How to Identify and Fix Common Vacuum Problems ?

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Because vacuum manufacturers do not share a standardized naming system for vacuum belts, using your vacuum`s model number is the best way to ensure an accurate belt order.
Vacuum belts are responsible for turning and operating many of the integral components of your Hoover vacuum cleaner, including the brush roller.
Most Belts are normally measured from where the belt leather folds at the buckle end to the middle hole at the tip end and are usually stamped on the back of the belt with the size example 32, 34, 36 etc.
An easy way to determine belt size is to simply “add 2″ to your off-the-rack trouser size. For example, if you wear a 36” waist trouser, then a 38-belt size will be a safe bet. Most will find this simple formula works best for pants worn at a traditional height–close to the natural waistline.
Underneath the cleaner is a brush bar that is driven by a rubber belt. It spins around sweeping and beating the dirt out of the carpet and up into the cleaner. The belt will stretch and wear out so it should be replaced once per year or sooner as a precaution if you feel the cleaner is not sweeping up effectively.
Replacement Brand Designed To Fit Hoover Wind Tunnel Belts 13″ and 15″ Models, Fits: All Wind Tunnel Non-Self Propelled Machines, 3 Belts in Pack.
What is a Good Suction Power for a Vacuum Cleaner? An upright cordless vacuum cleaner should have at least 100 air watts to effectively clean a variety of floor surfaces, with the best Samsung vacuum cleaner reaching up to 210W*.
A vacuum cleaner gets power from a regular electrical socket, with the average upright design requiring between 450 and 3000 watts. However, the most often used versions use around 1400 watts, equivalent to approximately 1.4 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity each hour.
Next to the motor, the belt on your vacuum is just about the most important part of your vacuum. Without the belt to spin the brushroll, most vacuums won`t pick up on carpeting at all! If your vacuum uses a rubber belt, check it once a month for cracks, melting, and especially, slippage.
Multiply the inch measurement by 2.54 to find your belt size in cm. Men`s pant sizes are usually one size smaller than their belt size. For example, a 36-inch waist will correspond to a 38-inch belt size.
1 1/2 inches wide

For men, our most common belt configuration is a 1 1/4 inch belt tapered to 1 inch (1 1/4” x 1”) with a 1 inch buckle set. Most men prefer a wider belt, 1 1/4 inch or 1 1/2 inch. Both widths work fine with jeans or khakis. However, a 1 1/2 inch belt is too wide for most dress pants.

40mm (standard)

This width fills the loops of your jeans nicely and has a suitably weighty feel against both denim and other casual trousers. You can use this width for almost all but the most formal of occasions, it is extremely versatile.

The drive belt, also known as the fan belt, provides power to many important components located near the front of the engine. The drive belt powers the alternator, water pump, power steering pump, and AC compressor. Each of these components contains a pulley where the drive belt wraps around.
Belt types. All power transmission belts are either friction drive or positive drive. Friction drive belts rely on the friction between the belt and pulley to transmit power.
For most cars, the belt will be located at the front of the engine. When checking the belt, always make sure the car is switched off and cooled down. Your belt should be inspected with each oil change. Mechanics will normally check the belt to ensure no significant damage has occurred.
Most modern, fuel-powered cars have two drive belts, the serpentine belt and the timing belt. The timing belt opens and closes engine valves in conjunction with a vehicle`s pistons and allows the crankshaft to turn the camshaft.
There are two belts you need to be familiar with when talking about car maintenance — the serpentine belt and the timing belt. The serpentine belt winds through your engine and carries power to several key components, including the alternator, air conditioning, and power steering pump.
A: The drive belt is very tight and somewhat difficult to install. Q: These belts break after about 5 uses. I vacuum every day.
So a 1000W vacuum cleaner will use 1 kilowatt (1000 Watts) of electricity in 1 hour. The point here is that it is a consumption measurement, rather than a power output measurement… it tells you nothing about suction. If you want to use more electricity, then use a vacuum cleaner with higher wattage.
Air watts refer to the number of watts used by the vacuum cleaner to carry a unit of air through an opening or nozzle. The higher the air watts, the higher the suction power.
The suction capacity indicates how powerful the vacuum cleaner is, and the air volume indicates how much air the vacuum cleaner is able to move. The suction power adds up the suction capacity and the air volume and indicates how much power the vacuum cleaner has.
As a central vacuum manufacturer we use the 120 and 240 volt motors. The 120 and 240 motors will not be adversely affected if used with lower voltages. The 120 volt motor will be fine on 110 volts. Likewise, a 240 volt motor will be fine on 220 or 230 volts.
The capacity of a home use vacuum cleaner can anywhere start from 2 litres which can go all the up to 10 litres.
A regular sized household vacuum cleaner will use between 500 and 3000 watts of energy, an average best selling model will use around 1400 watts. Click calculate to find the energy consumption of a vacuum cleaner using 1400 Watts for 10 mintes a day or 70 minutes a week @ $0.10 per kWh.

