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My bar for the carpet will not turn or go round and round


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Hi!

Sorry to say there is no amount of advice that will repair this problem.

Maybe the rubber drive belt is either broken or worn, so it can no longer drive the beater.
If the carpet beater is jammed you will hear a nasty sound and maybe even smell burnt rubber.

This is probably a good time to have old faithful serviced and cleaned and a new belt installed.
These belts usually last a long time, so by pampering your vac just a little, you will be assured of many more years of great service.
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