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Put on a new beater brush belt that I bought from Sears as detailed on the plate on the vacuum. It immediately snapped. Is there a diagram for the routing for the belt (there is a drive spindle and a tensioner)? Thanks.

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I would first check to see if the beater brush is turning freely. You should be able to turn it by hand. If you can not, remove it from the vacuum and clean any debris on the brush and especially on the ends that hold it in place. Some WD40 on the end pieces might help as well. There is usually a belt diagram on the plastic case of the vacuum where the belt itself is found. Best of luck.

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