Question about Eureka Smartvac 4870 Bagged Upright Vacuum
I can't figure out how to get the belt on the motor shaft. I took the bottom of the vac off and i'm looking at a belt that I can't even get off to replace. How do I manipulate belt over shaft?
- NO WAY AROUND THE END OF THE DRIVE SHAFT TO REMOVE DAMAGED BELT.
Posted on Nov 30, 2009
There's nothing wrong with your motor. You are looking at the wrong spindle. One looks like a a half a spool of thread (chrome) and has no room around it for a belt. That's the wrong one. Look higher and you'll see another spindle a little wider than a pencil, probably marred with burned black rubber with about 1/2 inch of room for slipping the belt around it. It's hard to do, but you can make it easier using a screwdriver to poke it. Be careful not to cut the new belt with the screwdriver. Also be careful not to dislodge the little oddly shaped white felt thingies nearer the bigger spindle. They are the devil to get back in place. Be sure to remove all three screws from the cover when you begin so you can reposition the cover using the little "hooks" which go into slots. Otherwise the three holding screws will not be able to go all the way into their holes which makes the cover less secure. I had to figure this out through trial and error because the instructions on the vacuum cleaner were incomplete. Corporations don't hire engineers to help people fix their machines in the telephone. Often they are just quickly trained regular people with no experience. The assemblers did not make a mistake -- your motor did not slip out of place.
Posted on Aug 23, 2009
People take only the plate where the brush is off , you do not have to take anything apart ,take the belt put it over the shaft in the back that attaches to the motor, the belt justs rides over the silver spindle,to the brush in the front of the machine. i find that works , i hope that helps other people with the same problem.
Posted on Feb 01, 2009
Read Solution #2. This is what happened to my vacuum. This is probably the most common problem.
Posted on Dec 30, 2009
Have you pulled the roller out? Once you pull the plate off, the roller should pop out. Then you should easily be able to get a belt on or off the motor shaft.
Posted on May 05, 2008
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