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Vacuum Repair Question
« on: June 07, 2018, 06:04:06 PM »
I have an old vacuum that worked well until recently.  I figured out that there may be a small part missing, but I don't even know what it would be called to try and replace it.  Anyone here know enough to take a crack at it?

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Re: Vacuum Repair Question
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2018, 11:56:30 PM »
Here's a photo of what I'm trying to fix:






When I turn the power on, the part that I labeled BELT DRIVER SPINDLE just turns and turns, and melts the belt.  Is there some piece that goes over the BELT DRIVER SPINDLE that needs replacing?

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Re: Vacuum Repair Question
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2018, 07:31:36 AM »
Maybe caused by motor heat from hair, dirt, previous melted rubber getting down into motor/spindle causing friction/heat.


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Re: Vacuum Repair Question
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2018, 07:38:24 AM »
must be missing a gear wheel or a tensioner.

does the inside of the belt have any teeth or is smooth?



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Re: Vacuum Repair Question
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2018, 12:54:31 PM »
If there is not a missing part, maybe need to clean the spinning part, etc. and oil lightly.  Then see if one of the sandpaper thingies from a Dremel would slide on spinning post (may need drop of  glue on post) to give some grip on the belt.  Do you have a vacuum cleaner store/repair shop near you?  They might be able to help.

My household is running a fifteen year old Panasonic.  I will check the driver post this weekend and see if it has a gear on it.   Will let you know.


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Re: Vacuum Repair Question
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2018, 02:12:40 PM »
Thanks, guys.  Tensioner is probably the word I was looking for.  The belt is smooth, and I just can't fathom that it's supposed to be driven by that metal spindle.

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Re: Vacuum Repair Question
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2018, 02:16:28 PM »
yeah, there must be a pulley or tensioner that fell off.