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Belt change for Dirt Devil Featherlite M085530.

How do you change the belt on the Dirt Devil Featherlite M085530?
Don't have the manual.

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Your roller won't turn. The belt is designed to break if anything threatens to keep the motor from turning. When you have the roller out, check the end caps to see if they rotate easily. If they do, then install a new belt being very careful that the belt is not pinched on the channel that it sits in. Once you have the belt installed, turn the roller by hand to make sure that there is no jamming or catching of anything. Install the plate and check the rotation again. Once you are satisfied that the roller turns easily, try the machine.
If the caps on the roller are jammed, as they will get from debris, hair and thread, etc., then you may have to replace the roller. The end caps on most of the Dirt Devils are carbon fibre and will break when you try to remove them.

Posted on Jan 31, 2008

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The manual is confusing - I had the same problem. Make sure you put the belt around the smaller motor axle, not the lever arm attached to the on/off foot switch. It's a bit counter-intuitive, but that was my problem with this. Jeff

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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SOURCE: Got Dirt Devil Featherlite,keeps burning the belt

Hi There,

When a belt breaks immediately after installing it, this can ONLY mean one of two things. The first is that the belt was put back on incorrectly, and it may be pinched underneath of the beater bar. This would cause it to break immediately, but I seriously doubt after 4 belts that you put the belt on wrong all 4 times.

The second, and more probable cause is that your roller brush has gone bad. This could be why the belt broke in the first place. In order to test to make sure the brush is bad, unscrew the bottom plate, and remove the brush like you were changing the belt.

Hold the brush at the very end on both sides, using only your finger tips. While holding just the bearing caps, try spinning the bar with your thumbs. Does the brush spin freely in your hands? It should spin completely around 4-5 times on each spin. If the brush will not spin, or if you feel any resistance to it spinning, this is the reason why your belt continues to break.

If the brush can not spin, the motor shaft will continue to try and spin the belt, but since the brush doesn't spin, and the belt doesn't move, the motor shaft will just burn right through the back end of the belt.

If your machine is actually the model that's listed on this Fixya repair page, the Dirt Devil Featherlite model M085845, then your machine uses the following roller brush:
Dirt Devil Plastic Brush Roll for Model 085845 Part # 2-881020-000

The next time that change the belt, install the brush back into the machine, but this time pull up on the belt towards the brush to make sure that the belt spins freely, and spins the brush as well. If the belt doesn't spin the brush, there's some issue, and the belt will break as soon as you turn the machine on.

I hope this helped you. If you find out that you don't need a new brush, feel free to use the comment section here on the repair page and let me know, I'd be happy to walk you through some more advanced diagnosing. If you found this helpful, please be so kind and rate my repair and / or leave feedback for me.

Thanks so much,

Chris Jones
GoVacuum.com

Posted on Apr 22, 2010

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No, just the chrome plate that covers the brushes

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How do you change the belt of the m5088520?


Hi There,

Here's step by step instructions for you on how to replace the belt on your Dirt Devil M088520 Featherlite.

Flip cleaner to expose nozzle base. Base should lay flat and face up. To remove nozzle guard, use Phillips
screwdriver to remove the two screws. Arrows (Diagram 1) show location of screws.
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Lift nozzle guard off. Slide belt off motor shaft
(Diagram 2).
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Lift and remove brushroll (Diagram 3). Dispose of old belt.

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TO REPLACE BELT
1. Place belt on motor shaft, then slip brushroll through belt. Place belt in area of brushroll without bristles (Diagram 4).

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2. With belt in place, pull and slide brushroll into nozzle (Diagram 3) making sure that the brushroll end caps are in the correct
orientation (Diagram 3a inset)

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IMPORTANT: Rotate brushroll manually to make sure belt is not twisted.
3. Reattach nozzle guard. Secure by locating the 3 tabs in the base slots and replace the screws (Diagram 1).

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I really hope that this was helpful to you. If you'd like to download the manual for your vacuum cleaner where I got this information, please see the link below where you may download. If you found this helpful, please be so kind and rate my repair helpful, or leave feedback for me. This is really appreciated by Fixya users.

Thanks so much.

Dirt Devil M088520 Featherlite Vacuum Cleaner
Owners Manual

Chris Jones
GoVacuum.com

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Vacuum doesn't pick-up dirt


It's probably not picking up because the belt is worn and stretched. With a new belt it will pick up a lot better. Here is the belts you need:

Dirt Devil FeatherLite Belt

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Belt is intact but brush won't turn


Even though the belt is intact it can still be stretched or worn and will not turn the brush on the carpet. Here are the belts you need:

Dirt Devil Featherlite Belt

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Dirt devil will not pick up


That means that you need to replace the belt. Here is the belt you need:

Dirt Devil FeatherLite Belt

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I have a dirt devil featherlite plus and all of the sudden it started pushing hard and smells hot. I cleaned the roller, changed the bag, checked the belt. The belt is a little wore, but not bad.


If it is pushing hard then you still have a belt problem. It may not be broken but the belt is stretched out too long and will not turn the roller brush fast enough to make it push easy.

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I need to change the belt


Here is a link to the belts you need and the manual which has instructions.

Dirt Devil Featherlite Belts

Download the Manual (PDF)


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