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My Windsor Versamatic plus has all of the sudden become very hard to push. I maintain this vaccum very well. It picks up fine, just to heavy tp push apparently

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Likely the wheels are frozen with thread and hair at the sides of the wheels. Check for free movement of each wheel and pick out the debris around any that are hard to turn. Long needles and tweezers are good tools for this.
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My Windsor Versamatic plus has all of the sudden become very hard to push. I maintain this vaccum very well. It picks up fine, just to heavy tp push apparently

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The dyson uses two belts, one from the motor to a clutch and then from the clutch to the brush roller, the belts that they use are not much better then any other belt ( those you should change yearly ) but you cant just change the belts you have to c ... Dyson DC07 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

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These belts need to be changed every 6 months regardless of the way they look. ... Vacuums

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