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I cut all of the hair out of the bottom of the spin-brush on the Dyson Upright Animal Vacuum. Now I dont think I can get the brush back in there correctly. If I squeeze it in there (which it is a VERY tight fit...) then it wont spin. Any thoughts?

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Check the roller ends for dirt build up, they pull off and you should be able to clean them out. The roller should just go back into place if pushed together.

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