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I have a Eureka 4870GZ. It turns on, but the brush roller doesn't move. The belt looks fine. I do have an extra belt and would try replacing the old belt, but I can't get the old one off the motor shaft or the new one on. I called Eureka customer service. The lady said there's supposed to be a small space between the motor shaft and the outside edge of the vacuum where I can slip the old belt off and the new one on. I don't see it. It looks like the motor shaft goes into a recessed place in the housing. Can you help me?

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  • Ina Fix Nov 12, 2008

    CoolGuy's URL did not help me. I can't remove the belt from the motor shaft. The end of the shaft is recessed into the casing.

  • Ina Fix Nov 12, 2008

    I followed the directions in the manual and took off the baseplate and the brush roller. The manual says to remove the belt but doesn't say how to get it off. There is no guard. There's just the housing. I don't know how to get it off, and I doubt that I should have to do that just to change a belt.

  • Ina Fix Nov 12, 2008

    Thanks for all of the ideas, but done worked. The last suggestion about removing the screws near the decorative holes did not allow me to remove the top cover. It allowed me to remove only the plate over the light bulb.I called the Eureka customer service again and spoke to a different representative. Apparently, Eureka has decided that my vacuum is defective. Since the nearest Eureka repair service is over 100 miles from my home, Eureka is going to send me a new vacuum.


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Remove the top cover so that you can access to belt, You'll find 2 rows of 4 decorative holes on the top cover, In two of the holes you'll find the screws, Please use a flash light to see in that., Once the screws are removed, you'll be able to take out the top cover. Pull the belt so that it should rotate the shaft and look for small space in between from where you can take off the old belt and new belt on. remove the agitator from its drive shaft, put new belt in, put the agitator back into place.

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You will have to undo the top cover, from where you can access the area to change the belt. There are a lot of holes there once you open the cover, but you should be able to locate 2 or 3 (I'm not too sure), that hold the top in place. These may be a bit hard to find, but once done, you can remove the top cover and change the belt.

Hope that helps!

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It can only be activated in the upright/locked position (this is not specified in the directions, but appears to be true). , the negative reviewers point out quite correctly that
Moreover, the device comes with an extra belt-that the belt life is probably short and replacement in the short term is going to be inevitable.

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    mohammed marika thambi Nov 12, 2008

    he handle release (pedal you step on) and brush roll on/off switch are
    a little stiff at first. In particular, the brush on/off switch may be
    difficult to operate for someone that has limited strength in their
    hands or a condition that makes it physicaly difficult to manipulate
    objects like this. [Dyson has a step-on latch that easily releases the
    vacuum from upright to vacuum position and a push-button to turn the
    brush on/off.]




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    mohammed marika thambi Nov 14, 2008

    cool



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I found a solution in fixya. Lemme know if this works ...
I have an Eureka Whirlwind 5190.

Access to the belt is done by removing the top cover (not the bottom plate). On the top cover, there are two rows of decorative holes, 4 holes per row. Hidden in two of those holes are two screws, that once removed, will allow the top cover to come off.

The belt can then be replaced: remove the agitator from its drive shaft, put new belt in, put the agitator back into place.

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The wheels rotating the shaft are damaged tooth (grip) that’s why your brush roller can’t able to moved.
Thank you for using FixYa.

 

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    futureloginn Nov 12, 2008

    The wheels where you put the new belt are old (cause play between rubber and shaft) so, you need to replace the wheel where you put the new rubber)


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You may have to take part of the vacuume apart or therer is a removable guard

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Hi,

Please click on the below link.You will see step by step explanation:

http://www.bobvila.com/HowTo_Library/Fixing_Vacuum_Cleaners-Central_Vacuum-F2190.html

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