Having problems with your Eureka Smartvac 4870 Bagged Upright Vacuum ?

Eureka model 4870 belt replacement

\015 I can't figure out how to get the belt on the motor shaft. I took the bottom of the vac off and i'm looking at a belt that I can't even get off to replace. How do I manipulate belt over shaft?\015

Answers :

- NO WAY AROUND THE END OF THE DRIVE SHAFT TO REMOVE DAMAGED BELT.\015\012\015\012
    \015\012
  • Following the belt replacement instructions in the manual, I removed the three screws, took off the base plate and removed the brush roll, slipping it out of the belt.
  • \015\012
  • Up and somewhat inside the plastic housing I could see the other end of belt going around the drive shaft.
  • \015\012
  • But the shaft had no gap around its end to allow removal or replacement of belts. It extended from the motor completely across the space and against the plastic housing.
  • \015\012
  • Yikes.
  • \015\012
  • I dismantled the housing until the end of the shaft was accessible and found that the problem wasn't the shaft moving out of position.
  • \015\012
  • The problem was that the bushing mounted on the end of the shaft for the belt to ride on had slipped over.
  • \015\012
  • Ah HAH.
  • \015\012
  • I applied some LokTite green threadlocking adhesive (though neither the shaft nor the bushing are threaded) to the shaft, slipped the bushing all the way onto it and put it all aside to set up.
  • \015\012
  • Finally I reassembled the machine with a new belt in place, plugged it in, crossed my fingers and hit the power switch.
  • \015\012
  • It worked like new! FIXT! And I had only one screw left over. It was a small one too, so I doubt if it was important...heh.
\015\012Does your machine have a slipped bushing? You may be able to fix it without taking it apart any more than for a normal belt replacement. Try using a rubber or plastic-tipped forceps or pliers move the bushing back into position. Be careful not to mar the metal as it will chew any new belt to bits in seconds. If you are able to move it, put on a few drops of LokTite, epoxy or some other adhesive to keep it in place. You may be able to avoid sending your vac to the shop for costly repairs.
There's nothing wrong with your motor. You are looking at the wrong spindle. One looks like a a half a spool of thread (chrome) and has no room around it for a belt. That's the wrong one. Look higher and you'll see another spindle a little wider than a pencil, probably marred with burned black rubber with about 1/2 inch of room for slipping the belt around it. It's hard to do, but you can make it easier using a screwdriver to poke it. Be careful not to cut the new belt with the screwdriver. Also be careful not to dislodge the little oddly shaped white felt thingies nearer the bigger spindle. They are the devil to get back in place. Be sure to remove all three screws from the cover when you begin so you can reposition the cover using the little "hooks" which go into slots. Otherwise the three holding screws will not be able to go all the way into their holes which makes the cover less secure. I had to figure this out through trial and error because the instructions on the vacuum cleaner were incomplete. Corporations don't hire engineers to help people fix their machines in the telephone. Often they are just quickly trained regular people with no experience. The assemblers did not make a mistake -- your motor did not slip out of place.
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 :

I'm using (or WAS using) a Eureka ''the boss'' model 8803. The belt broke, no biggie, so I replaced it with a Eureka model U belt, the problem is when I put the new belt on and turn on the vaccuum, the belt breaks again. I am also having trouble getting the brush roller to fit right when the belt is in place. I can't find any sharp edges that would cut the belt,nor can I find where any small bits may have broken. Anyone have a solution for me?


First, make sure you have the right belt, second, i am thinking that you are not lineing the roller up right, it will only fit one way. look at the ends of the roller and the grooves where it slides in, you should be able to see clearly how it goes. ... Vacuums

My 4870 K Boss is 2 years old. I have replaced belts & filters in the specified intervals. This last time I replaced the belt after a year, it shredded 3 of them on the outside edge of the belt in about 5 minutes of use. I ordered a new brush roller & heavy duty belt which I installed. It began shredding the belt in less than 5 minutes of use. What is your suggestion? Is this a known problem with this model? Eureka says no and is not standing behind it.


The only reason why it would be shredding the belt is if the pulleys were not lined up correctly. Check the allignement of the belt to make sure there is nothing kepping the pulleys from being in line. The other thing that it could be is if the rolle ... Vacuums

Replace the belt on a Eureka contour model 2900 upright vaccum. I just want to see a picture of the way it comes apart. It a almost new and just needs the belt replaced.


I have listed below a link to the owners manual for your model and a link where you can purchase the belt you need. Hope it helps you!Eureka Contour 2900 ... Vacuums

Snapping belt The belt broke in my Eureka maxima model 4700 I replaced it and the brush did not move, and the belt just snapped again. What might be causing this?


... Vacuums

Eureka model 4870 belt replacement


- NO WAY AROUND THE END OF THE DRIVE SHAFT TO REMOVE DAMAGED BELT.\015\012\015\012\015\012 Following the belt replacement instructions in the manual, I removed the three screws, took off the base ... Eureka Smartvac 4870 Bagged Upright Vacuum

What Model replacement belt do I need for the Eureka model 2961 BVZ?


