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Beater bar belt too loose

My beater bar v-belt doesn't seem to get tight enough when engaged. The beater bar slows or stops when it contacts the carpet, and as a result the flat drive belt spins slower than the motor and friction causes it to overheat and smell like burning rubber. I cleaned out all obstructions so the bar spins freely when not engaged. It seems the belt should be about 1/8 " shorter than it already is. Any ideas ?

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  • jazdlz Apr 09, 2008

    I put on a new belt and it works fine now. Thank you ! The part that seems odd is that the original belt was the exact same size as the new one.Upon closer examination it appears that the inner part of the "V" on the new belt is more like a "U" which seems to indicate the old one just wore out. Bottom line-you were right. Thanks again !

  • jazdlz Apr 09, 2008

    I put on a new belt and it works fine now. Thank you ! The part that seems odd is that the original belt was the exact same size as the new one.Upon closer examination it appears that the inner part of the "V" on the new belt is more like a "U" which seems to indicate the old one just wore out. Bottom line-you were right. Thanks again !

  • rubyspider Jul 03, 2008

    My beater bar belt is loose and the bar doesn't turn. There is a black roller underneath the area where the belt goes onto the bar. Does the belt go underneath that little roller?



  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    progressive model 1163693502
    beater bar will not spin



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You need a new belt, they stretch after awhile and will slip.

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