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My Kenmore Progressive keeps burning up belts even after I have changed the bag, cleaned the filters and checked to make sure the agitator was clean and free turning

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On the left hand side, just above the handle release, is a lever to adjust if you are doing hard wood or carpet cleaning. When adjusted for hard wood, that lever releases the belt and just uses the "vacuum" function. When set for carpet it engages the belt that moves the beater bars.

When I could see in there, I notice that when pushed all the way forward, that lever causes the belt to push against itself when the vacuum is running. If you push it all the way forward then move it back toward the back of the machine about 3/4 of an inch, the machine will run perfectly and the belt will not overheat and melt.

I don't know if this is everyone's problem but it sure worked for me.
there is probably a design flaw in the mechanism or else my lever may not be calibrated correctly.
The solution is to change the agitator. They wobble and displace the belt. Change it and you will have a new agitator with new bearings. It will keep it in line. It has to be in line with the system. Any shaking of the belt & lets go to the Kenmore store. I had the same problem.
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