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\015\012Generic problem for all Vacuums
\015\012Posted by PEACH34711 on Apr 29, 2008
\015\012I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure.
\015\012It would be my suggestion to change the belt and to clean off the brushroll. A suggested belt change for a flat belt is every 4 to 6 months depending on the use of the vacuum, and if you have a geared belt (with teeth) then the belt change is once a year or so depending on use, check the hoses to make sure they are clear and clean the filter or change the bag, this should take care of the problem. On you next request please specify the brand name & model #. So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions.
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