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Low suction Replacing filters....need help replacing the belt - anyone know how? But before doing these things, have had a problem with suction....I'll let you know if the problem clears up.

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  • jabdesigns Aug 02, 2009

    I was able to change the belt as you describe, but you were much better at stepping through the details. Yes, there were two screws on the top of the beater bar housing, one silver screw on each corner. One additional note - the beater bar sockets are actually hexagon shaped, so the beater bar ends will need to be aligned correctly to fit back in the sockets. Note that your NEW belt will probably have a lot more tension on it than the old one (which is why you're replacing it!), so it may take some elbow grease to pull the bar up into the sockets correctly. Oh, and bty, with the new filters and belt, the vacuum works like new! Great suction again. Thanks again for your help.

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Hi, You can take care of both things at once. Here's how:
Unplug and flip your vacuum over, beater bar side up. Remove the cover base plate that surrounds your beater bar. It's held on with either clips or screws, and usually "hinges" toward the front of the vacuum to release when the clips/screws are undone. Remove the base plate. The beater bar sits in sockets where it fits into the vacuum. Pay particular attention to how it comes out as you remove the beater bar, so it will be much easier to put it back together. If your belt is good, it will want to come off with the beater bar, but will remain attached to the motor. If necessary, slip the belt off of the beater bar. Behind the beater bar, you'll see a cavity. This is where the vacuum pulls the dirt from the beater bar. Look up into the cavity; stuff almost always hangs up in there. Remove any debris that you can find. While you have your beater bar out, look at the ends, where it fits into the sockets. Hair and other material catches on the beater bar and winds around it. If it is in and around the sockets, it causes the vacuum to have to work harder to clean. Remove any debris that you find on either end. Get your new belt and place it on the motor shaft. Slip the beater bar into the belt, and install the beater bar and sockets back into the vacuum frame. It takes patience so don't worry if it takes a few tries to get it right. Once in, test your work by revolving the beater bar a bit with your hand. You should be able to feel the tension of the belt as it turns the bar and the motor shaft. Take one more look at the sockets, just to be sure that they are in the proper place, and that the beater bar is level in the frame. Reinstall the base plate. This should have you finished at this end.
Best regards, --W/D-- please feel free to rate this solution! Thanx!

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