Question about Hoover Tempo Widepath Upright Vacuum - Blue
My hoover Widepath tempo makes a loud vibrating sound. I viewed it in operation with the cage cover off and saw the belt vibrating and slapping the sides of the belt channel. Is the belt worn, or is the problem the agitator roller? The drive rod does not seem to wobble when the belt is off of it so I doubt that that is the problem, though I may be wrong.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
To help you in your efforts to change your belt here are some good resources. This is the manual for your vacuum. It explains how to change the belt:
Manual for HOOVER U5140-900 WIDEPATH TEMPO VAC
Here you can get replacement belts for your models:
Posted on Oct 20, 2009
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.
Posted on May 02, 2010
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SOURCE: Hoover Widepath Tempo - belt
Perhaps the belt is stretched. Replace it with Hoover belt # 38528-033. Remove the rug plate on the bottom ( 4 screws ), and remove the brushroll. Place the belt around the motor shaft first, then position it around the brush, and push the brush back into the housing. Expect resistance from the belt, as it must be stretched several inches. After the brush is in place, turn it with your fingers to be sure the belt is centered, and not pinched between the brush and the housing. After replacing the bottom plate the vacuum should be ready to use.
Posted on Feb 18, 2011
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