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Roller and Belt

The belt won't turn the roller when on carpet. Use to but now all the belt doesn't spin with the shaft from the motor and it smells like burnt rubber when sweeping.

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I have had this vacuum for about 5 years now. You need to change the belt every 6 months. Walmart sells a bag of 3 replacement belts.

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Sometimes it's the bearings in the roller.. Take it apart.. Checck to see if the roller turns freely when the ends are heald. You may need a neew roller with new bearings... Been there done that.

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I replaced my Bissell vacuum cleaner belt with a Bissell belt. I ordered it from them so I know it's the right one. I replaced it and the roller won't spin and the belt smells like it burning.


Beckiande485:

You will need to unplug the vacuum from the wall, lay it down so you can see the bottom of the vacuum head and remove the bottom plate (foot plate) Probably philllips head screws. pull up on the roller (called the beater bar). The beater bar will come straight up. Disconnect the belt and check the fittings at the ends of the beater bar... I'll bet that they don't spin easily (The fittings have roller bearings in them, and the roller bearings get gunked up with hair, carpet fibers and dirt). Pull the end fittings off of the roller and remove all of the hair and carpet fibers off of the end of the beater bar and the fittings and out of the bearings. Check to make sure that the roller bearings spin freely. If they do not spin freely, put some rubbing alcohol in the bearing (you can pour it onto the bearing and spin the bearing manually until it spins freely, or you can use a spray bottle with alcohol in it as I do. Once the bearing spin freely, dry them out so no alcohol remains in the bearing, then a drop or two of light machine oil (3 in 1 oil will do) in each bearing and spin the bearing again to distribute the oil. Now would be a good time to check for any clogs in the vacuum head where the hose connects, and check the hose for clogs. Reassemble the beater bar and reinstall it in the vacuum with a new belt, reinstall the foot plate.

Your machine should run like new.

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Belt keeps breaking, but motor turns easily by hand on bissell powergroom, burnt rubber smell as well.....


Something is preventing the roller from spinning when in contact with the carpet. This causes the belt to stop turning and the motor shaft spinning in one spot causes the belt to burn and break. The protective guard could be damaged or not installed correctly, preventing the roller from spinning when the vacuum is upright. Also, if you are vacuuming a pet, check for fur or hair jammed in all the likely places and some unlikely ones too

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Motor runs, brush won't turn, burning rubber smell


Easy to fix. The burning rubber smell is hair in the roller against the belt! Congrats, you have a healthy vacuum, you are lucky! Unplug the vacuum, remove the screws that cover the belt and roller brush. If you are nervous, take pictures with a cell phone or digital camera as you go for re-assembly. ok, pull the long roller out of it's slot and out of the vacuum. cut all hair off the roller and carefully move the belt from side to side to do the same. If the belt slips off, it slips back on easily. If the area is too tight for fingers guide it back on with any long thin wooden object. You can squeeze the belt to narrow it and slide it back over the thin metal rod that spins it from the motor. Slide the roller through the belt and back into it's slots. If it won't slide back on, turn it a quarter turn. Repeat till it does slide back into place. Put the face plate back on-tighten screws, flip it over, plug itr in and it should work!

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Eats belts immediately


HI There,

Usually when the belt breaks immediately, this indicates that your roller brush has gone bad and needs to be replaced. I have never seen the motor shaft being damaged and causing belts to break before. When the roller brush can't spin because it's bearings have worn out, the motor shaft continues to try and turn the belt, but since the belt can't spin the motor shaft at that point burns right through the belt.

To make sure that it's your roller brush, remove the brush from the vacuum cleaner, and hold it using just your two pointer finger tips, holding just the bearings caps at the end of the bar, and not the bar itself.

Try to spin the brush using your thumbs. Does the brush spin freely without resistance? It should spin completely around 3-4 times on each spin. If it doesn't spin, then your bar is bad.

If the brush doesn spin, and it continues to break belts, this means that the belt is being installed incorrectly, and is being pinched by the roller brush. Pull the belt forwards after installing to make sure the brush spins freely.

Hope this helped you,

Chris Jones
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The belt is intact but the aggitator doesn't spin anymore. Had a horrible rubber smell, went to change belt. Not the problem. Anyone know what could be wrong? Dirt Devil bagless w/dirt indicator


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a little always make sure your filters are clean.but the biggest problem will be with the belt and the brush roller.if it smells like wires burning then its probably the motor .reach up under the front where the roller is but unplug first and see if you can turn the roller by hand.if it turns real freely then the belt is bad.there should be a little drag o the roller when you turn it. i would take the bottom open depending on what kind of vacuum you have and take the brush roller out and clean it real good.holding the brrush try turning the ends and see if they turn easy,if not there is probably carpet strands or hear wrapped around it in the inside of the ends,if you can't turn the roller you need to buy a new roller.if its just the belt replace the belt but before you do clean the motor shaft usually when a belt goes bad there is burnt rubber still on the shaft ,if you don't clean the shaft your new belt will not last long

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