Question about Eureka Smartvac 4870 Bagged Upright Vacuum
Hi...I have a Eureka ''The Boss' SmartVac, model 4870D. In the carpet setting, the brush is not moving therefore it is not picking up dirt when used over carpet. The suction appears to be fine.
The floor setting works fine (as the brush does not spin anyways).
After repeated use the brush will become smooth where the belt loops around it and will no longer hold the belt as it spins.
Jury rig solution: wrap some double sided Scotch tape around the roller brush and then put the belt over that... this will give the belt something to grip as it spins the roller brush. When the tape wears out, just put some fresh tape on. I have done this for a couple years now with no problems.
I would imagine that roughing up the area on the roller with a file would also give the belt something to grip as well, but I haven't tried this myself.
I don't know of a permanent solution to the problem... I suspect they design the rollers to wear out so you have to keep replacing them every year.
Posted on Jan 08, 2011
I had the same problem and corrected it as follows: The reason for the brush not rolling is that the brush has worn off at the location where the belt turns the brush. Put a (or a couple) of layers of electrical tape around that spot. Avoid putting too much layers.
Posted on Jun 25, 2009
Your belt is probably broken or most likely stretched too much and needs to be relaced. This happened to me with my Eureka upright. Take the top cover off by removing the 2 screws. Pull the roller out, undo the belt and replace it. Even a mechanical moron like myself can do this. All of a sudden my carpets look like new.
Posted on May 25, 2009
The double-sided scotch tape solution worked beautifully for me. I did it about a year ago, and the rollers have worked perfectly since then with a weekly whole-house vacuum. Thank you!. No need for a new belt, which I had tried repeatedly with no luck. The rollers are just starting to show signs of stopping during vacuuming, and I'll be doing exactly the same. Really appreciate your forum.
Posted on Feb 08, 2013
It could be the belt, check to make sure the brush roll is not restricted somehow.
Posted on Jan 16, 2017
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