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Loses power & smells like burning. I'm worried the motor is burnt up. the belt looks fine.

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If the belts are intact and the brush roller is rotating and the problem persists, the machine should be inspected internally at an authorized Service Center. Go to www.bissell.com under the Customer Support tab and enter your zip code under Service Center search.

Posted on Jul 06, 2010

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