Question about Hoover Soft Light Supreme U4262-930 Bagged Upright Vacuum
I need to change the belt on my sweeper and dont have the manual.. Its also not obvious. please help!
Turn the machine over so you can see the bottom. If you look carefully at the plate that covers the roller, at the back behind the brush opening on either side, there is a clip that is recessed and you can push it with a flat blade screwdriver as you lift the plate up. This will allow you to take the plate off and remove the roller. Put a new belt around the roller pulley and insert the other end of the belt through the opening in the roller housing of the machine and re-install the roller. once it is installed, rotate the roller by hand to make sure that the belt is not pinched. Replace the bottom plate and rotate the roller again. The belt is running between two guards and it is possible to pinch it and damage it. This is why you rotate the roller by hand, to ensure that it is not pinched.
Now, if you look at the back wheels, on the side of the machine where the hood meets the bottom, there is a clip on either side that you can pry on gently and this will release the back portion of the hood. To release the front portion of the hood, there are similar clips located at the back corners of the bottom plate. Basically, you are prying the hood away from the base of the machine and releasing it. Now, turn the machine over, (back on it's wheels) and lift the hood off the machine. The handle of the machine should be down for this. You will see the belt where it comes through the roller housing and you will have to grab it and pull HARD and stretch it around the motor shaft. Once it is attached, rotate the belt and roller by hand to make sure that everything turns easily. Replace the hood and press the sides gently. You should hear and feel the latch/clips snap into place. If your machine has a height adjustment, there will be an adjustment knob that will have come off when the hood was removed. Replace the knob and you are done.
Posted on Feb 03, 2008
How and where does the wheel clip get re-installed? can't get that in properly....thanks
Posted on Jul 08, 2008
DomVac's solution does also apply to the "Soft & Light" Model #U4266-930. I tried the solution and it worked! Thanks DomVac!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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