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For some reason, when I tried to put the floor vacuum attachment back on and vacuum the carpet, I realized that the belt was not engaging. the belt is in there and not broken, but it is not turning the beater brush. it is just hanging loose around the brush. When I turn the wheel to engage the brush, it picks the belt up, but when I attach the vacuum to the attachment, the brush is just not turning.


... Kirby Ultimate G Bagged Upright Vacuum

The brushes will not rotate on my hoover vacuum. the belts are in good shape, the motor is turning the vacuum motor, but the belt on the brushes seems loose. I ordered a replacement belt but still nothing. Their is a small "idler" but their dosent seem to be enough tension on the belt. Any ideas?


Did you order the correct size of belt? These are the belts you should have:Hoover Windtunnel Belts ... Hoover U6437-900 / U6439-900 Windtunnel Bagged Upright Vacuum

Brush Roll belt stops turning durring vacuuming on WindTunnel self-propelled, v belt is a little loose with handle down. Tensioning roll is engaged OK, but fully at the end of its travel. Replaced belts flat and v, but still stops turning even on high carpet setting when vacuuming. Carpet setting and height adjustment appears to be working OK, roll is clean and turns easily when out. Also turns easily until it engages the carpet. Self propel function works just fine.


... Hoover U6485900 Bagged Upright Vacuum

Is there a diagram/picture to help me visualize how to put cleaner belt back in vacuum? I was taking base of vacuum apart so I could get rid of hair that were wrapped on the roller. The cleaner belt came to loose and I could not figure how to fix it back. the model is eureka upright bagless series 430


Hi,Sorry to hear your belt fell out. Not good if you've never replaced a belt before...Here is a website where you can read a detailed description of how to change a belt: http://www.ehow.com/how_8034505_eureka-belt-replacemen ... Eureka 431A Optima Bagless Upright Vacuum

Trying to fix new belt to Hoover Turbo Power vacuum cleaner. Don't see how the belt becomes taut. Fitting it around the roller, there is nowhere to fit the belt to, it just sits loose.


I looked at the user instructions guide online and saw where the 'other end' of the belt should be fitted. It was extremely hard to fit but eventually managed it. Thanks for this solution site. I wouldn't hesitate to use it again. ... Hoover U5396-900 Turbo Power Vacuum

No spin Vacuum's brush does not spin on (low) carpet unless switched to "high" but then roller does not pick up hair on carpet. Belts are in good condition. Maybe belts are loose?


Http://geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=40485&thid=782631\015\012No spin\015\012Posted by erin_david on Jul 14, 2008\015\012Vacuum's brush does no ... Hoover U6437-900 / U6439-900 Windtunnel Bagged Upright Vacuum

My dyson turns on but when i push it to vacuum it makes this awful sound like something got sucked up and caught. i turn it off and turn it over and nothing is stuck. My husband even looked at it and he thinks it's the belt. The belt doesn't turn as loose. Please help.


If yours is one of the DC07 models that has a clutch (there's a knob you can turn, close to the front on the right side - right as you look from behind, that is). Sometimes this problem is cured by simply turning that knob from one extreme to the oth ... Dyson DC07 Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

Vacuum My vacuum is loosing it's suction power. I've checked the belt and it's in perfect shape...I've bought a new filter cup...I've checked for clogs and there aren't any...I've cleaned the entire machine...and I still can't find the source of the problem.


You checked the belt, but I bet it has stretched and won't drive the brush roll under load like it should. Belts only last a few months the stretch and should be replaced. Iff you have suction at the hose, then it has to be down below, either belt/ ... Eureka Whirlwind 4480 Upright Vacuum

My Panasonic model MC-V6830 works but no suction. I checked and belt was loose, but there is nothing to attach the back of the belt onto. Seems some screws or plastic pully part/parts are missing. What parts do I need to order to fix this vacuum?


... Panasonic Vacuums

The bar brush does not spin. I opened the vacuum head and the drive belt to the bar brush is loose. I don't see how you remove the slack from the belt.


You have to have it in the carpet setting in order to put pressure on the v-belt. there is no way to tighten up the v-belt, but i would try to replace the big flat belt. if you haven't changed this belt in over 6 months, i would change it. ( on avera ... Hoover U6437-900 / U6439-900 Windtunnel Bagged Upright Vacuum

I replaced the belts on my windtunnel vacuum u6439-900 cleaner..it works fine for a minute or so then it smells like burnt rubber and does not self propel. Does the v belt need to be taut or loose?


... Hoover Vacuums

Should vacuum belts be loose


... Vacuums

I have a Panasonic MCV7515 UPRIGHT VACUUM and need to remove the cowling that covers the brushes to clean the hair out of the bearings, but it isn't clear how that can be done without a crowbar or sledgehammer. Removing all the visible screws makes the hindmost part loose, but not the front half. Also, is there an easy way to replace the belt?


