Vacuums are such a boon for our day to day life, they have made cleaning so much easier and more efficient and less time and energy consuming, but then time to time they break down and need little repairs. One of the most common causes for such break downs is that the vacuum belt formed a defect due to wear and tear or it might just get overheated or wrongly placed blockage from the brush roller.
Getting a Vacuum Belt replaced or changed costs so much that it feels like buying a new vacuum would be the easier way out but you can also change the Vacuum Belt by yourself in very simple steps.
Things required to change a Vacuum Belt:
- A new Vacuum Belt (Make sure you buy the one suitable for your model of the Vacuum Cleaner.)
- A screwdriver
How to Change/Replace a Vacuum Belt:
1. Unplug the Vacuum Cleaner and turn it upside down.
You should unplug the Vacuum Cleaner before anything to make sure there’s no electric current danger. After unplugging it, keep the vacuum on a table or a work station to make accessing it easier.
2. Remove the Bottom Plate and the Old Belt.
To remove the Old belt, you’ll have to start with removing the bottom plate to open the vacuum. Bottom Plate usually has only 4 to 6 screws which would come off easily using the screwdriver. The old belt must be around the vacuum top near the mouth and the brush roller. Find the old belt attached to the motor using your hands and remember the positioning of the belt.
3. Take out the Brush Roller.
Take out the old belt and the brush roller. You should also clean the roller before butting it back in as it might create a blockage.
4. Install the New Vacuum Belt and put the roller back in.
At the position of the old belt, put the new belt around the motor and the brush roller, make sure it’s not too tight but is firm enough around the roller to not come off and break again. Putting the roller back in its place would be harder than it was taking it out because of the tension due to the new vacuum belt. You might want to make sure that the belt is properly inserted and is allowing the roller to run freely.
5. Screw the Bottom Plate back.
Screw the Bottom Plate back in and your vacuum belt is replaced making the vacuum good as new again!
Now turn the vacuum on and ensure the vacuum is working fine and if it isn’t, your belt isn’t fixed and you’ll have to repeat all the steps again.
That was How you Change a Vacuum Belt yourself and save yourself the electrician fees.