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1. Make sure you're replacing with genuine Filter Queen belt.
2. Avoid vacuuming items that will roll up on the brush. This creates stress on the belt and will weaken and/or break it.
3. How frequently? "Frequently" is a relative term. On some vacuums, once a week is "frequent", on others, twice a year may be.

Posted on Aug 23, 2010

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The power nozzle is not working and the belt seems to be in place. The motor is running fine and I can use other attachments


There are a few problems with this head which we frequently encounter.

One, the motor get's clogged up and the brushes get stuck in the motor.
The red top circuit breaker fails, and under load, the motor will stop.

Take the 2 wires off of the breaker in the power head, and short them together to find out once you have cleaned out the motor which will be a mess inside.

The belt if worn will not operate the power head if you put your foot on it and see if the brush spins.

The belt is a major problem as well as the replacement of the motor.

The motors are 45.00 CAD and belts 4.00 Cad.

The yoke on the power head also gets clogged and needs cleaned out.

Try these procedures and I hope all works out for you!

William R!

Feb 21, 2015 | Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

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Electrolux Vacuum Renaissance Power head brush won't turn


if it is making a humming sound but not turning you belt is broken, if it is not check the reset switch (little res button) if that doesnt work check the connections between the cord of the powerhead and the wand, the wand and the hose, and the hose and the vacuum
give the hose itself a good look over sometimes the wires up by the grip break in the casing

Mar 12, 2014 | Electrolux Vacuums

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On a Kirby sentria the metal spool sticking out that goes into hose or power head becomes extremely hot and left burns marks on brush tube. It only gets hot when using power head. I checked all adjust


Check the brush roll to be sure it's spinning free too much drag can cause that to get hotter but usually it would break the belt. That spindle will get hot from the friction created by turning the belt and from the motor's heat. They'll just get hot, any brand that spindle will be hot after running it. It's just how it is.

Feb 05, 2013 | Kirby Vacuums

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I can smell a burning rubber type smell coming from my dc07 i. i've switched it off but what can the problem be and can I fix it myself?


More than likely it's coming from the belt in the power head. Due to some difficulty in taking the power head apart and reassembling, I do recommend taking it in to a shop. Getting the tension of the belt correctly is very important. Too tight and it will break the belt, or even cause the motor to burn out sooner than expected by making it work harder. Too loose and you'll have the problem you're having now, and will have to replace the belt again.
Also, hair and thread or dirty bearings on the ends of the roller brush will result in the belt burning out/breaking faster.

Jan 18, 2011 | Dyson DC07i Bagless Upright Vacuum

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My Epic 6500 power head will not turn on. Had to push the reset many times the last time it ran, and now it will not turn on. Help!


Does the power nozzle motor come on? Is it just that the brush won't turn? If it's just the brush not rotating, the belt probably broke and needs replaced.
Is the brush clean? If not, clean all threads, etc. off.
Check all wire connections for breaks, cracks, and discoloration. Power nozzle to wand, wand to wand, wand to hose. If any of those are found, that part, and probably the one it connects to. will need replaced.
Ensure all connections are snug.
Internal wiring, including connections, could be bad. This would include wiring in the power nozzle, wands, hose, or canister.
Reset or hose switch could be bad. These would need replaced.
Power nozzle motor could be bad. Generally the belt will break before the motor burns out, but it's possible it's didn't.
For any internal repairs, including belt replacement, the entire vacuum should be taken to an authorized Aerus Electrolux dealer. The service technician can also troubleshoot and find the problem. This is generally done at no charge.
You've got a great machine, and with proper care and maintenance it should last for years to come.

Dec 22, 2010 | Electrolux Epic 6500 Vacuum

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Can't replace belt roller want turn after putting belt on


First make sure the belt is centered properly. If it's not, the belt will break before you've even used it. Depending on the model of vacuum, there should be a reset switch on the power head, or back of the machine.

Dec 20, 2010 | Eureka Vacuums

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My power head on my Kenmore canister sweeper dont work right.How do I get it apart and fix the problem?


Try pushing the reset button on the top of the power head first. There is a protection system on Kenmore canisters that protect the belt from breaking, and if something was vacuumed up into the head, it will cause this reset switch to activate to protect the belt. On the top of the power head look for the a small red button, or a grey button that says overload protection switch, and push down on it.

