Having problems with your Oreck XL® Platinum Pilot Bagged Upright Vacuum ?

Self propelling not working

\015 The roll spins, It picks up, but I unclogged it last week and I'm not sure if I missed something when I put it back together because now it doesn't not pulll me, it is hard to push across carpet\015

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