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Change Belt I've changed the belt 3 times and they keep snapping. THis time however, the brush won't turn

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Hair and debris works it's way under the end caps of the brush roll causing a restriction. If you can't clean the debris out and get the brush roll spinning greenly you may need to replace the brush roll.

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the beater bar probably needs to be removed & cleaned. the shaft & bearings get bound up with hair, string, etc.. with the belt off the bar, it should spin fairly easily. if it's hard to turn,(belt off) then it's bound up.

Posted on Jun 15, 2007

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SOURCE: HOw to change the Belt on a Vax VX1 Model

There is a brush reset button on the handle. Check to see if this has been pushed in. Also check to see that the brush slider has also been switched on. Usually belts are protected on this model but you should be able to remove the bottom sole plate where the base of the vacuum is (and beater bar). If the belt cover can't be removed then it has to be repaired professionally.

Posted on Mar 27, 2009

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SOURCE: how to change a drive belt

OK, here goes... NOTE - any use of the words LEFT and RIGHT assume that you are looking from the REAR of the machine. NOTE ALSO - the machine has two toothed belts, it makes sense to change both while you're at it. Incidentally, this is a job you shouldn't have to do very often - Sebo belts usually last at least 10 years.
STEP 1. Separate the base from the bag compartment: press the button at bottom front centre of bag compartment and lift bag compartment upwards away from base. Sometimes this is quite stiff and four hands would be useful, you can lever it from behind with something relatively soft (the plastic handle of a dishwash brush works well) but take care to lift vertically upwards, not sideways or you risk bending a metal lever that's hard to get back into shape again. Rest assured that once you've pressed that button there is nothing holding the two parts together other than friction!
STEP 2. Turn the base upside-down and undo the FOUR DEEPLY-RECESSED SCREWS. All the surface-mounted screws are irrelevant to this job.
STEP 3. Turn the complete base right-way up, release the foot pedal and move the vacuum tubes out of vertical. The top cover will then lift off. You will see there are two belts - the pulley device between the motor and the brush roller is the sensor that measures the drag on the brushes and operates the automatic height adjuster to maintain constant drag. To the right of that double pulley is the electronic circuit board - note that it has a sensor that locates within the pulley device, be careful not to damage it.
STEP 4. At the left end of the motor cover, the drive cog is concealed by a small cover. Lift this cover out vertically, noting how it locates in the frame for when you come to put it back. Next, although not essential, it helps to remove the metal lever because if it falls out when you're not looking you may later be uncertain about how to locate the small coil spring. So slide that lever out towards the motor, noting how the spring locates.
STEP 5. Undo the two screws holding the circuit board (take care the washers don't slip away). Then undo the four screws holding the double pulley. Once that's free, you'll be able to change the belts.
Re-assembly is simply the reverse of the above process.
If you need more help, just ask. Please remember to rate this response.

Posted on Oct 20, 2009

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SOURCE: My vacuum cleaner belt keeps burning up as soon as

CHECK ROLLER BRUSH PROBALLY HAS STRING WRAP UP AROUND THE ROLLER OR THE END BEARINGS ARE FROZEN IF SO SRAY WD40 IN BEARINGS TILL THEY FREE UP OR REPLACE ROLLER BRUSH

Posted on Nov 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Repalcement of belt on Hoover F7425-900 Steam Cleaner

To help out here the hood has 6 screws on the underside of the machine and 2 post snaps at the rear of the hood. They pop out when lifting the rear of the hood. The air motor is as described above, 2 on bottom and 2 on top. When removed the air motor again has 2 screws on the cover of the gear set and a couple clips which come loose readily when the screws are removed. This exposes the gear set. Remove the gears and free the air motor shaft. Clean, lubricate and reassemble. You should be good to go. The Air motor is the only weak link in the machine. The bearings seize due to exposure as moist air is pulled through the air motor to drive the gear set. Great idea! Hoover should have used a stainless drive gear and bearings or a plastic bearing that would hold up to the RPM of the motor. Regardless, as is it will be plagued with the problem for the life of the machine unless you upgrade. Hoover may have solved this for all I know. Hint: The motor will not create any torque until the suction tank is in place. Oh, and keep the screen clean. That is the motor intake.

Posted on Jan 27, 2010

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The belt may be broken or worn If your cleaner is not picking up fluff and hair from the carpet or has become heavy to push it is possible that the belt has snapped. This belt makes the sweeping brushes spin round underneath the cleaner and brush dirt into the path of the air suction. The brushes also give that 'groomed' look to your carpet by gently brushing the carpet fibre. If you pick up something sharp or debris gets jammed in the brushes then the belt may snap. Also over time your belt will stretch, so it's a good idea to change your belt once per year to ensure the cleaner picks up dirt effectively.

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Hi There,
Most likely 1 of 3 problems.
1. The belt is stretched and so is just slipping off
Solution change the belt
2. THe brush roller has siezed bearings so brush cant turn properly so belt is slipping off the shaft.
Solution - check see if roller turns easily by hand if not change the bearings.
3. THe motor has twisted in its body due to cracked housing or worn rubber seats.
Solution- Depending on your skill and age of vacuum replace the housing or the vacuum.

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I've posted the steps below, but I am also going to give you a link to the manual, as it includes pictures that might be helpful. Look for page 4.

http://www.eureka.com/service/manuals/81221.pdf

1) Use handle release to lower handle flat
onto floor (Fig. 1).
2) Remove 4 screws from brush roll cover.
(Fig. 2).
3) Lift off brush roll cover. (Fig. 3).
4) Remove brush roll and belt. Thread new
belt around motor shaft and brush roll
(Fig. 4).
5) Insert left end of brush roll first. Make
sure end cap fits into base. Pull right
side of brush roll to stretch belt and
insert right end cap into base (Fig. 5).
Make sure it slides into position.
6) Rotate brush roll 2 turns to center belt.
7) Replace brush roll cover (Fig. 3).
8) Replace 4 screws (Fig. 6).

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Feed belt through the hole, and return brush to position.
Ensure the brush ends are located in the slots correctly.
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1. Turn vacuum over so base of powerhead is facing up.
2. Remove the two screws near the roller.
3. Release the two hooks over the brush by pushing outward.
4. Gently lift and remove the plate.
5. Lift and remove brush roller.
6. Remove belt.
7. Place belt over roller in the area with no bristles.
8. Insert brush back into holder and loop belt over motor shaft.
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11. Flip down to secure hooks.
12. Press down on plate to secure it.
13. Replace screws.
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Getting the sole plate back on correctly and the beater brush in the correct slot should help. The clucth is engaging and keeping the motor from overheating is the noise you are hearing.

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A belt will slip off because it is stretched, or the brush bearings are worn, or the motor drive shaft is misaligned.
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