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Carpet height selector doesn't work.

The Eureka Boss has a clear housing for the beater brush and no matter how high I adjust the carpet selector, the brush always stops rolling when it hits the carpet.

I keep having to tilt the vac bac to get any kind of beating action out the brush. I'm sure I could up the housing with any trouble, but I'd like to know what I'm looking for.

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  • Anonymous Dec 13, 2008

    I'm not sure it is just the belt. I was having the same problem a few weeks ago, changed the belt, and it is still a problem. I was looking at the height adjuster mechanism on my Eureka Boss bag vacuum, and it seems that maybe the wheels don't get adjusted as far as they used too - there is a toothed plastic thing that controls the hight, it looks a bit worn. I'm putting some epoxy on the nub that interfaces with it in the hope the the extra material will simply make up for the lost material? (It used to work great, it's about 6 years old.)

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You have a bad belt. It may not be broke but it's so loose that it isn't turning the brush roller when a little resistance is applied to it. That belt is cheap and it's routine maintenance to change it about every 6 months. You will notice a big difference when you put a new one on.

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