Having problems with your Eureka Whirlwind LiteSpeed 5843 Upright Vacuum ?

Eureka 5843 belt keeps slipping off of drive spindle.

\015 The belt drive spindle and the brush roller are not in alignment correctly as there was a burning smell off and on for a few uses. Then the belt slipped off completely. I pulled the cover to get to the belt and noticed a gouge in the belt and that there was some melted plastic near the brush side of the drive spindle. It looks like there may have been some type of rub guard or bumper possibly that fit in the plastic depression which is at the end of the drive spindle - can't find a parts guide for the vacuum. Anyway something allowed the belt to rub against the plastic and melt it and now the belt will not stay on. I even purchased another brush roller to see if it would help keep the belt in alignment - did not work. Is there some type of adjustment that can be made to the drive spindle? If not I will have to go get another vacuum.\015

Answers :

Tough one. Typically the only 2 things that the belt contacts is the motor drive spindle and the brush roller. Anything else would only be there to protect the belt from debris. Can you turn the brush by hand and see why the belt is coming off? Is the spindle wobbly? If so, you may need another motor as I don't think it is easy to get parts for the motor. Hope this helps and good luck!
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