Having problems with your Hoover Company Wind Tunnel U53019 Upright Vacuum ?

Belt slipping Belt slips off and rubs causing burning smell from the belt over heating. Of course this puts an indent into the belt and has to be replaced. How do I keep the belt from slipping off? I see no place for a belt adjustment. Which I know would eliminate the problem. Really aggravating to have to replace belt only after two uses.

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On the roller/brush where the belt sits if that is scarred up or grooved out that will cause the belt to slip if you can fix roller try but i suggest new roller
Get some belt dressing from an autoparts store. With gloves on and the belt cover off spray on the corner of a rag (or equivelant)and carefully turn the vacuume on for 3-4 seconds while holding sprayed area of rag on the drive surface of the belt avoiding getting your fingers or the rag caught in the drive rollers. Repeat for best results. This may help clean burnt rubber off belt and give fresh surface for better belt/motor pinion/brush reaquaintment. Did this to our Bissel Velocity Widepath. Had same problem. Great performance after belt dressing was applied. If that sounds too dangerous for ya, get a new belt and pretreat it prior to install. Be shure to remove burnt rubber from brush.
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