Question about Vacuums
Hi, if you are able to get the bottom plate off and remove the brush assembly, the belt should come right off as at the brush end it slides around in to the groove and the motor shaft end fits on exactly the same way. When you grasp the brush, just lift off the belt and look for the other end that just slips over the motor shaft and set brush back in place. You can also leave the brush in place, raise the belt end just enough to slide the belt off the brush roller and it will slide right off of the motor belt shaft. The belt is small so you should have no problem spotting the motor shaft. If the vac is shutting off on overload this may be due to dirt and objects in and around the hoses or string and other things wrapped around the brush. I would give it a good cleaning with a stiff nylon type brush, check any filter it may have and make sure there is nothing that may be blocking the air way. This will or should take care of the motor drawing excess amps. Get back to me if you have any more questions or need my help. Please rate my thread for me, thank you.
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Posted on Oct 20, 2010
a belt on a vacuum cleaner is fairly easy. Following just a few easy
steps will produce the desired results. The procedure uses very few
tools and supplies. It is a good idea to change the belt on a vacuum
cleaner every six months, depending on usage. This will prevent the
belt from breaking during use, which can cause damage to the vacuum
- Check with the owner's manual to determine the correct size belt for your particular vacuum cleaner. There are no universal, one-size-fits-all belts, so be sure you have the correct size.
- Place newspapers on the floor. Unplug the vacuum cleaner and tip it upside down on the newspaper. Look for the screws that attach the bottom plate to the body of the vacuum cleaner.
- See what type of screws the vacuum cleaner has, Phillips head or flat head. Using the proper screw driver, turn the screw to the left to loosen and remove it. Remove the bottom plate. Wipe the area down with the rag to remove all dirt and dust.
- Locate the belt, which will be attached to the beater brush on one side or in the middle. Slide out the beater brush and remove the belt. Remove any tangled strings and debris from the beater brush.
- Slide the new belt onto the beater brush. Slide the other end onto the motor. Place a screw driver inside the belt by the motor to relieve tension on the bar where the belt attaches. Holding the screw driver in one hand, gently stretch the belt and slide the beater brush into place. When the beater brush is in place, remove the screwdriver.
- Wipe off the base plate, line it up with the screw holes and replace the screws. Plug in the vacuum and make sure it operates correctly.
Hope this solution has been helpful?
Posted on Oct 18, 2010
I would say that the belt is not the problem. It is more than likely the bearings in the roller brush. The roller gets hard to turn and causes the motor to overheat.
Posted on Oct 16, 2010
OK I found it!! Just click on the folowing link and go to Page 16 of the User Manual. It willexplain how to accomplish what your task entails.. ok?
And there you go... Hope I was able to help you out.. PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO RATE MY SOLUTION, OK? THANK YOU!! :)
Posted on Oct 18, 2010
Replacing a drive belt
1.Unplug the machine and flip it over so you can access the agitator brush.
2.Unscrew the bottom plate that holds the brush in place, using a screwdriver.
3.Lift out the brush by pulling the roller ends out of the slots in the vacuum base. If the drive belt isn't completely broken, one end will be wrapped around the agitator brush, the other around the motor drive shaft. Slide the belt off of each part. Take it to a hardware store to get a replacement.
4.Inspect the agitator brush before installing the new belt. Sometimes thread or hair will wrap around the ends or elsewhere on the brush roller. This can prevent the agitator from turning and cause a belt to fail prematurely. Cut any thread or hair with a sharp knife and pull it off.
5.Install the new belt. Slide one end over the agitator brush and the other over the drive shaft. Then reinstall the agitator brush. You may have to pull on the agitator brush to stretch the new belt a bit so the roller ends fit into the vacuum base.
6.Reinstall the bottom plate.
Clearing an obstruction
1.Inspect the hose, wand and cleaning tools to locate the obstruction. Debris often collects where one part plugs into another, or where the hose connects to the main vacuum housing. Remove the parts one at a time and remove any debris you find.
2.Clear any hidden obstructions by pushing a broom handle through the hose and wands.
3.Reassemble all the parts.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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