Having problems with your Eureka Smartvac 4870 Bagged Upright Vacuum ?
Brush roll belt stops turning when in position to vacuum. Does turn when vacuum is turned onto side. Belt is in tact, brush roll is fine. What's going on?
I think I know what the problem is with your machine. It's a rather lengthy repair, and I'll be happy to photograph it for you (like I do on most of my Fixya answers), but I'd like to know before doing all of that if you still need help, or if you've already fixed it.
VacuumRepair, can you describe what you think the nature of the problem might be without going to all the trouble immediately of photographing the repair? My Eureka 4870 has similar symptoms to those described. The brush stops very easily even at the highest height adjustment when it comes into contact with the carpet. I replaced the belt hoping that would help, but it doesn't seem to have done so. The brush control lever does seem to work correctly, and the motor seems to work well: lots of suction, and the motor shaft seems to rotate at high velocity. I still wonder if the belt's slipping too easily, and if the idler pulley isn't pressing firmly enough on the belt. Honestly, my wife's so frustrated with the brush stopping on this vacuum (and has never been happy with its edge cleaning) that we're looking to buy a new one.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Eureka Smartvac 4870 Bagged Upright Vacuum
Tips for a great answer:- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.
Suggested Questions/Answers :
Brush roll belt stops turning when in position to vacuum. Does turn when vacuum is turned onto side. Belt is in tact, brush roll is fine. What's going on?
I think I know what the problem is with your machine. It's a rather lengthy repair, and I'll be happy to photograph it for you (like I do on most of my Fixya answers), but I'd like to know before doing all of that if you still need help, or if you' ... Eureka Smartvac 4870 Bagged Upright Vacuum
I have a windtunnel vacuum that the brush rolls fine when it is upside down but when I turn it right side up it will not go hardly at all and starts to smell hot.
Replace the belt they wear manufacture reccomends replacement of the belt every 90 days ... Vacuums
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
I have a Eureka 4800 series the Boss upright with a bag and Hepa filter. I love it! I was just vacuuming with the hose part and all was well and then suddenly the lower brush came on and a "burning" smell followed. Thought it was the belt so my husband was going to put on the new belt which I had on hand! When he turned it over, the "bar" that holds the belt looks as though it "shot through" the plastic side of the housing on the vacuum. There is melted plastic on the outside of the vacuum and o
I had the same problem. Take out the old belt if possible. Remove the 4 screws inside the filter and the 3 on the front of that housing. pull out the foam around the motor. carefully pull out the suction tube that is press fit against the motor. ... Eureka 4874 Bagged Upright Vacuum
Bad Motor I have purchased two of the Kenmore direct drive beltless systems with Progressive systems. The first died after a year, the vacuum motor start making a grinding noies. I pulled the side HEPA filter and could see a fine coating of graphite like dust. Took it to a vacuum repair shop. They said the brushes were going and thus the motor was shot. I liked the vacuum and bought a second, 1 year later the motor is making a slight noise that and removing the HEPA filter I find a slight metall
That dust is from the carbon brushes on the motor. You may need to check them, and also clean out the motor compartment. A slight noise could be a motor bearing starting to go. Does the smell like rubber or electrical. If rubber, then the belt h ... Vacuums
My Dyson Animal has good suction and works fine for actually picking up dirt, but when I use the vacuum with the roller, I hear a grinding/rumbling noise. Its only when I use the vacuum with the brush rotating. It does not happen hen I shut the roller brush off. The belt is fine. I cannot figure out what is wrong as there are no clogs, debris, or foreign objects stuck in the brush or in the belt. The noise seems to be the only issue. The vacuum picks up fine. It just doesn't sound right a
Trace the path of the suction into the tank and see if there is anything loose or ingested.\015\012Also, remove the brush and clean as best you can. Perhaps there is something caught in it. Lubricate where it makes sense with some WD40. ... Dyson DC07 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
I took the cover off the brush so I could cut off all the hair that was wrapped around it (vacuum was working fine, I just noticed the hair). I pulled the brush/spinner thing off one side, cleaned everything, popped it back in where it belonged, and tried to make sure the belt was in the proper alignment. However, when I turned the vacuum on, it makes a horrible noise like I'm sucking up rocks. What have I done wrong in putting it back together? It seemed simple...
