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Bissell Vacuum 5770 intermitent spinning brushes

Help me Please!! Bissell 5770 ( 14 M. old ). Sometimes the vacuum brushes spin..sometimes they won't. tried power on / off, tried reseating the attachment hose. Have to "push start the brushes" Wife is VERY flabergasted!

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  • flabergastme Jun 03, 2008

    WOW!! That was a quick resonse!! Thank you sooo much. I'll try this today...Is the belt hard to take off?

    Thanks Again

  • flabergastme Jun 04, 2008

    Actually it was not the belt. It was the loose handle that has an electrical connection that makes the brushes turn. I tightened the screw in the handle and it seems to work A OK!!

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2009

    I had the same problem .. a newer Bissell Vacumm that the brush did not turn. Thanks to you,... I tightened the screw in the back of the handle, and am now back in business. ... took me 10 seconds to fix the problem.

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    stuartnc325 Feb 13, 2013

    Unreal!! I've had this problem at least a year and just fixed it 100% tightening the handle screws.

  • stuartnc325
    stuartnc325 Feb 13, 2013

    Unreal! I had the same issue and was ready to toss the vacuum. Tightening handle screws solved it 100%



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Change the belt, they stretch after a short time and then it can't drive the brush roll under load. The part # is 2031329

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