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Eats belts immediately

\015 Belt is immediately sheered through by "motor arm" (not sure what to call it - just the opposite of the roller brush end). Motor arm is rough and sheers though the belts immediately. Can this part be replaced?\015

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HI There,
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\015\012Usually when the belt breaks immediately, this indicates that your roller brush has gone bad and needs to be replaced. I have never seen the motor shaft being damaged and causing belts to break before. When the roller brush can't spin because it's bearings have worn out, the motor shaft continues to try and turn the belt, but since the belt can't spin the motor shaft at that point burns right through the belt.
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\015\012To make sure that it's your roller brush, remove the brush from the vacuum cleaner, and hold it using just your two pointer finger tips, holding just the bearings caps at the end of the bar, and not the bar itself.
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\015\012Try to spin the brush using your thumbs. Does the brush spin freely without resistance? It should spin completely around 3-4 times on each spin. If it doesn't spin, then your bar is bad.
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\015\012If the brush doesn spin, and it continues to break belts, this means that the belt is being installed incorrectly, and is being pinched by the roller brush. Pull the belt forwards after installing to make sure the brush spins freely.
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\015\012Hope this helped you,
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\015\012Chris Jones
\015\012GoVacuum.com
If the bearings are tight, you can clean them with rubbing alcohol. Just put a few drops on and spin them. Repeat this until any alcohol running out is clean. NEVER oil brush bearings, they will grab onto dust and jam again. They're mounted in bronze bushings, which are self lubricating.
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