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A puff of smoke, and the distinct smell of something burning. Belt is intact.

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Then it could be the motor. If not, check to see\015\012if long hair & misc. is wrapped around the ends\015\012of the brush and/or belt.
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A puff of smoke, and the distinct smell of something burning. Belt is intact.

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