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Re: Trying to get bottom plate off Electrolux upright
Step 1: UNPLUG YOUR ELECTROLUX VACUUM CLEANER.
This is definately a belt change that can get expensive if you break
something. I do not like the idea of a regular person changing this
belt. I've seen people crack the housing the machine trying to gain
access to the roller area. Be careful or just bring it to a shop. These
belts last a long time anyway. This article will not work for newer
Electolux vacuums. Step
2: Place your vacuum cleaner so
that you have access to the bottom plate. Remove the screws and put
them to the side. Flip the vacuum back over and lay it down flat. Step 3:
Place a large screwdriver
between the wheel and the cover. Do this over both wheels. Now,
CAREFULLY pry the top off with a large screwdriver. You need to release
it from the bottom housing. Step 4: Look near the ends of the roller. The
roller will be secured in the vacuum housing with screws. You need to
remove this screws in order to remove the vacuum roller. If you're
roller resembles the one in the picture (the original roller probably
will), you can slide the belt pulley out to remove any debris in this
area. Use a scissor to remove any hair, string, and carpet fiber from
the roller. Make sure the roller is spinning freely. Step 5: Check the vacuum hose. Make sure it is
clear of any debris. Install a new vacuum belt by placing it over the
motor shaft first. Put the vacuum belt over the roller, and reinstall
the roller. Secure the roller back into place with the screws. Step 6:
Spin the vacuum cleaner roller a few times to assure that everything is ok. Reassemble your Electrolux Upright Vacuum. regards
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If it smells electrical, than you may need a new motor. If it smells more like burnt rubber, than you may have a brush or motor problem. To check you brush, take out the 5 screws that hold your bottom plate on the vacuum and remove the plate. Disengage the belt and see if the bearings at each end of the brush turn freely. If they do not, replace your brush. Also spin the motor shaft by hand and see if it turns freely. Hope this helps!
Yes, the Regency casings had a tendency to just "crumble" after many years of use for some reason so that exact casing is no longer available unless you find one online. If that's the case, you're best bet is to just replace yours with a rebuilt one . A lot less costly in the long run. Hope it helps!
should have smelt a rubber smell at the same time. The rubber belt probably melted in half. Just flip vacuum over so you can see the bottom. look for arrows pointing to clips or screws. Usually requires removing one panel and the brush. Buy new belt (look on vacuum for correct size or take make and model and name to the store). Just reinstall, replace brush and cover and screws and your all good.
Hello, W/D here. Since the brush will not spin, but the motor works, either the belt has come off of the motor shaft, the belt is worn past it's useful life, or the beater bar has seized. 1. Turn off the power (unplug). 2. Remove the bottom plate. With the plate off, use your finger to test the tension of the belt. It should be tight, and roll when you roll the beater bar by hand. 3. Remove the beater bar and belt. Inspect the beater bar, particularly by the bearings. Remove any twine, hair, etc. 4. Inspect the belt for abnormal wear. If there is any significant wear in the belt, replace it. 5. Reassembly is in the reverse order. Place the belt on the beater bar. While holding the beater bar close to it's position, place the belt on the motor shaft. Rotate the beater bar bearings to their proper position and install the beater bar. Replace the cover plate.
yes it could be that simple. sometimes the belt will wear and stretch. Generally I advise my customers to replace the belt once per year, or as soon as something gets caught to stop the brush from turning.
Your belt number should be on the model/serial plate on the bottom of the unit there. 38528-###. I am guessing its a 38528-033 but could be 38528-040. Your model/serial plate will be more accurate.
If it smells like burning rubber with white smoke its the belt make sure the brush spins freely. If its a electrical burning it will smell real bad you WILL be able to tell which then its a motor issue you can remove the bottom plate 5 phillips head screws opposite the motor youll see 1 screw remove it pry the duct out and look to see if there's anything stuck in the fan if not its the motor its self
http://geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=0&thid=783793 Generic problem for all Vacuums Beater bar Belt Removal from Upright Electrolux... Posted by wrenn on Jul 14, 2008 I am trying to change the belt on an Electrolux Model 1717 Upright Vacuum and I am having difficulty disassembling the vacuum to remove the beater bar and belt. Hello, I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. . Normally there are screws, clips or levers that would remove the bottom plate or if that does not work then the top cover will come off and that will expose the belt. Once that is off and the belt is exposed then cut off the old belt and then lift up the brushroll on the pulley end and install the new belt around the pulley end and re-install the brushroll. Then use a belt puller or a screwdriver with a bent right or left end to stretch the belt onto the motor pulley and then track the belt in a straight line and reverse you steps in the reinstall of the top cover or bottom plate. So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions. http://electrolux.com/Customer Service1-800-896-9756 Electrolux Home Care Products – North America P.O. Box 3900Peoria, IL61612 Thanks, Don the Vac Man Go Ahead. Use Us.