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Dirt Devil vacuum sucks... figuratively

My dirt devil swivel glide vision never works correctly. I've had to use the extension to vaccuum my entire apartment because the main unit doesn't pick anything up. Please help! I have visitors coming in an hour.

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Well, I guess your visitors have come and gone, but the vacuum remains the same. It sounds like you have a broken or worn belt. The belt should be changed once a year (approx) and can break if something is picked up that jams the brush. It is also possible that you have something obstructing the vacuum inlet at the brush housing.
If the belt is worn, it can still look o.k., but won't have the tension to turn the roller when it engages the carpet. I suspect the belt is your trouble.

Posted on Mar 30, 2008

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