Having problems with your Kenmore 34612 Bagged Upright Vacuum ?

Pushing it feels like someone keeps pressing a brake

\015 Ok, I'm sure this may sound odd but I'll do my best to describe the problem. I have a 30612 which I think is very similar to the 34612. When I push it on the carpet or on the wood floor it feels like a brake is being applied on and off repeatedly. In other words, it's hard to push and then easy to push. In about a four to five foot push it will be easy-hard-easy-hard-easy-hard. Sounds goofy, right? This will repeat no mater what conidtion. It doesn't matter if the vac is on or off, or if the lower housing is released or not. I think it's either the inside diameter of the wheels have worn to a point that they are sloppy and twist out of alignment or the wheel shaft is not being held properly by the plastic dust housing (due to wear) and it allows the wheels to rub on it. \015\012\015\012Anyone seen this before?\015

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Well what you said about the wheels could be the problem. But it also could be the belt, if it hasn't been changed, or is a few months old, it may have stretched so as not to turn the brush roll, whitch would make push hard. The brush roll is what will pull the vacuum, so if the belt is bad, or the bristles of the brush roll are worn down, they need replacing.
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