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Brush Roll belt won't engage on WindTunnel self-propelled

I replaced both the flat belt and V-belt on a WindTunnel U6429-900. Brush roll is in good shape and clean, but won't turn. The end sof the Brush Roll are solid and fit snug into their channels on the body The Brush Roll On/Off selector on the front won't slide all the way to "Carpet". When I flip the vac over and peer in with a flashlight I see that the selector bar not sliding all the way to "Carpet" setting, doesn't allow the brush roll V-belt to engage. Also (don't know if this is related), when I slide the "Carpet Height" selector from High to Low, it slides the Brush Roll selector bar to "Hard" surface setting too.Seems like the selector sllides might be jammed up. Any help appreciated!

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  • holland24 Mar 20, 2009

    My spring loaded black wheel won't engage the brush due to broken or jammed slide bar. How do I get the top cover to access the slide bars and the spring loaded roller?

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    Brush bar is jammed, I need to remove the brush bar cover,does it just pull off ?

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When you had the brush roll off, did the ends turn freely? If not then the brush won't turn and the belt will just slip. You would have to replace the brush roll if either of the ends are frozen. Other then that you would have to remove the top cover to see if there any broken parts, there is a spring loaded asm, it has a black wheel that will push the V belt when it is in the carpet setting and the handle is in the down position, it could be jammed so the roller is stuck.

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