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I just replaced the belt on my Oreck XL by following the directions you posted in 2010. I even found a spare belt on the bottom! thank you so much for your excellent directions! Jacqueline


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I just replaced the belt on my Oreck XL by following the directions you posted in 2010. I even found a spare belt on the bottom! thank you so much for your excellent directions! Jacqueline


Thank you for using FixYa.\015\012\015\012It is nice to hear a success story as very few people post how useful the help has been.\015\012\015\012Thanks again\015\012\015\012Duncan ... Vacuums

My hoover upright u8172-900. The unit provides suction, but roller does not turn. I can hear the motor click on when it is supposed to. I took the cover off, and found no belt. Does this one operate without a belt, or is it possible the belt was totally obliterated? I saw no place to connect a belt, but I didn't want to do too much disassembly at this time.


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We have a Hoover upright vacuum cleaner, model Core 7. There is a switch that turns on and off the brush drive. This operates via a cam with a bearing putting pressure on the final drive belt to engage the brush head. My brush head is not turning and with the lever set to engage the drive there is still considerable slack in the final drive belt. There appears to be only a bearing deflecting the belt, should there be a pully or other device mounted on this bearing? There is so much slack a


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The belt on my Dyson DC14 will not turn. How much will you charge to change the belt.


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We lost our instructions to the Kirby Shampoo attachement and how to attach it to the main unit, the belt and how to use it. We need complete instructions and explanations on how to use this as we have tried and the belt does not attach to the main unit, the brush does not turn and the hops along the carpet and no water, etc. returns to the tray. Please help us with as simple and complete instructions as possible. THANK YOU VERY MUCH, LOUIE CAPLAN


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