I also replaced the belts and bar stil won't turn due to loose drive belt. There appears to be no adjustment to tighten the belt. I'm considering cutting the belt and putting it back together a little snuger or get an O ring and use as a belt
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Re: Beater Bar Belt loose and bar won't turn
Provided that the motor isn't loose, the belt should fit tightly. If you had reassembled the beater bar back in the vacuum improperly, the belt would be tighter, rather than looser. If you are sure that the motor isn't loose and the beater bar was reinstalled correctly, then either tha belt slipped back off the motor shaft, or they sold you the wrong replacement belt.
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It's likely that the belt is just slipping. Remove the bar and clean all hair, threads and other debris it collects in the bristles and around the ends. Check the belt for wear of the rubber; it may have teeth on it unless they were worn off from slipping. In that case you need a new one but save the old one for it's model number to purchase on line.
Per owner's manual
1. Make sure the brush control is set on carpet mode.
2. The brush will only spin when the handle is reclined.
The belt has worn out and needs replaced. Although it appears okay, stretching is possible, which would result in too loose a grip to turn the bar.
If the belt was replaced, it may not have been pulled tight enough to turn the bar. To tighten on many vacuums, simply loosen the screws on each end of the brush, pull toward the front of the power head and hold while tightening the screws.
+>> Unplug the mains lead from electrical socket <<+
• Turn cleaner over in flat position.
• Release lower plate by rotating the 3 lower plate latches to the UNLOCK position.
• Remove lower plate and remove any dirt that may exist in belt area.
• Remove beater bar by gripping the belt side of the beater bar and carefully lifting it out.
• Remove worn or broken belt.
• Clean beater bar and the end caps.
• Loop new belt around motor shaft and beater bar belt groove.
• Reinstall the beater bar by inserting the end cap of the beater bar to the slots at both ends of th beater bar.
• After reinstalling the beater bar, turn it by hand to make sure that belt is not twisted or pinched and that all rotating parts turn freely.
• Reinstall lower plate by hooking front end of lower plate into slots on front of nozzle.
• Press lower plate onto nozzle and secure by rotating the 3 lower plate latches to the LOCK position.
Hello, W/D here. Since the brush will not spin, but the motor works, either the belt has come off of the motor shaft, the belt is worn past it's useful life, or the beater bar has seized. 1. Turn off the power (unplug). 2. Remove the bottom plate. With the plate off, use your finger to test the tension of the belt. It should be tight, and roll when you roll the beater bar by hand. 3. Remove the beater bar and belt. Inspect the beater bar, particularly by the bearings. Remove any twine, hair, etc. 4. Inspect the belt for abnormal wear. If there is any significant wear in the belt, replace it. 5. Reassembly is in the reverse order. Place the belt on the beater bar. While holding the beater bar close to it's position, place the belt on the motor shaft. Rotate the beater bar bearings to their proper position and install the beater bar. Replace the cover plate.
It's a fairly simple job. The belt just loops over the end of the beater bar and motor shaft. Need to take the cover off the beater bar housing to get to it. Most difficult part is stretching the belt while putting the beater bar back in the housing.
Hi, W/D here. Easy fix!
Flip the machine over, beater bar side up. The base plate has to come off; it is held on with either screws or clips or a combination of both. Once the base plate is off, you'll need to carefully remove the beater bar, paying close attention as to how the end pieces come out with the beater bar from the vacuum frame. They have to mate back up in the same way they come out. Also note where the belt will ride on the beater bar. While you have it torn down this far, clean the suction cavity as vacuums usually plug up in this area, and remove any hair, ribbons, thread and the like that has gotten wound around the beater bar. Slip your belt over the motor shaft and then slip the beater bar into the belt. It'll feel like you need another pair of hands, but it can be done. Slip the beater bar and sockets back into the vacuum frame, and look again to make sure that the ends are seated properly. Test your work by revolving the belt a bit by hand, feeling for the resistance of the belt and smooth operation. Reinstall the base plate. That ought'a 'bout do it!
Best regards, --W/D--
If you hear the motor in the head running and the beater bar isn't rotating, you probably need a drive belt. With the power off, make sure you can rotate the beater bar freely by hand, if it isn't bound up.. then locate and remove the baseplate screws to gain access to the beater bar itself, you'll see a drive belt pulley system and chances are, a broken belt. Replace it with a new one by pulling the beater bar assembly out of the housing and plcing the belt onto the motor shaft pulley as well as the beater bar pulley.. nest the beater bar back into the holder and reinstall the cover. Hope that helps !