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The rubber belts I put on keeps burning when I first put it on, it gets so hot on the metal bar I hook it to, that it splits it it two..how do I fix this???

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Sounds like the beater bar is clogged with something. Try removing it and cleaning it up, sometimes hair gets wrapped around it and puts it in such a bind that it will burn the belt.

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