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Brush will not turn even when disconnected from belt and trying to turn it by hand. What does this mean?

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  • Hi there,
  • That means that the roller brush needs to be replaced as the bushings on the end of the roller are more than likely worn out and you can purchase the roller brush at this web site if you can not find it locally where you live: WWW.Bissell.com/parts the roller brush pulls straight up and comes out and goes in quite easily. Make sure you keep the little felt "o" rings that are on the end of it and if the new one does not have them look at where they are on this one and replace them in the same place on the new one..
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There are a couple rectangular holes on the bottom of the power nozzle, beside the wheels. These have tabs in them that need released with a standard screwdriver.
rogerpotts_10.jpg Once they release, turn the vacuum over and lift cover of power nozzle at the back. This pulls the front of the cover out of the lip on the "bumper".
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Check the wiring to make sure they're connected to the terminals of the motor. Also, check the belt for wear and tear. These belts can last for five years or more, but if it looks bad a good time to replace it is while you have the power head apart.
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