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Dirt Devil Reaction Vacuum belt replacement

I'm having trouble changing the belt. I've tried twice and the belt breaks, and there is a "burning" smell. I'm following the manual instructions, and my vacuum is only 6 months old. Any suggestions?

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  • jayparr Sep 10, 2008

    There is a burning smell and the belt wears quickly by the motor hook up

  • Brian Schoendorf Sep 25, 2008

    Used the vacuum for about a year with no problems except overheating sometimes. Now I can't get a belt to last more than a couple of uses. I replaced the sweeper roller and ordered belts directly from Dirt Devil. No luck. There seems to be too much play. Question? Should there be a gear or roller on the metal piece that comes out of the motor that drives the belt? Just putting the belt over the metal seems to give it too much room to move left or right.

  • jstaut Jan 09, 2009

    I have the same problem - it seems to be related to the switch used for vacuming bare floors.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    not picking up

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The manual is confusing - I had the same problem. Make sure you put the belt around the smaller motor axle, not the lever arm attached to the on/off foot switch. It's a bit counter-intuitive, but that was my problem with this. Jeff

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