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Changing a vaccum belt

How do you change the belt on a Dirt devil featherlite model m085540 manufactured in 2003?

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    where do i get the belt

  • Anonymous Sep 17, 2008

    The vacuum runs but the brush isn't turning. Is that the belt?



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Most of the Dirt Devils, turn the vac. over, remove the bottom plate, then you can get to the belt and brush roll. If the bottom plate doesn't come off, then from the top, there will be 2 or 3 screws to remove, then the top cover comes off to reveal the belt and brush roll.

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Here's step by step instructions for you on how to replace the belt on your Dirt Devil M088520 Featherlite.

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I really hope that this was helpful to you. If you'd like to download the manual for your vacuum cleaner where I got this information, please see the link below where you may download. If you found this helpful, please be so kind and rate my repair helpful, or leave feedback for me. This is really appreciated by Fixya users.

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