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Canister vac - the motor on the cleaning head cuts out while vacuuming. does it as you draw back the head while cleaning , goes off momentarily and ten when pushed forward engages the motor again. this is the motor in the head that turns the brush. the vacuum motor int base continues to run uninterrupted.

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Unplug the vacuum then pull the bottom off the head and clean the brush. Check for debris on the brush and around the ends of the brush. Insure the brush moves freely. Check the motor by turning it by hand to see if it rotates freely. Check the belt to sdee if it is tight. When belts get old the will sometimes stretch and won't work properly. Hope this helps.

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