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How do you remove the bottom plate, in order to install a new belt?

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    I can't figure out how to get the bottom plate off my vac either. It's lost suction and there's hair and thread wrapped around the brush. I need to replace the belt, too.

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On the top of the base right behind the bumper you will see 1 screw on both sides.take those out and lift the cover off

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This was very helpful. It took me no time to fix it.Thanks. Ruth

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Broken belt i need a replacement belt for eureka altima bagless vacuum


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The belt broke on my vacuum, how do i change it. the vacuum is a eureka model number 3041


Remove the base plate. It is held with screws accessible from under the unit.

Inside you will see the beater bar and the belt.
Remove the beater bar. This is self explanatory once you see inside the power head.
Remove the old belt.

Find a replacement from your local dealer or online.

Replacement is the reverse of removal.

This is a simple job you only need a screwdriver.

Good luck, please rate this answer. Thanks.

Mar 27, 2010 | Eureka Altima Upright Vacuum Model 2996AVS...

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I have a Eureka Altima and not sure how to change the belt?


1) Use handle release to lower handle
flat onto floor
2) Remove 2 screws from the front side of
brush roll cover
3) Lift and remove brush roll cover .
4) Remove brush roll and belt. Thread
new belt around motor shaft and
brush roll
5) Insert left end of brush roll first. Make
sure square on brush roll cap is in
place. Pull right side of brush roll to
stretch belt. Secure right end cap into
base.
6) Rotate brush roll 2 turns to center belt.
7) Replace brush roll cover
8) Replace 2 screws

And you can get the maual here.

http://www.eureka.com/service/manuals/80244.pdf

Good luck

Sep 27, 2009 | Eureka Altima Upright Vacuum Model 2996AVS...

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I have a Eureka Bravo! 7.0 vaccum cleaner, how do I change the belt


Turn the vac over so the brush is facing up.. There is a cover plate that surrounds the brush.. Take the screws out and remove the cover plate.. Pull up on the side of the brush that the belt is on.. Replace the belt.. The belt goes around the metal shaft and the brush.. Push the brush back in place.. It might be a bit tough going in because the belt causes some tension.. Put the cover plate and screws back in..

Good luck ! Please don’t forget to rate well ;o)

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How do I to change the belt on an eureka altima 12?


the belt is on the bottom right (looking at it from the front). the Eureka website does have the manual for download, http://www.eureka.com/service/manuals/80244.pdf

With the vacuum flattened (straightened) out, turn it over and remove the back roller cover, (2 screws) once off, the roller should just pop out on the opposite side (opposite from the belt). Don't forget to turn the roller to center the belt once you have it on.

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Looking to replace vac belt on eureka altima bagless upright


Hi Jim You should find the cross head screws on top of the hood - look below the duster and there should be a screw there, also another screw on the other side and two either side of the main floor head. 

Mar 05, 2009 | Eureka Altima Upright Vacuum Model 2996AVS...

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No belt


There are two screws on the top side just behind the Brush housing. Remove these two screws, one on each side, and the top plate can be removed. Then you can follow the directions above.
Hope that helps.

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