought new belts and put them on the vacuum, they burnt right off (after just 5 minutes of use) and I do not know what to do. Is it possible the vacuum belt is being burnt when put on the motor shaft? If so how else are you supposed to install the new belt? I checked the instructions and they said to loop the belt around the motor shaft and the brush roll but when I do that, it burns!

Please help!

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Check the brush roll ends, will they turn easily or is one frozen. If so, you need to replace the brush roll. If the motor turns on, it and the belt are trying to turn the brush roll and can't. Also check the ends where the brush roll sits in and make sure it hasn't overheated and melted., If it did you will have to replave the base.

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