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Last night as I was vacuuming, I noticed that the belt stop indicator light was on. I pulled out the hair that had gotten tangled around the brush in hopes of solving the problem. It didn't change things. I then unscrewed the entire bottom piece to take out the brush roller. I removed hair from the end piece of the brush roller and reattached the belt; however, I cannot figure out where the microchip is supposed to go so that I can reassemble the base piece by screwing it back together. It seems as though there is no logical place for the microchip to go that doesn't conflict with either a screw location or other obstacles.

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Not sure what you mean when you refer to a "microchip" but maybe it is a sensor that works with the belt. Anyway, if you Google the make and model number of your vacuum you can probably get an exploded view or owners manual that might indicate where the part goes that you are referring to. If you have a problem finding it, send a message back and I will assist you.

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