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New main belt alignment for Hoover Windtunnel Mach 6.1. Belt moves 1/4 inch towards of vacuum cleaner and will not stay aligned on the V convex guide pulley

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New main belt alignment for
Posted by donlee300 on July 29, 2008
New main belt alignment for Hoover Windtunnel Mach 6.1.
Belt moves 1/4 inch towards of vacuum cleaner and will not stay aligned on the V convex guide pulley.

Hello,
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. It is possible that you may have a broken or cracked motor mount and the motor has shifted and that could be the reason that the belt is not running straight and aligned properly – if you have the vacuum less than one year – something like this would be covered under the Hoover factory warranty and to contact an authorized Hoover vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or to call the Hoover factory cust serv @ the phone # listed below. So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions.

http://www.hoover.com Telephone
Contact our Customer Service Department at 1.330.499.9499
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. - 7 p.m. EST

Thanks, Don the Vac Man
Go Ahead. Use Us.

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