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Brush roller not spinning. belt, spindle okay. roller taken out and cleaned, no thread. replaced but no dice. ???

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  • lzc66275 Jun 02, 2011

    Brush roller was seized up. I was not aware that the brush roller was even supposed to spin on its own. I used a pair of channel locks on one end and was able to free up the roller then lubed it up with WD. Works like a champ.

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Use only BISSELL Style 10 Replacement Belts (#32074) in your BISSELL PowerForce Bagless.

  1. Unplug cleaner from electrical outlet.
  2. With Rotating Floor Brush removed from vacuum cleaner, grasp old Drive Belt and remove from Motor Pulley. Discard old Drive Belt.
  3. Place new Drive Belt over Motor Pulley and stretch other end over Rotating Floor Brush in the space between the bristles.
  4. Place ends of Rotating Floor Brush down into slots on sides as shown.
  5. Turn Rotating Floor Brush by hand several times in the direction of Motor Pulley. If properly installed, Drive Belt will center itself on Rotating Brush.
  6. Reposition Brush Cover and snap back into place. Check to be sure all three latches are secured.
  7. When you turn on the vacuum, do you see the motor that spins the belt spinning at the bottom? If not, it sounds like you may have a burned out motor.
If suggested solutions do not correct the problem, call:
BISSELL Consumer Services 1-800-237-7691
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. ET
Saturday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. ET

I’m happy to help further over the phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/jeremy_69f3cc28d95bf514

Posted on Jun 02, 2011

  • lzc66275 Jun 02, 2011

    This solution does not address the problem. I have already looked at these steps. I found the solution elsewhere on the site, related to the brush roller seizing up, of which I was unaware it was even capable. I was able to free it using a pair of channel locks and lubricating both side with WD40 and reinstalling it with the belt. Vaccuumed my whole house last night.

  • Jeremy Moore
    Jeremy Moore Jun 02, 2011

    You mentioned you removed the roller and it was fine. Since I am not there to test it myself, I was going with what you mentioned. I am glad you fixed the problem.

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