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Hoover WindTunnel Self-Propelled V Belt
ANSWER : I had this same problem with the V belt on my Hoover Vaccuum..
.There are three (3) basic things that will cause the brush roll not to spin..
.1. When handle is upright, brush roll is OFF..2. When switch is set for HARD surface, brush roll is OFF..3. Broken/worn FLAT belt or V Belt, brush roll will not spin.
.I noticed that the brush roll was not spinning when my vacuum was set for CARPET. After removing the cover I noticed that the V belt was loose, I thought the belt was worn so I purchased a correct replacement belt and installed it, but the new belt was also loose and when I turned the large flat belt pulley it did not turn the V belt pulley at the same time..
.I double checked the surface setting and I had the vacuum switch set for carpet, but still when I released the handle out of the upright position the brush roll would still not spin..
.My aggravation finally led me to this posting on FixYa’s website..
.The first thing I did was checked the screw to the left of the V belt as suggested by ejmjr5 and this did nothing to solve the problem or create more tension on the V belt, even when the upright handle was not in the upright position..
.After playing around with the surface setting control switch/nob I notice that when I moved the switch out of the HARD surface setting and over to CARPET, I had thought that the switch was set for CARPET as it visually appeared, but I was not pushing the switch over hard enough to click it into the CARPET setting mode..
.VOILA, the brush roll now spins correctly even though the V belt seams to be too loose for the pulley..
.You really have to force the switch into the CARPET setting. Be sure that you hear the switch/nob click into place..
.Now you can effectively clean up after that hangover of a party!.

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Windtunnel belt I have a new Hoover Windtunnel canister. The belt keeps coming off. It happened a couple weeks ago (several times after putting the belt back on) so I assumed I might need a new belt as it might have dried out at the store. I ordered new belts and today I used it for about an hour and the belt came off again, twice. There doesn’t seem to be anything to hold the belt on the stem as it seems to slip off. I have tried it centered, to the left and to the right….can you help. I am v
ANSWER : I’ve successfully used a compatible belt – Royal 104425001 .It’s still new, but for the time being at least – it works.

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We have a Hoover upright vacuum cleaner, model Core 7. There is a switch that turns on and off the brush drive. This operates via a cam with a bearing putting pressure on the final drive belt to engage the brush head.

My brush head is not turning and with the lever set to engage the drive there is still considerable slack in the final drive belt.

There appears to be only a bearing deflecting the belt, should there be a pully or other device mounted on this bearing? There is so much slack a

ANSWER : Yes, there should have been a white plastic sprocket on top of the bearing – in its channel the belt would sit. Unfortunately no parts are available for this unit that can be bought retail – only available by order to dealer repair shops....
Unfortunately to fix it you must send it to one and that would be more expensive than a new one. Just junk this chinese POS and buy another chinese POS.

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The belt on my Kirby G3 wore out, and I bought replacement belts from two different sources–one an official Kirby supplier and one a store brand. Neither belt is long enough to catch the belt lifter when it is rotated and to reach the drive shaft.
ANSWER : Kirby has only had 1 belt from day one. sometimes you do need to push the belt up to catch the belt lifter

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Is there any way to repair or replace the belt GUIDE on the inside of the belt compartment of a ’97 Hoover Wind Tunnel (not self-propelled)? It became twisted when a belt broke and now the belt rubs against it and sounds really weird, and I’m sure new belts will continue to break.. This guide is a long piece of molded material (part of the compartent wall) to keep the belt from coming off the pulley. It also had a sort of metal clip on it. It was loose and I took it off because of the way the pa
ANSWER : Honestly you should take it to a they can fix any vac.

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I am looking for a wiring diagram to install a touch/dimmer switch by “Comfort” mdl # RH-934B – Darjung Ind Ltd.
It has a standard lampcord (two wires) coming from it as well as one white, one black and one yellow wire.
The original touch/dimmer switch (no identification on it) had one white, one black, one red and one yellow – no lampcord.

Thank you very much for your help!

ANSWER : The black and the white will go to the lamp ,eg,output.The yellow is the sensor wire which should be firmly attached to the metal base of the lamp

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Need a replacement drive belt for my hoover lark u4043 not sure about last no. it’s an old machine, but this one is in perfect condition, minus the drive belt.
my local vacuum specialist says they can’t get them anymore. where can I get one or a suitable alternative?
As you know the Hoover Lark was more or less a rebodied Hoover Junior. The U4043/ (are you sure its not U4034?) model should use the same round drive belts as the Hoover Junior 1346 so youre looking for the old rubber ring type belts which are circular rubber rather than the flat types (usually ribbed) for the later 1980s U1104 series. You can find these types almost anywhere these days as these cleaners go on for ages.

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I have a hoover wind tunnel model# u6476-900 and I’m having trouble replacing the belt. The extra belt that came with it was belt # 38528-035 and it’s smaller then the old one and I’m having a hard time putting it on. Is this the right size belt?
ANSWER : Yes it is the right belt. the easiest way to get that belt on is to put it on the motor shaft first, stretch and start at the top of the self propelled pulley and rotate til the belt tracks on. you will need to keep pressure on the belt while you rotate the pulley. make sure you install the 38528-034 first before the flat belt

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