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I have a windtunnel upright self-propelled that is very difficult to push, on carpet or hard floors. Seeems that it is stuck to the floor and at times you can smell the rubber from the belts. What could be the problem or problems?


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Raise the front. you are trying too hard
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When i use the vaccum, it smells like burning rubber. I know this is probably a belt issue, but will a replacement belt solve the problem? If so what belt and where can i find it?


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We replaced the belt after about 5 uses, and now every once in a while it smells like burning rubber, I checked to belt to make sure it was ok, and then last week it started smoking. Is there reported problems with this model?


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No action Hi: My brush roll won't budge. After we cleaned out all the hoses and replaced a badly worn belt (burned?) when I turn it on the smell of burning rubber and smoke has continued. What hurts is that I don't think I've used the vacuum a total of 10 times ... and I had such high hopes. Ideas?


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