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Bissell PowerForce Turbo: The motor spindle becomes very hot while spinning, causing the new belt to burn and break. Is this because the motor is overheating?

\015 I've made sure that the filters, hoses, brushes are all clear of dirt and clogs. The motor spindle is indeed spinning. I put on a brand new (properly sized) belt on, and within one minute the belt began smoking and eventually broke due to the heat from the spindle. I unfortunately know that it's very hot due to touching it. I removed the cover to the motor to inspect the carbon brushes, which don't seem to be worn down. I did observe some white and yellow sparks between the copper rotator and the carbon brushes upon power-up, but not as bad as many youtube videos show as motor arcing. \012\012Is the motor just overheating? Could it be lack of airflow through the filters?\015

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Something is preventing the brush roller from turning even though it seeems to be OK when not in contact with the floor. The motor shaft is spinning on one spot of the belt, causing the heating, the smell, and eventual belt failure. I have had brush rollers that appeared OK but proved to have pet hair jammed between the end caps and the roller itself causing rotation to be very difficult
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