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Hoover WindTunnel Self-Propelled V Belt

\015 I replaced both belts and still the thin V-belt is loose??? Is there an adjustment that I am missing?\015\012\015\012Hoover Self-Propelled WindTunnel Bagged Vacuum U6441-940The v-belt started flapping / knocking against (very loud rat-a-tat-tat) something after I replaced the flat belt. My wife ran it that way ("It's loud, but it's picking up REALLY GOOD!") long enough for the v-belt to begin wearing a groove past (at the end of) the groove it's designed to run through on the bottom plate. I bought a new v-belt because the old one did have a crack in it and seemed loose (positive it's the correct part: Hoover Vacuum Belt #38528-034) and positioned it in the groove to the inside of the large (flat belt) pulley in back and in the groove on the brush roll. The new belt seems too loose, also. I can't find a diagram to compare, so I'm not sure if the v-belt is positioned correctly. The Owner's Manual is worthless for this.When I release the handle from upright, the v-belt is pulled (kind of) taut and seems to make contact on the outside (writing side) with the little plastic roller thing under the brush roller (adjusts up and down for carpet height - idler arm?). But it's not taut enough to keep it from slipping and flapping. The brush roller turns when the handle is released down, but the v-belt is whacking against something and continues to grind that new, extended groove. I tried pulling the v-belt around the outside of that pulley / roller thing that's under the brush roller and nothing would move at all when I turned it on. It was nearly impossible to remove, so I assume that was NOT the correct installation.I've had the thing apart so many times that I've stretched out the flat belt and will have to replace that again, too.\015

Answers :

I had this same problem with the V belt on my Hoover Vaccuum.\012
\012There are three (3) basic things that will cause the brush roll not to spin.\012
\0121. When handle is upright, brush roll is OFF.\0122. When switch is set for HARD surface, brush roll is OFF.\0123. Broken/worn FLAT belt or V Belt, brush roll will not spin.
\012
\012I noticed that the brush roll was not spinning when my vacuum was set for CARPET. After removing the cover I noticed that the V belt was loose, I thought the belt was worn so I purchased a correct replacement belt and installed it, but the new belt was also loose and when I turned the large flat belt pulley it did not turn the V belt pulley at the same time.\012
\012I double checked the surface setting and I had the vacuum switch set for carpet, but still when I released the handle out of the upright position the brush roll would still not spin.\012
\012My aggravation finally led me to this posting on FixYa's website.\012
\012The first thing I did was checked the screw to the left of the V belt as suggested by ejmjr5 and this did nothing to solve the problem or create more tension on the V belt, even when the upright handle was not in the upright position.\012
\012After playing around with the surface setting control switch/nob I notice that when I moved the switch out of the HARD surface setting and over to CARPET, I had thought that the switch was set for CARPET as it visually appeared, but I was not pushing the switch over hard enough to click it into the CARPET setting mode.\012
\012VOILA, the brush roll now spins correctly even though the V belt seams to be too loose for the pulley.\012
\012You really have to force the switch into the CARPET setting. Be sure that you hear the switch/nob click into place.\012
\012Now you can effectively clean up after that hangover of a party!\012
\012Burp!
When you released the end to slide the new belt on it allows the tension roller to slide into the wrong position. Remove the top so that you can see the roller, at the left side of the roller mechanism there is a screw, loosen it enough to allow the roller to return to the correct position.
\015\012good luck
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