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Vacuum Roller Brush Drive Belt Replacement

How to do-it-yourself instructional on replacing the drive-belt on the power roller-brush head on a Filter Queen Majestic vacuum cleaner. [Vacuum quits]Today on Repairs101 we're going to be changing the drive-belt on the power brush head for this vacuum cleaner -- the Filter Queen Majestic. As with any repair on any appliance you want to disconnect its electrical supply before you get started. disconnected the power supply first and I've taken the power head off the wand to make it easier to deal with. it's all predictably bound up with hair so you want to and cut and pull at it. want to get these screws out. These screws are going to take the cover off. But what we want is take off the bottom plate so we can access roller brush. going to need a Phillips screwdriver. The technical term for this is recessed cruciform but it's known universally as Phillips. got the two screws out and it pulls off like that. the company has provided: to adjust belt and brush or to adjust worn brush, instructions. There's the belt. "Well there's your problem right there, Verne." Of course now in order to replace this belt I am going to have to take off the top cover. going to remove the brush. It's all bound up. the most important part in removing the belt you want to be sure that you're keeping all the spacers and all the little end pieces indexed in the same position. you'll see this has a unique shape will only fit one way. you want to make sure that it goes back in the same way it came out. once you've got the brush off you just take off the top cover. take the cover off by removing these screws. take those put them aside and flip the top cover off and that gives us access to the drive shaft. the drive motor and its drive shaft. And that's what we're trying to get access to. before the belt you're going to want to examine the brush itself. And if you give a little roll test to the ends, this one's moving nice and loose. Pull it off and you can see there's some crud. looks like been greased not too long ago moving pretty good. This other end is very stiff. Pull that off it's all bound up with hair. peel that out of there. get in there with a screwdriver grab a seal pick if you've got one but this screwdriver's working fine. put a drop of tenacious oil in. Remember what I said about these pieces here how they're unique you've got to keep them in the same place. they will only index in one direction. on the end of the axis are these cards that you can peel off like that. They ride in this groove which also fills with hair and needs to be. Digging away at it like this. Pull on it like that and then once that's clear you can put this divider back on look at the other one as well. Nowhere near as bad but just give it a little dig with the scissors. this is routine maintenance for a machine like this, you want to get a lifetime out of a machine it's a very expensive to purchase. And this is the kind of maintenance you can do on it to ensure that you will get a lifetime of use out of your appliances. brush has to go in the right way to accommodate for the belt drive area. when you've got your brush cleaned he dividers here and the end bearings then ready to put it back the first thing put the new belt on because it's going to have to fit through here and reach back to the motor. So that it all drops right in end to end ... you're going to line that end up and come over here and line this end up drops in like that -- oops -- that goes in that slot just like that. the roller's been put back and the belt is here. I don't like fumbling with things, put these floor rollers back and see they snap in to place right there and the other one came right apart, but I'll just put the axle back in and then snap it right back. very loose fitting. now I'm going to put the bottom plate back on just to make sure all that stuff stays in place reattaching the belt. bottom plate held on with these two screws. Spin those back in. when you're driving the screws home keep in mind what I always say about torque and that is don't over-torque fasteners. you've got steel screws biting into a plastic housing. And in a contest between steel and plastic steel will win and it will destroy the plastic and then you'll have nothing left to bite into. got the roller in place, flip it over. drive belt here right in front of the drive motor and I'm just going to give it a tug with my little Phillips head screwdriver. hold onto it like that, pull it over, slip it on and it's in place. it will self-centre. You can see it's self-centring. light-bulb is burned out now would be a good time to change it. It's a spring loaded bayonet mount. Same kind in old automotive. bayonet style mount push in and turn pull out, push in and turn to mount. Four more screws and we're done. Here we go. I'll just spin down the last screw. all I need to do is reconnect the wand, connect the power source, I've already plugged the machine in.[Roller brush whirs] Sweet.
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