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My Hoover UH70015 keeps shutting off. I know it has a turn off if it gets overheated. Howver, I looked at the belt and it looks stretched (maybe because it got overheated?). How to I replace the belt myself? I can get the bottom plate off and the brush roller off, but can't tell how to unhook the other end of the belt.

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  • Judy Allison Oct 16, 2010

    So I shouod replace the brush roller instead?

  • Judy Allison Oct 16, 2010

    Sp should I replace the brush roller then?

  • Judy Allison Oct 16, 2010

    There isn't anything to speak of there, but I cleaned them off. The problem seems to be that the brush roller turns quite freely but there's space between the belt and the track it goes in, so you can spin the roller without the belt moving, either direction. Thats' why I thought the belt might be stretched.

  • Judy Allison Oct 17, 2010

    How do I get to the motor drive shaft after I take the bottom plate off? It is totally covered. I see nothing that would be a release to gain access it to it.

  • Judy Allison Oct 17, 2010

    How do get the belt off of the motor drive shaft? After I took off the bottom plate to remove the brush roller I see no way to gain access to where the end of the belt is that hooks around it.

  • Judy Allison Oct 17, 2010

    I have gone through my owner's manual. I have looked at various manuals and videos online for my model and others. However, the instructions in my manual only says remove the brush roller and belt with no instructions on how to remove the end of the belt that is around the motor shaft.

    And the video instructions are not using my model in the demonstrations. I can tell because my model (I believe is the UH 70015) does not show the indicator for the motor getting too hot and it shows a red latch to reveal the end of the belt that goes around the motor drive shaft and my vacuum does not have such a latch. I really believe the belt is stretched, but I can't get to the end on the motor shaft. Any suggestions? If you cannot see the thread I've been on with other experts, please let me know. they have not been able to answer this.

  • Judy Allison Oct 18, 2010

    I'm afraid that we aren't at "There you go" just yet. If you'll notice this page says nothing or shows nothing about how to remove the belt from the motor drive shaft. I got everything on this page figured out by myself, but nobody is helping me understand how to get the old belt off and the new belt on the motor drive shaft.

  • Judy Allison Oct 20, 2010

    I need to know how to disconnect the belt from the motor drive shaft. The owner's manual tells me remove it but not HOW. Can somebody help me, please????

  • Judy Allison Oct 22, 2010

    So there's nothing else that needs to come off the bottom, right? I have to hook the belt around the motor drive shaft using the screwdriver?

  • Judy Allison Oct 23, 2010

    Well, even before I was talking with anyoneI was doing everything you said up to the slide the brush roller into the new belt because I can't get the old belt off to replace it. It slides on fairly close to the motor and the shaft is about 3 inches long. Even using a screwdriver there is no way to remove the belt without taking something else off. When I try to use screwdriver, it won't move toward the motor (and I don't think it would come off that way anyway) and the shaft is too long and covered so that I can't even push the belt to the end of the shaft. What else can I do????? I've been at this a week and my house is getting dirtier by the minute. :)

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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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Changing 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 cleaner.
- 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?

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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.

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    Rodney Clark Oct 16, 2010

    No. Just clean the ends of the roller where the bearings are. Hair and strains of carpet get caught up in the bearings and make it very hard to turn. You can also use some oil and oil the bearings.

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    Rodney Clark Oct 20, 2010

    You will have to lay the belt flat to get it out.

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    Rodney Clark Oct 20, 2010

    The shaft will have a small space at the top or bottom. Whichever way you look at it. You will have to lay the belt on its side to fit it through the small space at the end of the shaft.

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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?
http://www.hoover.com/pdfs/manuals/UH70015.pdf
And there you go... Hope I was able to help you out.. PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO RATE MY SOLUTION, OK? THANK YOU!! :)

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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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  • Jayant Jha Oct 17, 2010

    Refer your user manuel for details.

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