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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
How To Replace Brush Roll Belt
NOTE: Turn off the switch and unplug the electrical cord
before replacing belt. Belt pulleys can become
hot during normal use. To prevent injury, avoid
touching the motor shaft when checking the belt.
1. Lower handle to floor to change belt.
2. Loosen, but do not remove, two screws to release hood.
Lift hood to remove.
3. Lift left end of brush roll.
4. Remove and discard belt.
5. Place new belt around motor shaft.
6. Place belt around brush roll pulley.
7. Align left end cap with base. Push end cap
securely into place.
8. Pull right side of brush roll to stretch belt.
Secure right end cap into base.
9. Rotate brush roll to seat belt.
10. Replace the hood. Make sure hood front is
behind furniture guard. Hood should seat
onto self-locating screw tabs.
11. Tighten screws.
You can goto this website enter in the model number 4688 and you can see detailed pictures of how to change the belt as well as print off a new user manual.
Posted on Feb 14, 2008
It should be a standard Eureka U belt. That number you have is not a good number. Most repair shops should have this one. The R belt is a real thin and different material.
Posted on Mar 11, 2008
very simple under all three screws in the front (two on sides and one in back) once open--you can take off that panel...take brush out...take old belt out...put new belt on..around brush..place both inside...and make sure belt is around that little pole thing towards the back close panel, replace screws
Posted on Jul 24, 2008
SOURCE: belt change for eureka capture
Lie the vacuum down so it's completely flat, the back of it facing up. On the bottom of it, on the grey plastic, there are instructions. They say, to access the belt, remove the screws numbered 1, 2, 3 & 4. Then look at the four corners of the bottom of the vacuum and you'll see these numbers. You may need a flashlight to actually see the screws because a couple of them are pretty deep inside the plastic. Loosen them with a long shafted, Phillips screwdriver. Stand the vacuum back up and the screws should just fall out. Then you can easily pop off the cover to change the belt.
Posted on Feb 07, 2009
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