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Eureka Boss belt keeps breaking

I keep replacing the belt and it last about 2 weeks and breaks

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  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2009

    I second that!

  • Emlin May 09, 2009

    Yes. The belt on the Eureka Boss Smartvac Upright 4870 breaks repeatedly. Mine was under warranty, and it was only a few months old, so I exchanged it for a new one (same brand and model). It does the same thing. And it's hard to change the belt.
    I'm going to call Eureka and see what I can do about it. Check back.



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SOURCE: the belt on my oreck xl keep breaking

the brush roller is siezing up on you.try to take the brush roller out and clean it real good .pull the ends off and clean them to things get caught up and wrapped around them and keep them from turning.before you put the new belt on clean the motor shaft .usually when a belt breaks it leaves burnt rubber on the shaft .if you don't clean it the new belt won't last long.please leave feedback.i hope i was some help to you...pete

Posted on May 04, 2009

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SOURCE: My Eureka Boss vacuum belt keeps breaking

I have been searching the machine for something which could be rubbing against the belt to cause it to fray and break as often as it does. So far, I haven't found anything. I have heard that the belts, called ribbon belts, are terrible! I find that the belts break faster when I use the hose. I haven't found a way to make a belt last longer.

Posted on Jul 10, 2009

Sparchitech
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SOURCE: I have a eureka power paw that keeps breaking

Make sure the roller and turbine bushings are clear of obstructions (hair, etc) and spin without excess resistance. As for a lack of barrier or belt guide, make sure that the bushing blocks on either end of the roller (and turbine, but most importantly the roller) are installed identical to each other (otherwise the roller may be in on an angle causing the belt to mis-track). Possibly a part may be missing or improperly installed, but not likely. What's important to remember is Eureka (Electrolux Homecare Products) designed the Power Paw as a cheap, quick source of income to add onto their uprights to cash into the ever-lucrative market of pet owners dealing with pet hair. Like their upright vacuums, Eureka/lux know extremely well the importance of designing their product with a very FINITE life-expectancy, and hence expecting this product to be anything of a long-term or durable solution is evidence only of you having been mislead by marketing. Of all the turbine-driven tools in use today, this one is the most inexpensive, disposable I've had the pleasure of working with. I got one free when they hit the scene. I took it back to work still in the package after seeing its track record evolve.

Long-term solution if you love these turbine-type tools? (and you should, they're great and solve major issues. I own several different ones and am very attached to them as attachments!). Go to a vacuum store and find a robust, long-life version of what these little things are trying to be. They're in a higher dollar-range, but so's a Power Paw if you start replacing it every few months. Ask for one made by Wessel-Werk. German engineering, been around for decades. The made-in-china knock-offs are better than the power paw, but if you're up for it, the actual tool made by Wessel is the benchmark by miles. The only thing possibly comparable in long-term quality and durability is called a RugRat by guys in our industry, and sold by Vacuflo and Kirby and such for decades and decades now. Most vacuum vendors should be able to hook you up. :)

Posted on Jul 12, 2009

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SOURCE: My Eureka Boss vacuum belt keeps breaking

How long hace you had your vacuum? THe belts on this vacuum are actually supposed to last a really long time. If the belts brake faster when your using the hose that impies your clutch which tightens and loosens your belt to keep the brush from spinning while the vacuum is upright couild be malfuntioning. If you post your serial number i can tell you if your still under manufacturers warranty.

Posted on Jul 23, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a eureka power paw that keeps breaking

My belt keeps breaking too, but worse is that I can't find out the size for replacing. Who knows the size I need for the Eureka Power Paw?

Posted on Aug 07, 2010

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