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My Eureka Altima vacuum the brush is not spinning. I took it apart and the belt is Not broke, but when I turn the vacuum on I can smell the motor overheating. I turned the machine off and unplugged it and then took it apart so I could see the underneath and plugged it back in and the belt still won't turn..can you help?


Hi, since you have detected the the smell of the overheating motor, then the motor is faulty which is why the belt is not turning. You should change th motor ASAP........... ... Eureka Altima Upright Vacuum Model 2996AVS Vacuum

I have a Eureka Boss Power Plus and the beater bar is rolling, the belt is turning, but after vacuuming up around the litter box (not a lot of litter), when I turn the vacuum off, the litter, or even household dirt, falls out. When I hold the vacuum back to turn it off so that it doesn't fall on the floor, it's sitting in the cubby where the wheels are. The bag is empty, the hose is not plugged, the hose is securely fitted on both ends of the unit. This vacuum was purchased in July and is being


Even though the brush is spinning, you probably need to replace the belt because it is s ... Eureka Vacuums

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

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

I have looked online for this vacuum but could not find it. The closest one is the Eureka 8803 but the p/n on mine says 79307. I have totally disassemble this vacuum. There are no clogs anywhere. Motor spins by turning shaft. Belt is new and turns brush. It still has absolutely no suction.


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Eureka vacuum belt won't turn - Eureka Vacuums


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There is no suction when the Eureka model 7685 is turned on. Is there an Air filter? If so, where is it located? The belt turns slowly when the vacuum is turned on. Is that normal?


No you vacuum tub is clogged. Shut off machine and remove hose where attachments go. Use a long handled kitchen appliance like a spaghetti stir to work the jam back and forth. You will be amazed at what comes out. Then remov ... Eureka 4874 Bagged Upright Vacuum

The belt on my used Eureka Boss 5857 upright slips off the end of the motor shaft every time the vacuum is used. When I turn the brush roll slowly by hand, the belt walks toward the end of the shaft. It looks like there was a plastic projection from the base that snapped off, and maybe that plastic piece used to block the belt from falling off. Do I need to try to reconstruct that plastic piece, or is something else wrong?


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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


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My eureka vacuum model 4341 has no suction. The belt still turns the beater bar and the power still turns on but there is no suction both underneath and when using the attachment.


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Smell/suction I have a Eureka Altima Model 2991 Type AVZ. I have suction when I use the power paw and attachments. I have all hoses clear. My brush is spinning and belt is not broken (I opened it up and checked), but I have no suction when I turn it on to vacuum my living room carpet. I also have a burning smell to go with it after about 30 seconds. I've never had a problem with this vacuum cleaner before.


Ours started smelling too, and it seems that the plastic end on the roller brush was melting. In process of finding rollerbrush for it now ... Eureka 2971AV EZ Kleen Bagless Upright Vacuum

For some reason, when I tried to put the floor vacuum attachment back on and vacuum the carpet, I realized that the belt was not engaging. the belt is in there and not broken, but it is not turning the beater brush. it is just hanging loose around the brush. When I turn the wheel to engage the brush, it picks the belt up, but when I attach the vacuum to the attachment, the brush is just not turning.


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My simplicity 7 series vacuum belt turns the agitator (beater brush) turns freely by hand when the vacuum is unplugged or off but when I turn the vacuum on the agitator does not spin even though the belt is moving. Could there be a worn out part at the agitator pin where it connects to the flywheel that the belt is connected to?


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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.


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The vacuum roller won't turn but the belt is fine Eureka Whirlwind Litespeed


The belt may look fine but it's probably stretched out. Rubber belts are usually good for about 1 year. The tension of the belt is what allows it to turn under the strain of the carpet. Make sure the brushroll spins freely when held out of the machin ... Eureka Whirlwind Litespeed 5840 Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

Eureka TRUE HEPA Whirlwind Bagless same problem seems...roller just stopped...took everything apart and turned it on just in time to see belt melt...I was able to get the end caps off both sides at first and now can't seem to get the one side. Really love this vacuum! Don't want to have to part with it!


If you are able to remove one end cap, the brush roller shaft can be removed and the other bearing is exposed for examination and removal of the hair that probably is clogging it. After cleaning and reassembly the brush roller should rotate freely. C ... Eureka 2961AVZ Bagless Upright Vacuum

Replaced belt on eureka 4870 and switch will not turn the vacuum on.


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The rollerbrush on my Eureka Vacuum Cleaner still won't turn after replacing the belt.


Did you check the brush roll ends to make sure they turn freely. If one on the ends is froze up, then it can't turn. I assume you put on the right belt, a wrong can give you problems. ... Vacuums

Replaced belt but isn't tight to turn roller - Eureka Smartvac 4870 Bagged Upright Vacuum


Are you sure that you have the right replacement belt? Here is a link to the belt you should have and the manual:Eureka 4870 Belt ... Eureka Smartvac 4870 Bagged Upright Vacuum

I have an eureka power plus vacuum floor cleaner and i have no way of opening the botton to the brush to change my belt for the brush since the brush will not turn.


Look for two screws at the edge of the brush housing. You may see these ones on top. They will be black and recessed ... Eureka Altima Upright Vacuum Model 2996AVS Vacuum

Vac motor runs but belt wont turn - Eureka Power Plus 4703D Bagless Upright Vacuum


Its time to check and/or change your belt. to do this you want to remove the two screws on the top casing and remove the cover. There are detailed belt change instructions on a sticker under the top casing on how to remove the brush and b ... Eureka Power Plus 4703D Bagless 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' ... Eureka Smartvac 4870 Bagged Upright Vacuum

New Eureka vacuum cleaner belt keeps slipping off


You may have a bad brush roll, part #61250-1, or the base itself has a problem and isn't letting the brush roll sit straight so it can be in alignment. ... Vacuums

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


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Hoover WindTunnel S3765. The motor spins and the belt turns when I turn the brushes on, and the brushes will spin. The problem is that when I do this on carpet, the brushes stop spinning. As soon as I pull the "head" off the carpet, the brushes spin again. It's almost as if the vacuum suction is too great. I took the head apart and watched the motor turn the metal spindle that the belt rests on, and the belt turns as well.


The belt is stretched and needs replacement.(Belt # 38528036) . The brush is not turning against resistance. ... Hoover Vacuums
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