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New belt now harder to push than before

I recently replaced my bag and belt on the vacuum cleaner but after i put the new belt on, it immediately burned in half. After that i put the old belt back on since it looked ok still, now its way harder to push across the carpet. I never had that problem before, i must have taken it apart and put it back together 5 times afterwards trying to figure out the problem. I'm frustrated that it worked perfect before now it doesnt

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The new belt already snapped is what it sounds like try taking it into guarantee vacuum and sewing center

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Its an inherent problem with any Dynammite model = the fact that the motor is at the front means that it is extremely noisy.

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SOURCE: Vacuum motor shaft too hot

Check the brush roll ends, will they turn easily or is one frozen. If so, you need to replace the brush roll. If the motor turns on, it and the belt are trying to turn the brush roll and can't. Also check the ends where the brush roll sits in and make sure it hasn't overheated and melted., If it did you will have to replave the base.

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SOURCE: Dirt Devil Reaction Vacuum belt replacement

The manual is confusing - I had the same problem. Make sure you put the belt around the smaller motor axle, not the lever arm attached to the on/off foot switch. It's a bit counter-intuitive, but that was my problem with this. Jeff

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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SOURCE: Dirt Devil Jaguar Bagless Upright Burning Smell

take the belt off again you will see burnt rubber from the old belt stuck to the motor shaft.you can take a fine piece of emery cloth and clean the shaft down to its polished finish.always good to do this after each belt.check the brush roller and see if there are any signsd of plastic melted.make sure it turns freely if not the brush roller might be siezing uo on youhave you cleaned the hepa filter?does it smell like wires burning or rubber.with it unlugged take it apart to the motor and take a fine iece of emery cloth and go over the motor armature .then try it again.you can take all the filters out and run it without the filters.that will help you narrow it down.please leave feedback

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I called Dirt Devil and they said return it!

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