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Hi, the cleaner is making an unusual griding sound and smells like burning rubber. Ideas?

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Broken belt or dislodged belt on the roller unit. Check and replace belt, it's pretty simple to do but you will have to remove a few screws and a plate to get to the belt/rollers.

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