Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Why Won't My Vacuum Pick Up?

There are many reasons that a vacuum cleaner may not be picking up the way they are supposed to. Blockages, malfunctioning parts, leaks and more can cause your vacuum to not work properly, but the most common reason by far is a worn, stretched or broken drive belt.

Most vacuums have belts and most of these belts should be changed at least once a year if not more. Over time the belt wears and stretches. As this happens the belt slips on the motor shaft and dosen't turn the brush as well and that is why it does not pickup debris from the carpets.

Many people do not realize this because if you lift the vacuum up so the brush is off the carpet then it will spin (unless the belt is broken), so they think it is working. However, when you put it back down on the carpet the resistance of the carpet will stop the brush form spinning with the worn belt. It is also deceiving to look at a worn belt. If it is broken or damaged badly then of course it is obvious that the belt needs to be changed, but most of the time the belts look fine and are intact. You really can't tell the difference from a new belt and a belt that is stretched just by looking, you can tell though by the performance. So if you are wondering why your vacuum isn't picking up? Well it's probably time to change the belt! Get the belt you need for any brand, make or model at www.vacbelts.com.

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

How To Change a Dyson DC07 Belt

If you flip the Dyson DC07 upside down you will see:

First unscrew the 3 retainers (arrowed) they turn a quarter turn.

If your belt hasn't snapped pull it off the motor shaft

The brushbar can now be pulled out

With the new belt positioned on the new brushroll insert it into the hole and put the brushroll back in place. Than pull the belt over the motor shaft.

Last, replace the soleplate cover and tighten three screws

That is it! It probably took you about 5 mins. and you saved yourself money by doing it yourself. Now save some more money and get your belts at www.vacbelts.com!

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Vacuum Belts Explained

The vacuum belt is an essential component of your vacuum cleaner. Vacuum belts are responsible for transferring power from the motor to the brush roll, which then provides agitation to remove dirt and debris from your carpet. All vacuum belts are made out of special rubber compounds that are each specially designed for a particular vacuum model.

After a period of time the vacuum belt will wear and stretch, if it weakens too much it might even break. If the vacuum belt stretches or breaks it will not transfer power to the brush roll and will not remove dirt and debris from your carpet. There are many different styles and sizes of vacuum belts. Each vacuum model requires a specific style and size of vacuum belt to perform properly.

Replacing your vacuums belt is very simple process. If you have your local vacuum repair shop change your vacuum belt you can expect to pay double for the belt and anywhere from $25 to $100 for labor! Yes, you could be paying this much for a job that will take you 5 minutes and a couple bucks for a replacement vacuum belt. So why not save some money and change your belt yourself?

At www.vacbelts.com you can find replacement vacuum belts for all brands, makes and models. Here you will find the vacuum belt you need at the lowest price on the internet and a lower price than retail stores. At www.vacbelts.com you will also find how to instructions and downloadable manuals for most models. So save yourself some money get your vacuum belts at www.vacbelts.com.

***Remember to change your vacuum belt at least once a year to ensure optimum performance!