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I need to check to see if the belt is broken on my Hoover Wide Path Vacuum Cleaner, model # U5165-900. How do I go about checking this?
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    I need to locate where to check the belt on my vacuum cleaner.

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Just take off the bottom plate covering the brush roll. The number of the belt is 38528040. Check the brush roll to make sure the ends turn freely, if not the replace it.

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The best way to check to see if you need a belt on your vacuum cleaner of any brand is to flip it over and turn the brush on put on a glove that you would use for gardening or snow shoveling and press your palm against the brush if you can stop it with any amount of pressure the belt is bad and needs to be replaced. Just because the belt isn't broken doesn't mean it isn't stretched out and a streched out belt won't spin the brush on carpeting therfore not cleaning properly. Also it is a good idea once you remove the brush to make sure it spins freely hair and strings can collect in the bearings and freeze up the brush also burning up belts. You can get belts bags and just about anything else for you vacuum at www.stevessewandvac.com

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I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. It is possible that you may have a broken or cracked motor mount and the motor has shifted and that could be the reason that the belt is not running straight and aligned properly – if you have the vacuum less than one year – something like this would be covered under the Hoover factory warranty and to contact an authorized Hoover vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or to call the Hoover factory cust serv @ the phone # listed below. So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions.

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Hello,
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. Usually there are screws, clips or levers on the bottom of the vacuum and you need to either remove the bottom plate and once you have taken the screws, etc. out the top cover will come off. And then you can proceed with the removal and the install of the new belt. 1st you need to remove @ least one end of the Hoover brushroll and take of the old belt and slide on a new belt. Once the belt is on the pulley side of the brushroll; then re-install the brushroll. Make sure that the brush is spinning freely B4 you install the new belt, then take a belt puller or a screwdriver with a left or right hand hook to use as a belt puller and then stretch the belt onto the motor pulley, then take and roll the belt until it is tracking straight and then re-install the top cover and or the bottom plate, tighten down the screws, levers or clips. So, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions.

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