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To replace the belt, you need to remove the light cover and then the light bulb. Press in the sides of the cover and lift to remove it. the bulb needs to be pushed in and then turned couter-clockwise. Remove the cover screws. Then flip over the Power Mate and use the flat blade screwdriver to release both tabs. Turn the Power Mate back to right side up and press on the handle quick release pedal and lower the swivel. Tilt the cover forward until it snaps free. Carefully, use your screwdriver to pop the brush supports free on both sides to remove the brush. Slide off the old belt. (If needed, slide off the brush supports and washers. Clean the brush before reassembling the unit. Then replace the brush supports and washers.) Push the belt on motor drive and then onto the brush sprocket. Push the brush supports back into place on the base. (Make sure that this isn't assembled upside down.) Then line up the front of the cover with the base and tilt the cover back into place. Press firmly until you hear both sides click into place. Replace the cover screws, light bulb and bulb cover.
Sorry folks, but there's no Eureka with this model no. The model number can be found on a sticker, usually on the bottom of the unit. We'll need the correct model to access schematics of the body so I can tell you how to access the belts.
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Most times that burning rubber smell is the result of a worn out rubber drive belt. This belt is used to drive the rotating beater brush in the head of your vacuum. When the belt gets old and loose, the drive pulley starts to spin in place and heats up the belt instead of turning it properly.
To fix this issue, just unplug your vacuum, then disassemble the bottom head in order to access the beater brush drive belt. Remove the old belt, then replace with a new one, and then reassemble it. The old belt will probably have a part number on it so you know which type to buy, or you can just look up your vacuum model number online to find the correct replacement part for it.
Since you did not provide your vacuum's exact model number, here is a link to a short video which demonstrates the basic belt replacement procedure for a generic vacuum cleaner:
There are two belts on this machine. The belt on the brush roller will appear loose when in upright locked position. Releasing the handle to an in use position releases a spring loaded idler pulley which increases tension on the brush roll driving belt.
Check whether pwr on/off button flashes when attempting to turn on. This may indicate an obstruction or faulty sensor.
See if the belt (that drives the bristles) if is loose or need replacement.The belts are located either on the left or right side of the bristle brush(you can locate it by putting the vacuum upright and see under the brushes). If it is loose or broken replace it(walmart has replacements for it or any hardware store)just bring the belt for the replacement number written on the belt,or know the brand and model number.
Well there is only turning the vacuum over and see if the brush is rotating.
If it is not moving then you need to replace the belt.
If you need to know how to remove the bottom plate to replace the belt, please post the model number, the numbers you posted above are not the kenmore model numbers, the model numbers will look like this
Please visit http://www.eureka.com/parts.jsp and enter 450 into the first box on the page where you put the model number. This will gve you two options, one is for the PDF user manual, the other for parts.
Alternatively if you are trying to get into the drive belt locate four screws, two at the front and two at the back on top of the hood. Once undone, the hood should pop off easily to reveal the brush roll and drive belt. If the belt is intact check that the dust channel is completely free of blockages.
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Replacing a Belt on an Upright vacuum can vary from model to model, but it is basically going to be the same for most upright models.
First you will need to access the belt. Most upright vacuums this is done by turning the machine upside down, and most you'll need to remove the bottom plate by unscrewing (usually 4) screws that hold the plate on. You should see screws that are closest to the actual roller brush, simply remove these screws, and take the bottom plate off. If the machine is a Eureka, or Kenmore, the top agitator housing will be removed from the top of the vacuum, not the bottom.
Once you have removed the bottom plate, or top agitator housing, you should be able to see the belt (or broken belt) along with the roller brush. Remove the broken belt. Make sure that you purchase the correct belt by taking the make, and the model number (located on the back or bottom of the machine). Please note that a broken belt may be 4-5 inches longer then a new belt, as they stretch a lot before they finally break.
Once you have the new belt, you will need to remove the roller brush. Pay attention to how the roller brush fits into the agitator housing, usually there will be fittings on the end of the roller that have to be put in a specific place, or in a certain way to work right. After the roller brush is taken out of the machine, you will need to wrap one end of the belt around a metal pulley on the opposite side of the roller brush. Most pulleys are located where the main housing (handle part) of the vacuum meet the the agitator (floor part) part of the machine. Anyways, wrap one end of the belt around the pulley, and then put the roller brush through the other end of the belt. This is where you'll need to put some elbow grease into it. You'll need to stretch the roller brush and belt so that the brush and belt are stretched back to the place where you took the roller brush out of the vacuum.
Once you have replaced the roller brush with a new belt around it, pull the belt a few times to make sure that the brush spins while you are pulling it, to ensure that the belt is not pinched, and is spinning freely.
I hope this helps. Here's a video showing how to replace the belt on a Hoover Windtunnel Self Propelled model; Feel free to email me if you'd like to send me the model number of your vacuum, this way I can be a little more specific, and give you part numbers. I have all belts for all vacuums in stock. Email; email@example.com. 1-866-468-2288. You may also chat with me by going to our website, www.govacuum.com, and clicking in the top right part of the page. Thanks!
Hello! There are two solutions to this as the Glider model you speak of could be the more old fashioned type where screws on the bottom foot plate (ie where the spinning brush sits) have to be undone in order to get to the drive belt.
However if you have blue/red/Harmony Glider type model, the drive belt location is on the top of the hood where the floor selector is. There are three screws to undo here; one sits just underneath the main hose to the left hand side of the machine (and can be tricky to take out) if looking at the machine from the front, whilst right at the front of the machine, you'll see two other cross head screws which need to be undone. Make sure that the rotary height dial is out of the way - the top hood should then pop open revealing the brush. Then just take out brush by grabbing the beater bar and pull upwards gently. Take off the old belt, put on a new one around the spindle motor and then onto the beater bar and push the brush roll back in.
Unfortunately you may need brute strength for this as a new belt is often tensioned.