Brush roller belt broke and all replacements are too large. I've bought 2 belts,both hoover,correct number,and they don't work.
There seems to be a little plastic wheel like thing in the way. The wheel thing will move, like it's on a spring.Can you help?what am I doing wrong?
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I am wondering if you have purchased the correct belt- there are two belts on your machine. Go to this site and have a look at the belts there. Also, if youno longer have your manual you can download one from this site with your MODEL # and it should have instructions on installing the correct belt. Good luck to you.
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We have recorded a ver convenient video on how to replace the belts on your Hoover Windtunnel Self-Propelled Upright Vacuum Cleaner. We also explain how to do regular maintenance on the roller brush to prolong the life of these belts. It's best to replace both the thin belt, and the fat belt, Parts 38528034 and 38528035 at the same time.
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If you turn the vacuum so the bottom is facing up you will see the base plate that covers the roller brush. There will be four screws (usually phillips head), remove the screws and the base plate will lift off. You now have access to the roller brush and belt. Lift the roller brush up and remove the old belt. Place one end of the new belt over the motor shaft and the other end over the roller brush and put the roller brush back in place. Now simply replace the base plate and you're done! This models requires Hoover belt #
38528033 (single) or Hoover belt #40201160 (2 pack). You can get this belt at www.vacbelts.com.
when you released the end to slide the new belt on it allows the tension roller to slide into the wrong position. Remove the top so that you can see the roller, at the left side of the roller mechanism there is a screw, loosen it enough to allow the roller to return to the correct position.
There is a belt tensioner that maybe not contacting the belt when you tilt the handle back, It is either jammed and not moving up and down freely or it is broke. Look down below the belt, there should be a small wheel, that has to contact the belt.
hi, In order to to replace the V belt the one that turns the brush, One must take off the bigger belt " drive belt" that goes over that hugh wheel towards the back. When a belt gets stretched they will not turn the brush very well. If you have bought replacement belts the bigger belt Drive comes 2 in a package. Then you have your little V belt that helps turn your roller brush over. Yes the belts don't last long on my hoover. For kpatr22101 When you rpelace that V belt it goes over the roller brush into a little groove on the brush and then over a plastic round wheel then you must put on that bigger drive belt that must fit over that hugh wheel towards back and smaller on in front. Yes it is hard to get on. the I hope this helps. Cindy G.
Yes it could be the belt or the "Bearing Assembly". I had the same problem with a vacuum I got from a friend. 1st I replace the belt,but when I turned the vacuum on I could smell something burning and then the belt broke in half. I then realized the brush roller was stuck in place and would not turn even with force applied. I later found out that 1 of the 2 Bearing Assembly's was worn out,when a Bearing Assembly is worn out the brush roller can not spin. So now it looks like I need to buy a whole new brush roller,unless I can find a place that sells the Bearing Assembly for part number 61445-1,which is a roller brush for a GE Wal Mart vacuum.