The ends of the brush roller have to go in in a certain position.each end has a different look.make sure the match up to the seats on the roller guides and make sure the belt is centered.the belt will center itself by turning the roller by hand in on ... Dyson DC14 All floors Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
Most Vacuums has the belt in the middle of the rotating brush. This one has it on the left side and doesn't go around the brush. Mindboggling !
The belt runs from the metal motor pulley straight to the brush roll. To change the belt you remove the bottom plate, pull the roller straight up, then you put the belt on the metal pulley and then on the roller and you push it back into place. ... Sharp Twin Energy EC-TU4606 Bagged Upright Vacuum
I have a Filter Queen Majestic 360 and am having problems with the powerhead. There is a loud rattling noise in the powerhead, especially when I vacuum thicker carpet. I have replaced the motor, roller brush, and belt, but the rattling remains. It sounds like it is coming from the roller brush area,and when I turn the powerhead over, it rolls free and sounds fine. Any thoughts?
Hi there, as per your information i guess its a problem of power transformer. He can't supply the proper power in the motor & thats why the noise will come from the transformer. Thanks & waiting for your feedback. ... Filter Queen Majestic Canister Vacuum
My model 4870 Eureka type K Vacuum Cleaner won't turn back on after it started smoking. I turned it off, checked the belt and filters, and they seemed to be fine. The brush will turn so I don't think the motor is seized up. where do I go from here? Thanks for you help, David Andrews
... Eureka Smartvac 4870 Bagged Upright 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
My Bissell Model 3760-4 is not working properly. The belt has been replaced (and checked 3 times), but the brush bar does not move when the brush motor button is on. The little metal turning piece that turns the belt is turnable with one's finger when the belt is off, but when we put it all back together and turn on the vacuum, the brush bar does not go around and the burning belt smell returns. The portable part of the machine works properly. It's the brush bar. It has been cleared of hair, etc
... Bissell Lift-Off(R) Revolution(R) Turbo Upright Vacuum
We have the Bissell Lift off Revolution vacuum. The brush roll and belt are broken. The brush roll has seized up and no longer spins which caused the belt to burn out. How much is a replacement part cost? Debie [email protected]
You can get the belts for that model here: http://vacbelts.xps.convina.com/bissell-style-8-belt.htmThey are only 4.99 for a 2 pack. Plus they ... Vacuums
I have a windsor vsp 14, it is making a bad grinding noise, when I take the top blue piece off it stops, the brush works fine and when I put the top back on it grinds really loud and gets hot. it still vacuums and the belt and brush are working fine, can't figure it out. and when the lid is on I cant see what its grinding on. It only makes a grinding noise when you pull handle back and engade to vacuum flor and stops when you put it upright.
... Windsor VS14 Versamatic Bagged Upright Vacuum
I am trying to replace my vacuum belt and can not get the roller brush to fit back into the slot after I put the belt back onto one end of the roller brush. Am I reassembling the belt and roller brush the right way?
If its a hoover or bissell, one side of the brushroll is slotted and slides. if its a eureka the hexagon end caps must be properly aligned, they go in at an angle. if its none of these provide me with the make and model # and i will give you a detail ... Vacuums
Now that I just fixed my Lux Legacy canister vacuum, I need help on my other Electrolux Regency Series upright! The vacuum works fine but the rotating brush does not work and the brush motor does not turn on. Tried cleaning the brush and hitting hte reset button to no avail. This upright has a triple setting switch and I checked the each of the wires seem to be attached. Tried rotating the brush by hand and it would not budge. Was going to "encourage" the brush to turn with a set of articula
There are a couple rectangular holes on the bottom of the power nozzle, beside the wheels. These have tabs in them that need released with a standard screwdriver. \015\012 ... Vacuums
I have a problem with my model 6585-3 bissell upright powerforce bagless turbo with turbo brush vacuum The brush has quit spinning upon removal i noticed that one side of the brush was free to spin the other side that has the rectangular piece to help hold into place seems to be locked up and will not spin is it corroded or have i lost a piece that joins with it that allows it to spin freely belts are good and motor is turning brush will not budge
Hoover Windtunnel U5750-900 Agitator brush is weak. It turns fine if I tilt the vacuum back, but it slows to almost 1/4 speed when it touches carpet, even on the highest carpet setting. I've replaced the agitator belt twice. The brush used to turn powerfully even on the lowest (Hard Floor) setting. Ideas? I should probably lube the agitator brush ball bearings, and re-check the belt, but, other than that, I'm stumped.
