Having problems with your Bissell Vacuums ?

I checked the belt and it has not broken, but when I start to vaccum the spinning head stops, and I start to smell a rubber smell...Do you think I need to replace the belt, I did get some string caught in it the last time I vaccummed, and it did stink like rubber then also...


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Yes you do need to replace the belt they stretch out. Think of a belt like a big rubber band if you were to stretch it out and hold a lighter to it the rubber band would stay stretched out. That is the same thing that happens when you get it caught on string or an area rug the brush stops but the little metal shaft keeps spinning creating heat and stretching the belt. Visit www.stevessewandvac.com for belts, bags or any other vacuum need.
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I checked the belt and it has not broken, but when I start to vaccum the spinning head stops, and I start to smell a rubber smell...Do you think I need to replace the belt, I did get some string caught in it the last time I vaccummed, and it did stink like rubber then also...


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WHEN I TURN ON UNIT IT SMELLS LIKE WHEN THE RUBBER BELT STOPS TURNING ON A SWEEPER. HOW DO GET TO THE MOTOR AREA?


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