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What does it mean when the check brushroller light comes on

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  • muitt7 Sep 12, 2010

    thx jim, theres no hair around brush, new vac, used once, will try ur solution, thanks again pam

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When the brush roller light comes on, this indicates that it is stuck. However, it could be three other possibilities.
If the brush roller is freely turning, then:

(1.) Check for hair around the belt area of brush roller. Hair could be causing the belt to slip.
(2.) The belt is stretched out. This is common after much use.
(3.) The brush roller bristles are no longer touching the floor, (wore out). You will need to purchase a new brush roller.

I hope this solves your problem!

Jim P.

Posted on Sep 11, 2010

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    Jim Parker Sep 16, 2010

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