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Belts breaking frequently

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?

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  • Kauser Mar 17, 2008

    Thanks, I really wasn't wanting to have to buy a new roller. I tried the WD 40 thing and it really worked. Now it's working fine, great news!!!

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    Vacuum was running when belt broke, but after belt was changed, now when you plug it in it won't even turn on

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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

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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.

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According to the Eureka Part diagram for your particular model vacuum, your vacuum uses Eureka Style U Belts. Eureka makes actually 2 different styles of U belts.

The first style is the standard U belt, Eureka part number 54312. This belt is probably the one that came standard on your model. You may purchase this belt from the link below;
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Now, if you are quite sure how to change your belt, you may visit the link below to see the owners manual for your Eureka 2961BVZ that will give you step by step instructions on how to change the belt;

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I really hope that this was helpful to you in finding and fixing the belt for your Eureka. If you did find this helpful, please be kind and rate my repair solution as helpful by clicking the thumbs up icon in the lower right hand corner below. I really do appreciate it, thank you.

Feel free to request a repair clarification if you have any questions about the procedure of installing the belt on your Eureka, I'll be happy to help.

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