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I have a canister style vacuum. The brush roll has stopped rolling on carpet. When turned over, it rolls fine. I have disassembled and cleaned out hair and that didn't work. Any help would be very much appreciated. Thank you. Martha

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You need a new belt. They stretch after awhile and won't turn the brush roll under load.

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