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Brush is not rotating.

I have an upright bagged Bissell Powerforce. The brush is not spinning and I don't know how to fix it. The bag was totally full so I took it out and the brush still wasn't spinning. There is also no suction coming from the tube. Please help.


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    brush is not rotating

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    have an oreck xl 3120 with very little suction. new bag, correctly installed, no blockage in the tube, new belt (old one was stretched), motor runs, brush spins, and trash is spewed out the front, thru the brush!



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Turn the vac over, remove the access plate, covering the brush roll, 2 to 4 screws. Brush roll part number is 2032032if you need it, belt is a Bissell Style 7. While you have the brush roll off, check in dirt inlet to see if it is clogged, also check the hose to see if it is clogged. You won't feel suction at the bag tube, it has to have a bag on it and the lid closed before it will create suction.

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