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Changing belt on Kirby Classic 1972

1. turn to off position, remove head
2. remove roller and old belt
3. replace new belt
4.replace roller on head, turn to on position
5. turn on vacuum, roller still doesn't turn, what am I doing wrong

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When you turned the knob, did it turn easily or hard. If it was easy, then the knob part inside did not catch the belt. If it did turn hard, when you had the brush roll off, did you check the ends to see if they turned easily or not. if not, then replace the brush roll.

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