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Hi There, if you are talking about an upright vacuum you may have simply broken the belt that drives the roller. If you are talking about a standard barrel vacuum it would sound like you have burnt out the motor. If the motor is burnt out and it was not an expensive machine in the first place just replace it. If it was a more expensive vacuum take it in to a repairer for a quote.
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