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I think the belt is not hooked up in the performance window.

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I keep replacing the belt and keeps melting and breaks. what do i need to do? everything else is working, the little piece of metal that hooks on the belt gets too hot and melt the belt

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First you need to remove the metal cover to expose the brush roll assembly. Push up the plastic cover connected to the foot pedal to expose the motor shaft. Remove the brush roll assembly and simply hook the belt on the motor shaft first then pull back the brush roll and push the brush roll back to the slot. There's a small piece of plastic on the left hand side of the brush roll. This piece would go in after the brush is set in the slot. Finally, replace the metal cover.

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make sure the belt is in the middle before u put the head onto the vax front. turn the nozzle to red to hook the belt on . should be easy if the belt is int he middle space and up not down.. the the hook should hook onto the belt quite easily.. put the head onto the vax front and turn to green for go. the green light should be on if u put the belt on correctly .

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How to change the belt on a Hoover High Performance upright vacuum cleaner

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How to change the belt
How to change the belt on a Hoover High Performance upright vacuum cleaner

I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure.
Most of the Hoover upright vacuums service from the bottom and to start remove the bottom plate, that should expose the belt – if this is the case, some Hoover’s might be self propelled, if not the self-propelled vacs have 2 belts and the non self propelled models have one belt – so remove the belt(s) and then lift up on the brushroll and slide the belt onto the belt pulley then take a screwdriver tool with a hook on the end and stretch the belt onto the motor shaft – once this has been done the track the belt(s) and it should straighten out and run straight, re-install the bottom plate, plug in and test. If you cannot get @ the belt from the bottom the look for 2 or 3 screws – remove the screws and the top cover will lift off and then follow the procedure mentioned above… Questions? Please feel free to contact your local vacuum dealer in your area or in the yellow pages or contact the Hoover factory for more details. Telephone
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I can't get the new belt on my kirby

I can't get the new belt on my Kirby

I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure.
The Kirby Vacuum has a removable head and bottom plate and the belt is hooked on by a hook inside of the Kirby head of the vacuum. You need to slide the belt onto the Kirby brushroll to the center and the dial in front of the Kirby vacuum does rotate to the right – so @ this time you would dial the belt clockwise and the inside hook will pickup the inside belt and continue turning the dial / hook until it stops – look inside to see if the belt in on the fan shaft – if it is then install the bottom plate back on the vacuum and then install the head back on the Kirby or if it is newer the head is already on the motor assm.
Plug in the vacuum and if the belt stays on and the brushroll is tuning you have done it right – if not reverse the situation, unplug the vacuum and start over with the procedure. The hook will dial the belt onto the fan pulley if done correctly. Example: try to turn the dial on the front of the vacuum to see hoe it works and the way the dial will turn so that the procedure will be easier. The dial does turn hard when dialing the belt onto the pulley. Contact Us by Phone
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Brush belt came off my Bissell ProHeat

take the bottom cover off the machine so you can see the brush that the belt drives, you have to take the brush out next. slip the belt on the brush then set the brush back in you should see where the belt hooks up to the motor, now heres the trick they are all different here some belts are put on where they are straight like a car it just loops both sides. put it on this way first if the belt is very loose when installed this way, it means you might have to twist it half a turn for it to be on right, you will be able to tell though. because if its loose it wont turn the brush. i think you can handle it.

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1. If you are not used to a Kirby, you may not realise that the agitator brush is supposed to be adjusted to the correct height every time you use the cleaner (the optimum height is different on every different carpet). To do this, you use the two foot operated levers on the left hand side of the unit whilst holding the handle. One lever lifts the brushes to the maximum height above the floor (the larger one I think). Start with the machine in this location and then operate the other lever a single click at a time until you hear the brushes "growl" on the carpet. The aim is to keep this growling as constant as possible whilst you vacuum. If you drop it too far, the growling stops, which means that the brushes have stopped rotating and you have gone too far - lift them again and drop to correct height (probably one less click than last time). If you've done all this, and still have a problem, proceed to: 2. Check that the drive belt is in good condition. To do this, lift the hood (the headlight bit), rotate the belt hook so that the red arrows line up. You can then remove the front nozzle by flicking the small lever over. Look inside the round-ish hole and check tha the belt is there on the hook. It should be tight and not show any signs of thinning. You can release the belt hook to allow you to roatate and isnpect the whole belt. Make sure it is back on the hook before repalceing the nozzle on the main body. If you need to change the belt, remove the nozzle head, turn it over so that you are looking at the bit which is normally facing the floor. There is a cover which is removed by operating two levers. Once you have done this, release the old belt from the hook (if it is there at all!). It is worth checking that the roller does rotate at this stage - if it does not, then its bearings are seized and you'll need to free them or buy a new roller. You can now pull out the wooden roller with the brushes on it, but first note the orientation of it and also the number of notches inscribed in the plastic end caps - you'll need to put it back in the same way when you have replaced the belt. Belt replacement is just a case of pulling the old one off and dropping the new one on in roughly the same position. Before putting it back together, remove and hairs/fibres that are wound around the brush. Reassembly is the reverse of dismantling. Once the metal cover is back over the brushes, check how much brush is protruding past the metal cover. About 4-5mm is the optimum I think, but someone else may know better.... You can increase or reduce by taking the metal cover and brushes off again and putting the brush roller back in with a different number of notches showing at the ends. Hopefully when you get it all back together again you'll now have a working machine. Hope this doesn't sound to complex - it is actually a very simple operation when you try it and every step has been designed to make it easy for an end user.

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Belt replacement

The belt handle should be turned so the red arrow is lined up. Then make sure the belt is hooked on the inner assembly handle. Reconnect the vaccum assembly to vaccum and turn handle to allow green arrow to align and the belt is hooked on motor rod anmd your ready to vacuum.

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