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Vacuum Cleaner Brush Not Spinning

The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Vacuum cleaner brush not spinning are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur. Check or test each item, starting with the items at the top of the page.

Most Frequent Causes for Vacuum cleaner brush not spinning

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Cause 1Belt

Inspect the belt to see if it is broken, stretched out, or out of place. If the vacuum cleaner belt is broken or stretched out, replace it.

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Cause 2Drive Belt

Inspect the belt to see if it is broken, stretched out, or out of place. If the drive belt is broken or stretched out, replace it.

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Cause 3Cogged Belt

Inspect the belt to see if it is broken, stretched out, or out of place. If the cogged belt is broken or stretched out, replace it.

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Cause 4Brushroll

If the brushroll is sticking, it will cause too much friction and put too much strain on the belt. Remove the brushroll and clean all hair, string, and lint from the brushroll bearings. If the vacuum cleaner brush still doesn’t spin after you clean the brushroll, consider replacing the brushroll.

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Cause 5Brushroll Motor

First, test the power switch for continuity to ensure that the brushroll motor is getting power. If the power switch has continuity, ensure that the motor turns freely and is clear of obstructions. If power is getting to the motor, and the motor turns freely, but the motor still won’t run the motor is likely defective.

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