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Looking for Eureka belt 70646A for a Eureka The Boss upright

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?

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  • rumblebunny May 24, 2008

    My Eureka whirlwind needs a 70646A belt. That is the part number printed on the vacuum belt guard. I have looked eveywhere for this and other parts for this great vacuum. Filters are another that is hard to find. I hate to go buy a new cleaner when this one only needs a belt and filter.

  • dstiles8 Jul 05, 2008

    I'm new here and posted my problem as a solution so please read my "solution" because you'll see my problem and what I've done to fix it.

  • reallynow Aug 04, 2008

    my problem is the same as everyone elses - i need a new belt. this is the number given. What??? Belt # 70646A

  • Anonymous Aug 16, 2008

    That just happened to me too.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    need to replace belt on eureka altima vacum cleaner

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    the brush on the boss upright has 2 triangle looking ends that are ridiculus to put back on when you have the change this belt. do you have a new version lightwt. that doesn't have this horrible feature on the brush roller. if you don't get the brush back in right the bottom plate won't fit

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    will not turn on after vacuum turned off while using

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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.

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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.

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You need the Eureka Style R belt for your model. You can get it here:

Eureka Style R Belt

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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

  • dstiles8 Jul 05, 2008

    I've done further searching on Eureka's website.  The Boss is model number 4870A and according to the website requires belt coded R, the same one that has a mismatched number and is too long.  In order to put the belt on the machine you are supposed to place the switch in the hard floors position to loosen the belt and it is supposed to return to tighten the belt when the switch is placed back into carpet mode.  Makes sense, and it does function that way but I don't feel like it is making enough friction to be effective.  I called the 800 number on the bottom of the vacuum but they are only open M-F and it happens to be Saturday.  My local warranty center is also only open M-F to confirm my findings.

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