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Need a replacement drive belt for my hoover lark u4043 not sure about last no. it's an old machine, but this one is in perfect condition, minus the drive belt. my local vacuum specialist says they can't get them anymore. where can I get one or a suitable alternative?

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As you know the Hoover Lark was more or less a rebodied Hoover Junior. The U4043/ (are you sure its not U4034?) model should use the same round drive belts as the Hoover Junior 1346 so youre looking for the old rubber ring type belts which are circular rubber rather than the flat types (usually ribbed) for the later 1980s U1104 series. You can find these types almost anywhere these days as these cleaners go on for ages.

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