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Eureka The Boss Smart Vac, beater bar stops turning when you use it on carpet

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It is a simple fix that you need. Your belt needs to be replaced. After a period of time, the belt stretches to the point where it is still strong enough to spin the brush when you have the machine upside down to look at it, but when you put the machine down on the carpet the belt is too weak to turn the brush against the resistance of the carpet.

Most Eureka belt changes are simple to do and the belts are inexpensive.

Posted on Oct 24, 2008

  • angelicvicto Oct 01, 2010

    I did that and the brush still doesn't spin right on mine, the belt actually still seems a little lose, we replaced the bag and filters too. I have two dogs both german shephards, i need it to pick up their hair (which my dogs seem to have an endless amount of) am I using it wrong?

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SOURCE: I have a Eureka 'The Boss Smart Vac'. The beater

Yes, you need to replace the belt. You should actually change this belt every year. Here is a link to the belt you need and the manual which has instructions:

Eureka The Boss Smart Replacement Belts

Owner's Guide (3,666K download)

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