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My bissell vaccum doesnt work even though i've replaced the belt but when ever i turn it on i get this rubber smell...can anyone tell me

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Sounds like the beater brush that the belt controls is frozen in place and needs to be cleaned. Remove the brush and clean any debris that you find on it AND at either end. The end pcs are used to hold the ends of the brush stationary while it spins via the belt. When you get the brush off, spray both end pcs with a bit of WD40 and work by hand until they spin freely. This should solve your problem.

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