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I can't get the power brush belt on tight. Am I missing something?

Model U6401-9 rm

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  • Anonymous Feb 01, 2008

    I can't seem to get my belt on tight either. It appears that the belt is on when I look at it but when I turn the vacuum on it will not turn the wheel. Please help!!!!!!!!!!

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I did put a new belt on and I always clean my roller. I also replaced the self-propelled belt also just to make sure.

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I don't know what brand of vacuum you have, but the belts on most vacuums should be changed approx. once a year. The belt can look fine, but is stretched and won't have the necessary tension to turn the roller. It is possible that the roller is in need of servicing. If the bearings in the roller are fouled with dirt and hair, they will not turn properly and a new belt will not solve your problem. Take the roller out of the machine and turn the end caps by hand. They should turn freely. Once you've determined that the roller is o.k., install a new belt, turn the roller by hand to make sure that nothing is jammed and then try the machine again.

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