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Simplicity 7350 brush roller will not agitate on carpet, suction is fine as is the belt.

\015 Has been serviced 3 times with no success, works fine on floors\015

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Your belt may look fine but if it's over 6 months old it may be stretched and Is slipping. At the age your vacuum is there may be a minor worn part that your dealer could fix easily. You have a
\012 very durable long lasting vacuum but it could benefit from an occasional professional service. It will increase the life of your vacuum and save money in the long run.
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Simplicity 7350 brush roller will not agitate on carpet, suction is fine as is the belt.

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