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My vacuum requires the 38528-027 belt, which seems to no longer be available, and I can't figure out the new part # for it.

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  • ginabeanud Sep 10, 2010

    I should have been more specific with my problem. I want to go buy one at the store, but don't know which to get since the part # has changed. My daughter threw the broken one away so I can't compare it in person. I've checked the Hoover site and my vacuum is no longer listed. I was just hoping to find out what the new part # was so I could run to Target and pick one up. I found the customer service # to Hoover so I'll just call them. Thanks for your response!

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PN 3828040 replaces 38528-027. My vac uses the same belt. The various websites I've visited describe it as "harder to put on but longer lasting. There are some websites that still carry the original part.

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Can you provide the model or model number for you vacuum? Or go to http://www.hoover.com/ to find your new belt part number.
There are several web sites that appear to have the belt available, including those below:
http://store.buydirtbags.com/bdb5037be.html
http://www.nextag.com/hoover-belt-38528_-_027/compare-html
http://www.vacuum-outlet.com/belts/hoover.html
http://search.yahoo.com/search?ei=utf-8&fr=slv8-hptb5&p=38528-027%20hoover%20belt&type=

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