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The beater motor will not turn. Is there a fuse? I've tried the reset, but this still doen't work. My wife smelled a burning smell and quit using.

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Sounds like you need a new belt.Turn it upside down and locate the screws on the bottom.Remove those screws,and then the plate they hold on(if there are no screws then the plate will be held by clips just pull it off,carefully.The brush now may be lifted out,but before you do.The belt fits around the brush.Find which side,if the belt is broken and still in the vacuum,it should still be on the side it came from.If the belt is not still in the vacuum,there is a groove in the brush about one inch wide.That is where the belt fits.The other end of the belt fits on a small wheel about 4-5 inches back from the brush.There may be a small plate over the belt and wheel if so just remove it and you will see what I am talking about.

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