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Install a new 4476 belt

A burning rubber smell tells me my vac ate the belt. I can't open the vac to install a new belt.

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Re: install a new 4476 belt

This must be an Eureka vacuum, On the top cover, near the from, are some slots, there is a screw on each side, remove them and the cover will come off. part #54312 U belt. Brush part # is 60252-2 if you need a new one.

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What kind of vacuum is it you have? 

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