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On the carpet cleaner, the brushes do nto rotate. We've checked wires, plugged in etc., neither is it bound with string, etc.

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Please view the manual for your model to learn how to replace the belt.

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There propably is a belt system for the machine it is most likely chewed up or is broken i would try find a new one ( I could help you a lot more if i knew what type and model it is)

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