Having problems with your Eureka 2961AVZ Bagless Upright Vacuum ?

No action Hi: My brush roll won't budge. After we cleaned out all the hoses and replaced a badly worn belt (burned?) when I turn it on the smell of burning rubber and smoke has continued. What hurts is that I don't think I've used the vacuum a total of 10 times ... and I had such high hopes. Ideas?


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I had the same problem with the belt breaking and the roller not spinning. I read about giving the roller a couple of revolutions to seat the belt, so I put another new belt on. It still didn't spin. I realized it was the end cap that was not spinning so I took off the roller and gently pried off the end cap and there was an enormous amount of thread spun around inside of the small area. I had to keep digging it out with tweezers. Quite unbelievable. I also found that when it spits out instead of sucking up, it needs to be cleaned. Check all areas, especially the part that is round that you have to twist open. (Inside, behind the foam filter and UP).
Once you put the new belt on spin the brush two full revolutions to seat the belt....OH and make sure there isn't any hair on the brush as it can lead to my problem...broke the end offf the brush
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