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Replacing vacuum belt


i have a hoover runabout ....the belt broke and i can't get the bottom off (other than break it off) to replace the belt...I took the brush off but the whole plastic bottom won't come off, there are no screws....this vacuum is at least 10 years old but i have never had a problem with it...i love it.....please help me fix this...........

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  • buckshot12 Jan 26, 2009

    I have the same problem. Its a good vacuum that I hate to have to throw out.

  • lorareyes Jan 27, 2009

    Hoover Runabout unable to get bottom off to replace the belt!

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thanks for your concern...........a friend of mine said you very carefully have to pry the top off and you can get to the belt.............it worked and i didn't break anything.........it now works fine............thank you again.

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1. Place handle in operating position and turn cleaner over so bottom side is up.

2. To remove bottom plate, insert end of flat screwdriver into wide area of right-hand slot and push handle of screwdriver to the rear.Repeat in left-hand slot.

3. Lift extension of bottom plate, rotate plate and remove from cleaner body.

4. Remove agitator and broken agitator belt.

5. Slip agitator through new belt. (With lettering toward outside of cleaner) and position belt in belt guide. Push end of belt into opening in cleaner body. Reposition agitator making sure to align flat sides of projection on belt end of agitator with flat sides of slot in cleaner body.

6. Place the three tabs on bottom plate into slots in front of cleaner body. Snap bottom plate into place over agitator.

7. Remove hood by turning cleaner over and removing nozzle control knob on front of hood -- grasp knob and pull up.

8. Place handle in operating position and turn cleaner over. Insert end of flat screwdriver into one of the four slots beside an arrow on bottom of cleaner.

9. For slots nearest the rear wheels, push handle of screwdriver toward cleaner handle; for remaining two slots, pry outward to release latches.

I0. Turn cleaner over and lift off hood.

Il. Stretch new belt onto motor pulley.


Extra effort may be required to stretch new belt onto pulley.


Turn agitator, making sure the belt is not pinched between agitator and cleaner body. The belt must rotate freely inside the belt guide. If agitator does not turn, remove bottom plate and reposition belt in belt guide.

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I have a Hoover Vacuum Cleaner, Runabout Supreme, on which the belt has broken. I purchased a new belt, part number 38528-040.
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