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How to change belt on Eureka Whirlwind

My Eureka Whirlwind 4381 has no suction from the roller on the bottom. The hose has great suction. I am trying to figure out how to change the belt. Any ideas?

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  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    Still new and brush won't turn and hose has no suction

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    How do you remove the hose to replace?



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On the top cover, there are holes at the front on both sides, there is a screw on each side in one of the holes. Take the out, and the cover should come off, then you can get to the brush roll and belt.

Posted on Jan 29, 2008


There is also a third screw on the left rear facing the front of the vacuum cleaner. A TOTAL of THREE Screws !!!!

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