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Beater bar not turning ,cleaned ,noted one side of bar loose

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It's possible it has some loose or rusted bearings at the end of the bar. If so, the bearing assembly needs to be replaced. This could account for one end being loose, as well. You can try oiling it with a fine grade oil, like that made for sewing machines.
\015\012It's also difficult to get all the dirt, sand, or grit out of the bearings unless you take the assembly out, and use a strong powered air sprayer made for doing it.
\015\012A worn or broken end nipple will also cause a loose bar, and the bar and receptacle for it will also need replaced.
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Beater bar not turning ,cleaned ,noted one side of bar loose

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