Greetings,\015\012\015\012According to the Eureka Part diagram for your particular model vacuum, your vacuum uses Eureka Style U Belts. Eureka makes actually 2 different styles of U belts. \015\012\015\012The first style is ... Eureka 2961AVZ Bagless Upright Vacuum

Eureka model 4870 g2 belt replacement - Eureka Smartvac 4870 Bagged Upright Vacuum


... Eureka Smartvac 4870 Bagged Upright Vacuum

My Eureka The boss Smartvac Model #4870 roller brush won't turn even on the highest setting and the belt smells hot. we took the belt off. How can you tell if it needs replaced?


Just by what you explained I can tell that it needs to be replaced. The belt doesn't have to be broken to need replacing, if it is stretched and worn then it will slip on the motor shaft and not turn the brush roll and get hot. Here is a link to the ... Eureka Smartvac 4870 Bagged Upright Vacuum

Replacing Belt on Eureka Altima Model 2991


... Eureka Altima Upright Vacuum Model 2996AVS Vacuum

Eureka vacuum belt how do i replace on model #4688


How To Replace Brush Roll BeltNOTE: Turn off the switch and unplug the electrical cordbefore replacing belt. Belt pulleys can becomehot during normal use. To prevent injury, avoidtouching the motor shaft when checking the belt ... Vacuums

Lost manual on vacum need to replace belt - Eureka Altima Upright Vacuum Model 2996AVS Vacuum


Remove the bottom cover of the sweeper head, then remove the brush roller along with the belt if still there. Clean the brush end-bearings--the roller ends and the interior of the bushings. Then oil the bearings lightly with 3-1 oil or similar. Place ... Eureka Altima Upright Vacuum Model 2996AVS Vacuum

How do I replace a belt on my Eureka model 3276bvz Love Your Pets Vacuum?


... Vacuums

I NEED A REPLACEMENT BELT FOR MY EUREKA MODEL 3041


... Eureka 3041BZ Upright Vacuum

Belt replacement eureka model 4704a - Vacuums


... Vacuums

I want to replace the belt on an upright eureka vacuum model 4481, any ideas?


I just replaced the belt on my 4481. Very simple. Be sure unit is unplugged. Unlock handle and let it lay down. Remove two screws on plastic cover. I purchased my belt at target for 2.54. Part number anywhere is Eureka U. Remove the roller brush. Loo ... Eureka Whirlwind 4481 Upright Vacuum

Does the Eureka The Boss vaccum model 7642 have a replacement belt?


... Vacuums

I need to replace a belt on an Eureka Envirovac model 3041


Where do you put the belt on the eureka high performance energy saver eviro vac ... Eureka Altima Upright Vacuum Model 2996AVS Vacuum

Need to replace a vacuum belt on a eureka model 4377. I cannot figure out how to remove the bottom portion to get to it.


Here is a link to the manual and a link to the belt you need:Eureka 4377 Replacement Belt ... Eureka Altima Upright Vacuum Model 2996AVS Vacuum

Replace belt on eureka model #81295-2 - Vacuums


... Vacuums

Eureka Optima 431 Green Model - Can't find brushroll replacement


... Eureka 431A Optima Bagless Upright Vacuum

I have an old Hoover vacuum model # U5035-930. The belt broke and I tried replacing the belt myself. I couldn't stretch the belt to attach it to the motor pully. It was belt # 38525-027 M6. Which I got from the previous owner. I took it to a vacuum repair place and he replaced it with belt # 38528-027 J4. I cannot find this belt anywhere.


... Vacuums

How to changethe belt on a eureka model 3271 vacuum cleaner with no screws or tabs or anyway to get inside?


... Vacuums

Have eureka 9734 replaced belt, put back together,brush rotates well but vacuum is not picking up anything, no suction.


It sounds like the machine is clogged. Check the port behind the belt and any and all hoses for obstructions and remove. ... Vacuums

I have a Eureka 4870GZ. It turns on, but the brush roller doesn't move. The belt looks fine. I do have an extra belt and would try replacing the old belt, but I can't get the old one off the motor shaft or the new one on. I called Eureka customer service. The lady said there's supposed to be a small space between the motor shaft and the outside edge of the vacuum where I can slip the old belt off and the new one on. I don't see it. It looks like the motor shaft goes into a recessed place in the


Remove the top cover so that you can access to belt, You'll find 2 rows of 4 decorative holes on the top cover, In two of the holes you'll find the screws, Please use a flash light to see in that., Once the screws are removed, you'll be able to ... Eureka Vacuums

Belts I have a Hoover self-propelled windtunnel, purchased 6-04. It gets light use. I have replaced the v belt 3 times, once under warranty, and it must be replaced again. It appears to be in very good condition, but is stretched too big. When I purchased 2 v belts a year ago, one was already too stretched,but when my Dad took it back, the salesman put it on another model and said it was fine (Dad never mentioned this to me). Is there a way to adjust the vacuum to hold the belt tighter? Do t


It is the flat belt that gets stretched and should be replaced at least every 6 months. The V belt wears down so it won't it right in the brush roll V. Maybe the belt tensioner wheel has a problem, sometimes they get hook up and won't engage the V ... Vacuums
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.mictaservice.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.0878 seconds