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After changing the belt and reaasembling, the vacuum is very difficult to roll

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Take a look at the rubber bumper around the outside of the unit, is it properly seated?

Did you change belt by the small access door on the unit, or is this an older unit that requires removal of the baseplate?

Check each wheel, make sure it spins freely.

Check to make sure the brush roll is turning, it actually "pulls" the unit forward, makes it easier to push.

Off hand, those are the only things that should affect the rolling resistance.

Posted on Sep 28, 2009

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-Turn your vacuum upside down so that the handle is resting on the floor and nozzle portion is resting on a work bench.
-Remove the 2 phillips screws from the metal bottom plate and set the bottom plate aside.
-Look at the right side of the brush roll. You will see a bent metal rod that attaches to the brush roll end cap. This is the clutch rod that allows your brush roll to spin or not depending on the position of the carpet/floor switch on the top of the nozzle. Pull this rod out of the brush roll clutch only. Leave the switch end of the rod where it is and just let the rod rest there.
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I have a Eureka Altima and not sure how to change the belt?


1) Use handle release to lower handle
flat onto floor
2) Remove 2 screws from the front side of
brush roll cover
3) Lift and remove brush roll cover .
4) Remove brush roll and belt. Thread
new belt around motor shaft and
brush roll
5) Insert left end of brush roll first. Make
sure square on brush roll cap is in
place. Pull right side of brush roll to
stretch belt. Secure right end cap into
base.
6) Rotate brush roll 2 turns to center belt.
7) Replace brush roll cover
8) Replace 2 screws

And you can get the maual here.

http://www.eureka.com/service/manuals/80244.pdf

Good luck

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How To Replace Brush Roll Belt
NOTE: Turn off the switch and unplug the electrical cord
before replacing belt. Belt pulleys can become
hot during normal use. To prevent injury, avoid
touching the motor shaft when checking the belt.

1. Lower handle to floor to change belt.
2. Loosen, but do not remove, two screws to release hood.
Lift hood to remove.
3. Lift left end of brush roll.
4. Remove and discard belt.
5. Place new belt around motor shaft.
6. Place belt around brush roll pulley.
7. Align left end cap with base. Push end cap
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8. Pull right side of brush roll to stretch belt.
Secure right end cap into base.
9. Rotate brush roll to seat belt.
10. Replace the hood. Make sure hood front is
behind furniture guard. Hood should seat
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11. Tighten screws.

You can goto this website enter in the model number 4688 and you can see detailed pictures of how to change the belt as well as print off a new user manual.

http://www.eureka.com/servlet/FindOwnersGuide

Regards

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