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Location of belt

Can't find how to get to and replace belt on eureka whirwind model #4388

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There are two Phillips head screws on the cover over the power head. This is the cover that fits around the carpet height adjustment knob. You will notice there are four oval shaped holes on each side of the cover and the crews are in the ones closest to the vacuum handle. The screws are black and may be dust covered and therefore hard to see, but this is all that holds the cover on. When you take these out the cover will lift easily off. Once you do this the motor, belt, and brush assembly are accessible. I purchased a bag of two belts at the local ACE hardware. I recommend cleaning the brush while it is out. Also be sure the bearings on each end of the brush assembly turn freely as hair can work into these and cause them to bind. I hope this helps. lysager@gmail.com

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How to replace eureka model 4388 belt


Hi, it's Allie from Crucial Vacuum!

Changing the belts in your unit is easier than you think. To do so, you will need a phillips head screwdriver. First, start by unplugging your vacuum as a safety measurement. Using the lever in the bottom of your unit, recline your upright until it lays flat. Unscrew all 4 screws from the floor base cover and remove the cover to expose the roller brush and belts of your unit.

Carefully, remove the roller brush by using your hands, make sure to hold on to the side of the roller brush that has the belt so it does not pop out and hit you. Once the roller brush is removed, gently take the belt off the metal spool, and replace with the new belt.

We have a very helpful tutorial in our webpage that can assist you in replacing the belts on your unit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFcjzuplX_o

You can purchase direct your replacement belts from Crucial Vacuum with free shipping and an exclusive 10% coupon for Fixya.com readers, use code: FIXYA10

http://www.crucialvacuum.com/eureka-style-u-belt-2pk.html

I hope this was helpful. If you would like further assistance, please feel free to give us a call at 877.750.9239. We have helpful and friendly customer care representatives on the line ready to assist you.



Alejandra (Allie) Sepulveda-Rivera
Crucial Vacuum Customer Care
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What size belt does a eureka whirlwind take


Hi,

Your Eureka Whirlwind 4388 takes Eureka Style "U" Belts, Part number 54312.

Here's a direct link back to that belt on our website if you need to purchase one:
http://www.govacuum.com/1541.html

Feel free to ask further questions by using the comment field on the repair page.

Thanks,

Chris J.
GoVacuum.com

Apr 26, 2010 | Eureka Whirlwind 4388 Bagless Upright...

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What belt do I purchase for eureka whirlwind litespeed


Hello,

If you have the exact model Eureka that this repair was listed under, model 4388 then please find a link to the belt you need below. If you'd like to verify the model number, please check the back or the bottom of the vacuum for a sticker that also will contain the serial number, and look for the word Model Number. If you don't have the 4388, please just add a comment with the model you have and I'll be more then happy to verify these two models take the same belt, or give you a link to the belt that goes to your model if they are different.

Here's a link to the exact belt called for on the model 4388:
Eureka Extended Life Style U Belt, Part 61120

Here's step by step instructions on how to replace the belt:

How To Replace Brush Roll Belt
NOTE: Turn off the switch and unplug the electrical cord
before replacing belt. Belt pulleys can become
hot during normal use. To prevent injury, avoid
touching the motor pulley when checking the belt.


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1. Lower handle to floor to change belt.
2. Loosen, but do not remove, two screws to release hood.
Lift hood to remove.


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3. Lift left end of brush roll.
4. Remove and discard belt.


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5. Place new belt around motor pulley.


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6. Place belt around brush roll pulley.
7. Align left end cap with square in base. Push
end cap into place; see left side view.


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8. Pull right side of brush roll to stretch belt.
Secure right end cap into base.


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9. Rotate brush roll to seat belt.
10. Replace the hood. Make sure hood front is
behind furniture guard. Hood should seat
onto self-locating screw tabs.
11. Tighten screws.


I hope this information was helpful to you in changing the belt. If you have any questions about how to change this belt, please just add a comment here on the repair page of Fixya, and I'll be happy to answer any follow up questions you might have. If you found this helpful, please be so kind and rate my repair helpful and / or leave feedback for me.

Thanks so much,

Chris Jones
GoVacuum.com

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HOW TO REPLACE BELTS


Here is a link to the belts you need and a manual you can view which has instructions:

Eureka 4388 Belts

Owner's Guide (1,068K download)

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The dirt cup clip broke and can't find the part!! Eureka whirlwind lite model#4388


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Belt location


If you torn the macine over, at the bottom of the sweeper you will see the belt on on side. You have to take the bottom part apart and remove the brushes to replace the belt. I hope this helps.

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