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Cut it and remove it in pieces.

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How can I remove the roller brush to clean it?

While not removing rollers, my method of cleaning them involves regular attention to prevent build up. Sometimes long hair or threads get wound so thickly & tightly the roller gets stuck & won't turn. If I can't unwind enough by pulling a few threads at a time, I'll cut a bit & pull it away a bit at a time until the mess pulls free. This is especially tedious if it gets caught at the edges in the rotation mechanism. That can be one piece of thread at a time, tugging gently & cutting away the jam until you can free it. As for the brushes themselves, sometimes a wide toothed comb will clear clumps of pet fur & rug lint from each strip of brush on the rollers, making it easier to see & remove long, wound tightly tangles.

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Hi, it's Allie from Crucial Vacuum!

Changing your belt is crucial in keeping your unit running efficiently. It is recommended for belts to be replaced every 6 months.

To get access to your unit's belt, your floor base should have two plastic screws that will allow you to remove the roller brush casing. After removing the casing, you will be able to see your roller brush, now it's a good chance to, with a pair of scissors, cut any tangled hair strands or left over debris that is tangled in your roller brush. There are also four more screws that need to be removed to get access to the belt and the clutch assembly.

The roller brush clips in onto the floor base with one clip on each side, you can gently but easily unclip it. Remove the cover on top of the belt and the bearings with a screwdriver, remove the bearing end caps to reveal your unit's belt to be replaced.

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Hoover vacuum cleaner - have suction in the hose, brush roller spins, but no suction when vacuuming carpet.

There is a clog or blockage in the channel near the roller or where the vacuum hinges at.

Unplug and turn it so that the bottom faces upward and use a screwdriver to open the bottom as you would to change belts. On most upright vacuums, it should only be two to four screws to remove the cover.

While the cover is removed, see if you can spot any noticable obstructions from there. While it is opened, it may also be a good idea to use a pick, screwdriver, or whatever may be handy to pull out any threads, strings or hair that could get tangled around the roller and brushes, to improve performance and last longer. In some cases or on some models, you may need to use a piece of wire or something, bent like a small hook, to reach up into the suction channels a bit to pull out any possible obstructions.
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    Unplug the vacuum cleaner and turn it upside down, flat on the floor, with the roller brush facing up.

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    Remove the the bottom cover plate from the vacuum by prying it off gently with a screwdriver blade. Set aside the cover plate.

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    If the old belt is broke, remove it by pulling the belt from underneath the roller bush. If the belt is not broken but simply worn out, and is still attached, cut it off with scissors.

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    Remove the roller brush by lifting both ends from the grooved slots in the housing of the vacuum cleaner.

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    Cut away hair, thread, string and other debris wound around the roller, using the scissors. Tangles on the roller brush are a common reason for belt wear and breakdowns due to the added weight and stress on the roller brush.

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    Slip the replacement belt over the roller brush and seat the belt in the groove in the center of the roller.

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    Slide the roller brush back into the grooved mounts on either side of the housing and snap into place.

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    Pull back on the new belt and slip the loop over the pulley attached to the vacuum motor.

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    Replace the bottom cover by snapping it back on the housing until it clicks into place.

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