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Hoover Self Propelled Wind Tunnel. Keeps throwing off drive belt. New belt. Starts up fine, as soon as you release and lower handle, belt comes off spindle


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Hi, it sounds as though that when you release the handle, I no this puts pressure on the brush or spindle, this is causing the belt to come off. You need to remove the roller brush and check it for any thing that may have rapped around it causing it to be out of balance. Check the areas where the roller sets in place for any dirt build up and clean it if there is. The roller is not turning evenly which will throw the belt if not in line properly. It could be that for some reason that the roller brush has become warped somewhat and this will also keep throwing the belt off. Check it over very good and look for those conditions I have said. If this continues, you will have to replace the roller brush. Also, check to see if the shaft of the motor that the belt rides on is straight and true. If the bearings are going in the motor and the shaft is not spinning true, this will also throw the belt. Replacing the motor may cost more then a new unit would. I doubt this is the problem, but do check it. Keep me posted on this and let me know what you find.
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