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Replacing belt but where is the motor shaft

I took my vacuum apart to find out why it wasn't sucking up dirt (otherwise known as vacuuming ha ha). I found the flat belt wasn't attached on both ends. One end was attached to the brush roller, but the other wasn't attached at all. So, I knew what the problem was and went to the manual to find out how to attach it. It said to attach the other end to the motor shaft, but I can't find it anywhere! That sounds very silly I know but the manual's picture is pretty poor and looking around my vacuum I can't seem to find anything like that to attach it to! I'm desperate because I'm sick so I'm stuck at home but I'm leaving early Friday morning to go out of town and need the vacuum to work before I go! Any pictures to show me or a video or something would be so appreciated!

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Re: Replacing belt but where is the motor shaft

The shaft of the motor might be through the hosing on the under side of the vac where the brush is. give me the model #

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One way you can do it is by taking the bottom cover off of the vacuum and take the brush roller out, put the belt around the motor shaft & then slip the brush roller into the belt and pull on the brush to get it back into its normal place. Make sure that you get your bearing blocks both turned the correct way as well when you do it this way. If the brush is fairly new, make sure that the side of the bearing block that has several "hash" marks on the edge is facing up on both blocks. If the brush is worn, turn the block until there is only one "hash" mark showing and that will move your brush bristles closer to the floor. Re-assemble the vacuum just the opposite of the way you took it apart. Hope this helps!

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Household vacuums come in all shapes and varieties, but many of them are similar on the inside. There is often a brush running across the length of the vacuum's nozzle, and it spins as the vacuum runs to help **** up debris. But sometimes the brush will stop running, and you'll notice a severe decline in your vacuum's performance.

Usually when the brush stops spinning, it's because something inside the vacuum is binding it up. Dirt can get lodged inside, and hair can get wrapped around a shaft. If there is too much pressure, the drive belt can even snap.

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