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You most likely have to replace the belt that goes from the motor to the beaters. check to see if the beaters are clogged making it impossible for them to spin. Depending on the vacuum its relatively easy to replace the belt, you just have to buy one.
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Motor runs but will not turn the beaters - Vacuums


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