Question about Vacuums
I am looking for a belt for a Eureka The Boss vacuum cleaner (upright). The belt is stamped 70646A. The belt R for the 4800 is too big...another was too short and wide. The manual is missing for this vacuum. Any suggestions?
I just replaced the belt on my Eureka The Boss Smart Vac (Model 4870D). I purchased a namebrand Eureka R belt from a local vendor. I did my best to follow the instructions printed on the bottom of the machine. I turned on the vacuum cleaner and the belt brush was spinning! I dropped it into vacuuming floor mode and the belt wouldn't spin no matter what level I put it on.
I called the manufacturer (1-800-282-2886) and spoke with a very nice woman on the phone. While I was speaking with her I noticed that a silver screw was lodged within the "brush roll control" yellow selector switch. With some shaking it became dislodged and I was able to put the "brush roll control" into the hard floors setting and turn the "carpet height adjustment" all the way to the right, so that it was facing the word "low." I then followed the instructions for replacing the belt again.. (1) remove base plate (2) remove brush roll (3) place new belt around motor shaft and then around brush roll (4) insert left side of brush roll before right side (5) rotate brush roll to be sure belt is centered (6) replace base plate, making sure to insert under 4 little tabs before securing with screws.
It appears that it is very important that the carpet height and brush control adjustment are set to their highest point possible (hardwood setting) in order to get the brush to roll in a carpet setting.
"R" is the correct belt for the 4870 and should be correct for all other 4800 models.
Thank you for posting your problem to this website. If I hadn't seen that others were having trouble, I would have just given up. I hope this long post helps someone that was in my situation.
Posted on Aug 06, 2008
It should be a standard Eureka U belt. That number you have is not a good number. Most repair shops should have this one. The R belt is a real thin and different material.
Posted on Mar 11, 2008
I'm having the same problem and the U belt is the short fat one.I got it at Home Depot and didn't really have another option. Put it on the vacuum and it lasted about 5 minutes or less before it shred. Then we found the R coded belt at Wal-Mart but it is too long and doesn't create enough friction to move the brush correctly. Once again, there were few options and after going through the book, the salesperson was positive we needed the R coded belt even after we brought it back. The R coded belt has 71367A stamped on it so I know it isn't the correct one but I still don't know how to find the right one.
Posted on Jul 05, 2008
Do a google search for manual
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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