My upright bagless vacuum cleaner stopped working and I saw that the belt had burnt and came off the motor shaft.
When I brought new belts and put them on the vacuum, they burnt right off (after just 5 minutes of use) and I do not know what to do. Is it possible the vacuum belt is being burnt when put on the motor shaft? If so how else are you supposed to install the new belt? I checked the instructions and they said to loop the belt around the motor shaft and the brush roll but when I do that, it burns!
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Re: Vacuum motor shaft too hot
Check the brush roll ends, will they turn easily or is one frozen. If so, you need to replace the brush roll. If the motor turns on, it and the belt are trying to turn the brush roll and can't. Also check the ends where the brush roll sits in and make sure it hasn't overheated and melted., If it did you will have to replave the base.
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First of all, check that your belt isn't broken, it is a rubber belt that goes around one end of the brush and to the motor shaft. Next, check to see that on each end of the brush isn't clogged with hair and or dust fuzzy stuff. If so, you will have to remove the brush and take off each end and remove all debris, then reassemble and don't forget the rubber belt to the motor to make the brush turn. Good luck.
belt probably melted due to brush assembly seezing ,this has a bearing on each side and if you replace the belt and brush assembly make sure you clean all the ols belt residue off the shaft motor ,put it all back and you are good to go
When your first belt burnt, the burnt plastics goes into the roller ends and then it dries off causing your roller to not turn or put more pressure on your belt. Until you clean that you will continue burning your belts soon after you put them in. You need to add a little bit of WD40 or any other type of lubricant after you remove the tar from the roller.
take the belt off again you will see burnt rubber from the old belt stuck to the motor shaft.you can take a fine piece of emery cloth and clean the shaft down to its polished finish.always good to do this after each belt.check the brush roller and see if there are any signsd of plastic melted.make sure it turns freely if not the brush roller might be siezing uo on youhave you cleaned the hepa filter?does it smell like wires burning or rubber.with it unlugged take it apart to the motor and take a fine iece of emery cloth and go over the motor armature .then try it again.you can take all the filters out and run it without the filters.that will help you narrow it down.please leave feedback