... Panasonic MC-V7515 Bagged Upright Vacuum

The beater bar on my Dyson won't turn. The vacuum runs and suctions but the bar won't turn and the belt is not broke. The beater bar did get a carpet fiber caught and wrapped around it which stopped the bar and I removed the bar to cut the fiber loose and replaced it and now it won't turn


The belt doesn't have to be broken to make the vacuum not work correctly. If the belt is stretched the vacuum won't operate the way it is supposed to. You can get replacement Dyson Belts here: ... Vacuums

I have a Euro-Pro Shark UV-204. The Vacuum turns on, motor sounds fine, and suction is as strong as ever. Still picks everything up in its path. However, the bristels on the bottom do not rotate around, the belt is not broken or loose. Is there something I'm missing?


... Euro-Pro Shark UV204SH Bagged Upright Vacuum

The tray keeps coming off the vacuum while I'm shampooing and does the belt need to be loose or tight


... Kirby Shampooer Shampoo Hose G3 Ultimate Diamond Vacuum

After vacuuming over a thick strand of loose carpert my brush roller will not turn on its own. The piece of carpet was removed easily and the belt is not broken. Your assistance would be helpful. Thanks


Make sure you can spin the brush by hand. The belt got hot and glazed when the carpet was stuck and will need replaced. ... Dyson DC17 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

The vacuum turns on but wont run smells like burning rubber I took the bottom off and the belts dont appear to be broken but the one connected to beater bar seems like it may be loose


Http://www.geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=0&thid=542493\015\012Generic problem for all Vacuums\015\012The vacuum turns on but\015\012Posted by mmetcalf on Apr 24 ... Vacuums

Motor is sparking and smells like burning rubber. When it first happened I thought the vacuum had something jamming the beater bar. That was the smell it had, like when the belt gets burned. But when we turned it over, it wasn't jamming. Took off the base plate and turned it on. The motor area is sparking and it makes a weird noise (I assume that is because the motor fails and restarts). I looked for loose wires, can't find any. I believe I need some sort of part replaced, maybe even a n


From sound and description most possible is motor is burnt up sparks usually mean metal on metal either bearing or bushings went on motor if u can jiggle the shaft thats bearing if u rotate the shaft by hand and feel and or hear rough grinding the br ... Oreck Vacuums

Brush does not turn because belt is loose - Hoover U6437-900 / U6439-900 Windtunnel Bagged Upright Vacuum


You need a new belt that isn't stretched. You can get a replacement here:Hoover Windtunnel Belts ... Hoover U6437-900 / U6439-900 Windtunnel Bagged Upright Vacuum

How loose can a v belt be? I have a burny smell after vacuuming.


IF YOU HAVE A BURNING SMELL THAT SELLS LIKE RUBBER THEN ITS TIME REPLACE THE BELT,MAKE SURE YOU CLEAN THE MOTOR SHAFT OF THE OLD RUBBER OTHERWISE THE NEW BELT WON'T LAST VERY LONG.YOU CAN USE A SMALL PIECE OF EMERY CLOTH TO CLEAN IT DOWN TO THE POLSH ... Vacuums

I have a DC14. About a wk ago it was making loud sound and bar stopped turning. i unclogged everything....now the suction works great. However, the bar still wont turn. The belt inside is still intact and isnt loose. Several solutions suggested resetting the "Red" button...i have searched the vacuum over and over. there is NO red or any other color reset button. The bar is set down perfectly in there, the cover plate is installed properly. What other problems could there be? Or do i just need to


... Dyson DC14 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

The original belt on my upright Kenmore Progressive broke and I replaced it with the spare that was in the vacuum. The vacuum and spare belt are about 10 years old. Then the spare broke after one vacuuming session and there was a burning smell coming from the vacuum. I ordered new belts and replaced it with the new belt. It seems to be working fine with no smell. I checked the belt after I vacuumed the family room and although it was in tact, the belt was very hot. Is that normal? Should t


The belt heats up due to the friction, as well as being in contact with the shaft of a hot motor. It is normal. ... Kenmore Progressive 35922 Bagged Upright Vacuum

V-belt flapping on Hoover Self-Propelled WindTunnel Bagged Vacuum


... Hoover U6441-940 WindTunnel Bagged Upright Vacuum

New Hoover belt nbr 385280-34 installed, belt still too loose.


There is no adjustment. As they wear they cut the groove in the roller deeper. Sure fix,and what Hoover will tell you to do is to replace the roller. If your like me though that isn't any good. so what I did was wind wax coated dental floss into the ... Hoover U6437-900 / U6439-900 Windtunnel Bagged Upright Vacuum
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