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I have a windtunnel vacuum that the brush rolls fine when it is upside down but when I turn it right side up it will not go hardly at all and starts to smell hot.

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Replace the belt they wear manufacture reccomends replacement of the belt every 90 days
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I have a windtunnel vacuum that the brush rolls fine when it is upside down but when I turn it right side up it will not go hardly at all and starts to smell hot.

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The brush roller stops turning and I can smell the belt burning, then it will catch and start working normal. I looked under the plate to check the belts and they looked okay and no hang ups of string or anything. The only thing that seemed weird was that the smaller belt that actually attaches and turns the roller is a bit loose. The larger belt is tight but looks like its the one that is burning and causing the smell.

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