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The bristles aren't turning so aren't picking up any fur or hair

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Don't know what you have, but check the belt and brush roll. Either the belt broke or is stretched to the point where it won't turn the brush roll.

Posted on May 13, 2008

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Check to see that the belt has not slipped off of the bristle bar. If it smells hot that typically comes from the smell the belt makes if it is slipping. It will slip if it is not able to turn the bristle bar. Disassemble the bristle bar from the chassis and check the ends of it too see if they spin freely. It's typical that the ends get tied up with carpet threads and hair. Remove that mess, and then use some lubricant like silicone or Crisco cooking oil on the dowel of each end that is holding the bracket you had to unsnap from the chassis to remove the bristle bar.

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If your machine is A few years old it may need new brush roller fitted.

To check roller for wear lie machine on the floor & pull back head end as if vaccuming carpet.

Now get A rule or straight edge hold this over brush roller & sole plate oppening.

Now rotate brush slowly by hand the bristles of the brush should just kiss the edge of rule. If ther is a gap you will need toreplace the roller.
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I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. Kenmore 22313 Bagged Canister Vacuum. The best way to find a clog in an electric hose is to use a steel ball or a large marble to place inside the hose and to let it so threw as far as it can to determine where the hose clog is. Once you have determined where the hose clog is then you can use a small end of a broom handle of take an old wire coat hanger and place a hook on the end and try to pull the clog out of the electric hose – the electric hose is very expensive so try not to damage the hose in any way, shape or form. Or another way is that id you have another canister vacuum you can try to pull the clog apart by using two vacuums turned on and running. If you are successful then run the round marble or steel ball thru the hose again and the clog should be cleared.

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