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I need to know the correct belt for my Eurecka Boss 4870 Refurbished. Every time i put the belt on it brakes.

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The correct belt for this machine comes in a package. It should be Eureka Style R belt. (61110-A)

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This is the correct belt. Anything else will just snap right away.
Good luck.




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Thank you for posting your problem to this website. If I hadn't seen that others were having trouble, I would have just given up. I hope this long post helps someone that was in my situation.

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