Having problems with your Eureka Smartvac 4870 Bagged Upright Vacuum ?
Brush roller not moving
\015 My vacuum is less than 2 months old. The brush is not circulating?? New belt?\015
I don't understand why Eureka doesnt go with a rubber belt. The belts\015\012are strong but stretch too easily. I had a similar fix. I painted the\015\012insude of the belt with contact cement. It has to dry at least over\015\012night. I didnt think it was going to work,but it works great. Maybe too\015\012great. I cant set the height low enough to stop the roller. I was going\015\012to do this ,then set it one notch higher.I vacuumed the floor and could\015\012smell the machine. I dont know what it was,I think it just got too hot.\015\012Anyway you need to increase the friction on the drive shaft in some way.
This problem has unfortunately plagued many owners of this vacuum including myself. I'm not an expert on vacuums, but through some experimentation I found a workable solution. You can first try a new belt, but that will unlikely solve the problem. For some reason the drive shaft becomes too slick for the belt and so the shaft will spin but it won't catch the belt. I wrapped a piece of electrical tape around the shaft for some added friction, and voila, everything started working again. Eventually, the electrical tape shredded a bit and fell off, but it left enough residue on the shaft to retain friction. I know this sounds like a real hack job, but if you've given up hope on everything else, or you can't return the vacuum, it's worth a shot.
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