Having problems with your Eureka Smartvac 4870 Bagged Upright Vacuum ?

In Carpet setting, the vacuum brush does not spin

\015 Hi...I have a Eureka ''The Boss' SmartVac, model 4870D. In the carpet setting, the brush is not moving therefore it is not picking up dirt when used over carpet. The suction appears to be fine. \015\012\015\012The floor setting works fine (as the brush does not spin anyways).\015

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I put 3 turns of electrical tape around the area of the beater bar that meets the vacuum belt. This solved the problem short of replacing the beater bar.
After repeated use the brush will become smooth where the belt loops around it and will no longer hold the belt as it spins.
\015\012Jury rig solution: wrap some double sided Scotch tape around the roller brush and then put the belt over that... this will give the belt something to grip as it spins the roller brush. When the tape wears out, just put some fresh tape on. I have done this for a couple years now with no problems.
\015\012I would imagine that roughing up the area on the roller with a file would also give the belt something to grip as well, but I haven't tried this myself.
\015\012I don't know of a permanent solution to the problem... I suspect they design the rollers to wear out so you have to keep replacing them every year.
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