Need instructions on how to replace the belt on a hoover dirt finder model u5321-930
The belt broke on my hoover and I was able to take the bottom off of the vacum and remove the roller. NOw I need help replacing the belt. I have lost my manual and cannot seem to figure out how to put the new belt on. Please help me.
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You have to remove the roller to get to the belt' look at the face and bottom to find the screws that hold the plate that covers the roller. Take the plate off and look @ the roller, to see where the belt runs. then take the roller out, you should be able to see the pin shaft that comes from the motor,the belt goes around it and over the roller.Be patient putting it all back together,and don't over tighten the screws, they strip easily, Good luck!
In order to know the right belts to use for your Hoover cleaner, you would need to get either the model number of your unit or the part number of the belt. Hoover upright model number can be found either at the back or at the bottom of the unit while the part number can be found in the manual that came with your vacuum or you can do a quick search online. You may also contact Hoover (800) 944-9200 for further assistance.
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Most of the units have very similar belt replacement procedures. First unplug the vacuum. Then press the handle release lever and place the handle in the low position. Next remove the hood by turning the two slots either side of the hood with a coin. Rotate the hood towards the front of the unit and remove it. Then remove the agitator brush roll and the old belt. Discard the old belt.
With the lettering to the outside, slide the new belt over the motor pulley. (The old belt should have been on the pulley. If the belt broke and isn't in place, look for it on the right as you look at the front of the vacuum above the agitator brush roller's position.) Slide the agitator brush roller through the belt and place the belt in the belt guide on the roller. Grasp the agitator and put it into position. Fit it into the rectangular slot on the left. Then pull it into position on the right side of the vacuum. Check if the agitator and the belt turn freely and that the belt isn't pinched between the agitator and the bottom of the unit. Replace the hood by aligning the tabs with the slots on the base. Then turn the coin slots to secure the hood.
UNPLUG THE VACUM CLEANER FROM THE ELECTRICAL OUTLET!
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The plastic tabs on this machine can snap and break.
Be gentle and try not to break anything.
Remove the roller guard on the bottom using a screwdriver where indicated to pry the retaining tabs.
Remove the upper shell of the motor housing using the same method on its retaining tabs.
Slide the belt off the motor shaft.
Remove the roller being sure to keep track of which way it came out so you can replace it in the right direction.
Remove the belt from the roller.
This is a good time to clean out the dust and debris especially from the roller and the motor's air vents (for cooling the motor).
Place the new belt on the roller.
Install roller in the correct direction.
Pry the new belt over the motor shaft. This will take some muscle and guts to stretch it.
Replace upper shell housing.
Replace roller guard.
Be ready to shut off immediately in case there is a problem.
Plug in and test.
I'm not sure about a 3 month old vac, I'd probably go the warranty route. However, for the older vacs thy start getting false positives. The sensor is simply a microphone hooked to a computer chip detecting sounds of dirt entering the bag.
To rig it to start working, you'll need to remove the tool accessory tray and elbow that enters the back of the vac, and attached to the bag. This will reveal the microphone at the elbow, and wire that runs into the bottom area of the vac. When on, a large amount of air comes from the bottom screw and area where the wires enter. My fix was to clean up the microphone contact points a little bit with a screwdriver, and then leave the vac running while putting in dampering in the hole at the bottom, and around the back of the elbow. Cotton balls and electrical tape at the bottom hole, and napkins around the outside of the elbow (wedged between the back of the vac assembly and elbow did the trick). The schematic for the vac is here: http<colon>//www<dot>vacsrus<dot>com/CartGenie/pg_U6485900<dot>asp Look for micrphone.
If you are refering to the roller underneath, the belt nees to be replaced. Simply remove 4 bottom screws and then the roller, Place new belt on roller and thenon motor shaft, pull belt with the roller to install in position and install bottom plate.