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The rotating brush stopped working after it grabbed a matress skirt. The skirt did not roll up into the vacuum. Is there a rest button?

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Did it smell like burning rubber? If it did the belt is probably stuck and needs to be replaced. You can look at the little black belt on the bottom of the vacuum and see for yourself.You may have a extra belt that came with the vacuum. I fnot you can find one at any vacuum store. You should also check the roller for threads that are wrapped tightly around it preventing it from moving.

Good Luck!

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