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Change belt hoover upright vacuum - Hoover Vacuums

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  • mtnsun1018 Oct 20, 2008

    Thanks but I figured it out! There are NO screws, which is why I was confused...

    On the model I have - an older Legacy Elite - you have to pry up the top housing on the side above the belt to get at the belt. This is after you take off the cover on the bottom allowing access to the belt and brush roller - using a screwdriver in the slots to push the release tabs, as shown. It's a bit awkward to get the belt on, but it did work.

    It took me a bit to figure out that it would go easier if I put the belt on the brush roller first, then stretched it back to the motor shaft - instead of the other way.

    Sometimes it takes us blondes a few tries to figure things out! SMILE


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Take out the screws on bottom where the brush is pull out brush assembly and look for a broken belt

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