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Brushroll engagement at carpet mode doesn't always work eureka 4870

My brushroll on my Eureka 4870 doesn't always engage in rolling when placed in motion/lever.

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Is the brushroll ends turning freely? if not then replace it, There could be a problem with the belt, or with the idler clamp asm. Sometimes they get clogged up with debris and won't work properly, try cleaning it. This is what lets the brush turn or not turn, depending on the position of the switch.

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Eureka 4870 brush won't stop turning in upright position


there will be a linkage that as come loose and not operating the limit switch to turn it off, try looking at 23. Idler Clamp Assembly on the link below.
http://www.vacpartswarehouse.com/Eureka-4870-Ultra-Smart-Vac-s/1928.htm

Jan 27, 2013 | Eureka Smartvac 4870 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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How do you change the belt


The model that you have unscrews from the top. Unscrew the cover of the base to gain access to the belt and brushroll. Remove your brushroll and the broken belt. That vacuum takes a Eureka EXT-U belt. Use your brushroll to stretch the new belt into place. Let the brushroll click back into place and secure the cover back onto the base.

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Have a Eureka "the boss" smartvac, won't pick up anything when I try to vacuum carpet. Any suggestions on how to fic this problem?


1st) make sure your yellow dial at the top by handle is in floor position
2nd) make sure your brush roll spins when handle is reclined in operating position. (disengage brushroll control by flipping the "switch" towards you)
3rd) check belt to make sure it is not broken
4th) check the brush roll for debris caught in it
5th) check lower hose

Aug 12, 2010 | Eureka Smartvac 4870 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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I have a Eureka 5902AVZ and the brushroll does not work. when i remove the belt, which is not torn nor worn out, the motor spins perfectly fine. Though when i put the brushroll back into place, it shows...


Hi and welcome to Fixya. I am Kelly.

You have correctly identified the problem as the brush roll itself.

There is a bearing under each end cap of the brush roll. You can gain access to the bearings usually by gripping the browah roll end caps and rotate the caps in opposing but loosening (ccw rt / cw left) directions.

Many times I have found that there is just a mass of hair under the end cap that functions like a brake. Clean it up really well on under BOTH end caps.

Do a spin test by putting the end caps back on (Hold it horizontal) and rotating the brush roll with your thumbs. It should spin freely.

If it feels like there is still friction then your probably going to have to take the brush roll with you down to the nearest vacuum cleaner repair / supply shop and get 2 new bearings. Most shops will install the NEW bearings for you if you have the brush roll in hand. It is a much cheaper fix than the brush roll itself.

(buy a new belt too!)

Take care

Kelly



http://www.eureka.com/servlet/ListParts?model=5902avz

Feb 10, 2010 | Eureka 5902AVZ Bagless Upright Vacuum

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New brushroll for eureka smartvac 4870; bristles too long to turn


HI Don't forget that you have a height adjustment control so its better to put it in the highest position - if this is not allowing the roller brush to move properly on the carpet then switch the vacuum off, and lightly trim with scissors on the brush lines. Avoid cutting everything down though - a slight trim should improve things. Generally though when brushes appear too long its usually because the height adjustment dial hasn't been set upwards.

Mar 27, 2009 | Eureka Smartvac 4870 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Eureka 4870 vacuum brushroll control doesn't work


Use two hands to presscontroll button upward until it snaps in place.

Jan 05, 2009 | Eureka Smartvac 4870 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Need to get access to the belt on my Eureka model 4475


Eureka Model #4475
need to get access to the belt on my Eureka model 4475

I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure.
There may be 2 different ways to get to the belt, I checked the Eureka website and I believe you have to remove the bottom plate and the brushroll and belt are exposed and you would hook the belt on the brushroll 1st and then use a screwdriver with a bent hook and then you can pull the belt onto the pulley, once the belt is on the pulley then you can track the belt by rolling it on the brushroll & belt pulley --- the other way is that there are 2 screws on the bottom of the of the vacuum – remove the screws and then the top cover should lift off the vacuum to expose the belt – then follow the same procedure ads listed above. Check with you local vacuum dealer in your area in the yellow pages or use the Eureka website or customer service phone number listed below:
http://www.eureka.com Customer Service Phone Number
1-800-282-2886 Hours of Operation
Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 7:30 pm CST
Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am to 6:30 pm CST

Apr 16, 2008 | Vacuums

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Brush roll not spinning


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Posted by vistaloopy on Mar 19, 2008
I have a Eureka Bagless Optima 431 Lightweight Upright that is not working. I took it apart to clean the brushroll and have tried to put it back together several times, but the brushroll will not spin anymore. Maybe I'm putting the belt in the wrong spot? Where can I find a diagram or something?

Hello,
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. Eureka 431A Optima Bagless Upright Vacuum. You have only 2 choices, the belt is either side driven belt or the belt is a center driven belt and the brushroll has one side that is for the belt and the side driven brushroll and the motor pulley must be in line in order to work properly, you may want to check the bearing holders, some vacs will mark the ends with words like NEW or USED and both have to be identical in order to fit right. Once you have the brushroll out it should spin if you set it on it’s side and if that happens you are OK, then watch the ends of the brushroll. Align the end with the motor pulley, B4 install the belt place the belt on the pulley side and install the brushroll. Then once the brushroll is in and spins properly, and then you can use a belt puller and stretch the belt onto the motor pulley and then track it in a straight line. If you need further help please feel free to contact your local vac dealer in your area. 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.

http://www.eureka.com Customer Service 1-800-282-2886
Customer Service Dept for U.S.
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P.O. Box 3900
Peoria. IL 61612
Hours of Operation
Monday thru Friday 8:00am to 7:30pm CST
Saturday and Sunday 10:00am to 6:30pm CST
Thanks, Don the Vac Man
Go Ahead. Use Us.

Mar 19, 2008 | Eureka 431A Optima Bagless Upright Vacuum

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Broken piece


You will have to replace the brush roll, part #60844-5, belt # 61120B. You should be able to get them from a repair shop, get the right one or it won't work right. You maybe able to go eureka.com and order direct.

Mar 01, 2008 | Eureka 4700A Maxima Bagless Upright Vacuum

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