Question about Eureka 2961AVZ Bagless Upright Vacuum
I have the Eureka 2961 model. The belt broke recently and I replaced it according to the directions. Aflter I started the vacuum within 60 seconds the new belt broke also. Why is this happening?
I had the same problem. Broke 2 belts before I got online and noticed this site! What I found was, the roller ends were not turning freely. I had cleaned the hair (nasty) off the roller, but the ends were still not able to spin around without some force.
What I did was, removed the roller and on the 2 ends there are 2 black plastic caps which fit over the bearing, I removed the plastic caps and put a little WD-40 on the bearing, or any industrial lubricant, even new motor oil will work. After putting on the WD-40, I spun the roller end around a few times and the WD-40 lubricated the bearings and Voila! The roller end spun freely!! I put the black caps back onto the bearings on both sides, reinstalled a new belt, it's been working great since.
It saves the cost of a new roller.
Todd M, Fremont CA
Posted on Mar 15, 2008
Did you check the brush roll, if not take it out, see if the ends are ok and turn freely, if not then replace it.
Posted on Feb 28, 2008
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