... Hoover U5750-900 WindTunnel Bagless Upright Vacuum
Last night as I was vacuuming, I noticed that the belt stop indicator light was on. I pulled out the hair that had gotten tangled around the brush in hopes of solving the problem. It didn't change things. I then unscrewed the entire bottom piece to take out the brush roller. I removed hair from the end piece of the brush roller and reattached the belt; however, I cannot figure out where the microchip is supposed to go so that I can reassemble the base piece by screwing it back together. It seems
Not sure what you mean when you refer to a "microchip" but maybe it is a sensor that works with the belt.\015\012Anyway, if you Google the make and model number of your vacuum you can probably get an exploded view or owners manual that might indicate ... Vacuums
My hoover savvy vacuum cleaner brush will not turn but the belt is fine. i was vacuuming and smelled a burned odor and thought the belt, but not. what's wrong
It could be the motor on it`s way out ... Hoover U8145-900 Savvy Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
In my (almost new) Dyson DC31 Animal the rolling brush tends to stop like the bearing was kind of difficult to turn. I opened the side carter and removed the little belt. Without the belt the engine runs regularly. I cleaned the little knots of hairs trapped in the bearing but still the brush runs for a while then stops, tries for a bit then stops again. I even tryed putting a bit of synthetic lubricant with apparently no result. Could it be a defective bearing? Thanks for your help.
... Dyson DC31 Animal Bagless Handheld Cyclonic Vacuum
I have a Bissell Powersteamer Pro Deluxe, Model 8804 shampooer. I got this bright idea to take the brush off as it was full of hair and debree. Upon putting it back on it appears I'm not getting the brush on properly. Does the belt go around the end with the grooves? Also do the grooves go on the right or left side? From my view point I am looking at the machine with it lying on it's back and I am sitting on the floor looking at the bottom of machine. Sure hope I haven't confused you too m
... Bissell 1697-7 Powersteamer Pro Deluxe Vacuum
Hoover Bagless Hello, My Hoover bag less (Model U5280-900) is not picking up dirt like it should. The brush roll is spinning fine, but the bristles on it are only about one quarter inch long. I am wondering how long they should be. The vacuum is quite a few years old. Do you think it is time to replace the brush roll. Could you email me at [email protected] about this topic. The product bar below did not contain my model no. The correct model no. is above in my message. Thanks
If the belt is more than six months old then change it even if it is not broken. then replace your filters if that doesnt work than check the hoses for a clog drop a marble down them and make sure it comes out. ... Hoover U5753-900 WindTunnel Bagless Upright Vacuum
We have a Bissell Revolution Lift-Off Turbo 3760-1 and the upright brush is not working/rolling. It only moves when pushing the vacuum. We checked the belt and it seems to be fine. The vacuum works fine as a hand-held. Any suggestions? Thanks!
These belts need to be changed every 6 months regardless of the way they look. ... Vacuums
Hi my proheat bissell 7901 stopped pumping water to the floor, but it pumps water from the hand hose. I read the manual and followed how to check belt and the flat belt on right side of shampooer is fine and I turned on and it turns and so do the brushes at the bottom of the machine. I was reading online and I guess there's two belts on this machine? where can I find the other belt to see if it needs replacing. I guess it's a ribbed belt? that is the water pump belt?
Just taken ours apart with the same problem... found it was caused by the 2 halves of the main casing coming apart in the area where the upright pedal release is. I found this to be due to the upper casing having broken in 2 places - the bottom of th ... Bissell 7901-1 ProHeat Scotchgard Upright Wet/Dry Vacuum