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Brushes don't turn - Vacuums
The rubber belt that runs between the motor and the brushes has broken and needs to be replaced. There should be clips or screws holding on the bottom cover of the vacuum that, if you take them off, will allow you access to the belt and brushes. You can usually pick replacement belts up at your local hardware store. Make sure you take note of your brand and model of vacuum before going to purchase one as they are not 'one size fits all'.
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