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Motor not turning

Sucked a carpet run into the brushes and now the motor stopped.I took it apart, belt is fine, no obstructions. Motor shaft still turns by hand ( can turn by hand and the brushes move fine). Everything else works fine lights and all. Want to know if its the motor or a switch. I can replace the motor myself but its $60 for the part and I want to make sure its this first.

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    Picked up the edge of the carpet, and the motor stopped turning the brushes. The belt is fine and the brushes are free of any obstruction, they can turn manually with little effort. Is there a reset on the motor?

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Don't forget, the agitator bursh doesn't work when the vacuum is upright. Maybe that is your problem.

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