If the power nozzle lights are coming on, and the machine is making noise, then this means that the belt may be off inside the head, however if you're not getting any power, and the head light is not coming on, then this is probably a bad hose on the unit.

I have written a detailed repair on how to replace the belt on the Kenmore canisters on Fixya, just follow the link below. The only difference on the one I helped repair and yours may be the that the screws are actually located on the bottom of the power nozzle rather then underneath of the headlight cover. The other steps will be the same, just unscrew the screws on the bottom of the power head.

Here's the link:
http://www.fixya.com/support/t4499227-need_replace_belt_in_kenmore_vacuum

Please let me know if this didn't fix it, and I'll help you walk through this further and help you diagnosis the power head further.

Thanks,

Chris J.
GoVacuum.com

Apr 13, 2010 | Kenmore 23612 Progressive PowerMate Bagged...

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See were to put the swr driver on both sides and not sure where to pull up


Hello,

I'm pretty sure you're asking about a Kenmore canister vacuum,

Here's what you'll need to replace a belt on a Kenmore2_bing.gif canister vacuum:

- Phillips Head Screw Driver
- Flat Head Screw Driver

There are two different types of belts2_bing.gif that are used on a Kenmore Canister. One of them is called a cogged belt, which has little teeth on the inside of the belt. The other is called a serpantine belt, which looks like a car belt, and has little grooves on the inside of the. You'll be able to tell which on yours takes after opening up the power nozzle.

This is the Cogged or Geared Belt with little teeth inside the belt:
Kenmore Canister Geared Belt for Canister Vacuums

This is the other Serpantine Belt that has little grooves on the inside of the belt:
Kenmore Canister Serpantine Belt for Canister Vacuums

Here's how you can replace the belt on your Kenmore Canister vacuum cleaner2_bing.gif. First, before taking apart the power nozzle to change the belt, try pressing the overload protection system reset switch. This overload protection feature is designed to shut off the power nozzle if something gets stuck in the brushes, to prevent the belt from breaking.


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Step 1. If you're power nozzle is a square shaped nozzle like the nozzle that I took a picture of above, then you'll need to first remove the headlight cover before you can access the roller brush and belt. Simply squeeze both sides of the headlight housing, and while squeezing, lift upwards with your fingers exactly where my fingers are located in this picture:


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Step 2. After the headlight cover has been removed, you'll see two screws underneath of the headlight cover, directly in front of the neck of the power nozzle. You'll need to remove both of these screws. I have circled these screws in red:


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Step 3. After both of these screws have been removed, turn the power head upside down, so the roller brush is facing upwards. You should see writing that points to an area to put your flat head screw driver. You'll need to put the flat head screw driver down inside of the nozzle, and pry the top blue housing from the black bottom housing. Here's where the screw driver should go on the left side0723429.jpg:

Here's a picture of the screwdriver prying off the right side:


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Step 4. Now turn the power nozzle back over on top, and remove the top housing of the nozzle. You may have to push the handle release pedal in order to take the top housing off.

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Thank you very much,

Chris J.
GoVacuum

Apr 07, 2010 | Vacuums

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The machine will not suction - it will spray and spin the brushes but will not suction - the power is going to the machine, but it will not suction.


Disconnect the suction hose. While running, check the suction port if it works, by putting a piece of paper. If the paper is taken in, then it is oK. Now, check the suction Hose for breaks or opening before the suction head. Breaks or opening breaks the suction power at the suction head. Loose connection between the suction pipe and the suction port also must be check as this will also cause the same
problem. You may need to replace the suction hose
to correct this problem,
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Sep 27, 2009 | Eureka Atlantis 2590A Wet/Dry Vacuum

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Why does the belt keep breaking as soon as I turn on the vacuum?


Hi Have you got the correct belt? If its breaking then the brush end caps or something is clogged. If you can get into the floor head ensure you look at the actual brush roll to see if there is anything is clogged or trapped. Remove all matter of dust and see if that works.

Mar 23, 2009 | Eureka 431A Optima Bagless Upright Vacuum

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