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Ran over a blanket that stopped the roller from turning. imediately I stut off switch and removed blanket (6" long wrapped inside, not a lot). After restarting the roller will not turn, and belt is in tact, cleaned everything, but not working, please help or my wife will leave now and get a new one.

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The belt is off the shaft of the motor.. take off bottom of vac.. belt around the motor shaft then the beater bar put the beater bar back into slots .their should be tension on the belt ,if not the belt is stretched get another one

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Hi, I wrote the following tip for someone very late last night.I don't know if they ever saw it, so here it is just for you. I hope it helps.
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4 Reinstall the roller with the belt loosely wrapped around it so that the other end of it can be put around the motor shaft that turns it. This step may be harder than it looks and you may need a lot of strength to wrap the belt around that shaft. It depends on the design of the unit. Sometimes it is alternately easier to put the belt around the shaft first and then put the roller into position.
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