Question about Eureka 2961AVZ Bagless Upright Vacuum
The roller stopped rolling. At first it was stopping and starting and then it just stopped all together. I took the cover off to make sure the belt did not bust; it was fine. I removed, cleaned, and reinstalled the roller and then it worked for a few minutes but then stopped again. Any suggestions?
My daughters is doing the same thing and the plastic at the ends of the brush bar melted just enough for it not to turn properly. You might want to chech that.
Posted on Jan 01, 2008
What I can suggest is taking the cover off and taking off the belt. Then turn the vacuum on and see if the upper spindle the belt goes on (not the roller) is turning. I think it could be two different things, but I'm guessing your belt is slipping. They just get slick inside and don't turn the roller. You can clean the spindle and roller where the belt attaches (I recommend isopropyl alcohol and q-tips), also try cleaning the inside of your belt, but if that doesn't work try replacing the belt. See if that works.
Posted on Dec 22, 2007
I have broken several belts on this machine in the past by getting junk stuck in the brush/roller. It has a distinct burning rubber smell so this time I assumed it was the same. Nope. This time the bearing went out. I should say that it WAS the belt smoking but I caught it before it melted through. Nothing was stuck in the roller and I could move it by hand so I was scratching my head for a minute. The belt was hot, obviously slipping. Then I noticed the end of the roller was hot as well. I pulled the roller out and popped the hexagonal end cap off and the bearing bits and pieces fell out. You can buy the whole roller assembly here http://www.vacpartswarehouse.com/Eureka-Electrolux-Sanitaire-BRUSHROLL-12-UPRIGHT-p/60844-5.htm.
That's a bit expensive for me so I'm going to try to find a bearing somewhere that's the right size. It has to be the right size so that it fits the metal post on the roller as well as fitting the end cap without being so wide that it will make the roller assembly too long to fit back in the machine. I'm crossing my fingers but I hope I can find one.
Posted on Apr 16, 2013
We have an Eureka Capture. The roller stopped rolling freely. Upon closer inspection I have found that the end bearing had hair tangled around (and in) them. I fact one side overheated and melted the protective plastic cover on. So now, every couple months I have to take the vacuum roller out, remove the bearing assembly (bearing and metal octagon) and remove the binding hair, string and other stuff. Also, I have been melting paraffin wax into the bearings so they are lubricated and roll freely. Take about a ½-hour to do. I should break down and buy a new roller but I would prefer to get just the bearings. If I find a source, I will post.
Posted on Apr 02, 2010
I have a Eureka Maxima vacuum and as I was cleaning the brush/roller, when I took off one of the end caps, I noticed I needed a new bearing. My question is does the bearing attatch to the brush/roller bar itself or does the bearing attach to a smaller bar which then slides intothe brush/roller?
Posted on Jun 17, 2009
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