How to Change the Belt on a Shark Vacuum Cleaner

By Andrew M. Boone Updated December 19, 2020

How to Change the Belt on a Shark Vacuum Cleaner

How to Change the Belt on a Shark Vacuum Cleaner

Free yourself from the hassle of calling a service representative because changing a faulty vacuum cleaner belt is no sweat along with being economical. This is particularly true if you have a Euro-Pro Shark Vacuum Cleaner. Euro-Pro Operating has been facilitating the consumers with efficient vacuum cleaner models, and Shark is one of their popular brands.

Shark vacuum cleaners are equipped with a rotating brush that helps in pushing off dust and dirt particles from different surfaces for easy pickup by the vacuum cleaner. The small engine in the cleaning head has a belt attached that makes the rotating brush works swiftly. Unfortunately, you might know that older Shark Vacuum models didn’t have an emergency cutoff. As a result, if something tricky gets the rotating brush clogged, you will have a broken belt at your hands.

However, the company has boosted the life of the appliance by adding a defensive feature. Now, the engine with its emergency cutoff feature protects the belt from wear and tear. The brush will stop working when it’s clogged, thus protecting the belt. This will not damage your belt. Though, in case you have an older model, replacing the belt is not a problem.

Easy Steps to Change Your Vacuum Cleaner Belt

Are you ready to fix the belt? Here are the easy steps that will help you change the belt in no time:

1.Making the Arrangements

Firstly, make sure you have the correct belt that can replace the older damaged one. Now, remove your vacuum cleaner from the electricity source and lie it down safely on the floor. This way you can see the bottom from where the belt is accessible.

2.Reach the Belt to Replace It

Spot the screws holding the plate with the inner mechanism. You will often find 3 or more screws sometimes hidden behind the hose connection or wheels. Now, remove the roller cover, panels, and electrical connector to reach the belt.

Take out the rotating brush from the opposite side that is away from the belt. Now, you can slide the brush out easily from the other end that is attached to the belt. You can now reach the belt by getting it off from both the roller and the motor shaft.

2.Clean the Rotating Brush and Change the Belt

As you have the rotating brush in your hand, clean it from dust, hair, and debris. However, make sure you don’t harm the bristle in the process. You can now put the new belt in. The side of the new belt with the letter visible should be facing upwards.

Adjust the belt so that the motor shaft holds one side and the other holds the rotating brush securely in place. Now, put the cover and panels back into place with screws. Test whether the belt is moving properly.

Check also our guide about Shark vs Dyson comparison.

Always make sure you have a spare belt with you. This way, you can replace the older belt when you feel the need. Make sure you check the rotating brush and the belt every once in a while to keep the vacuum cleaner working properly.

About the Author

Andrew M. Boone

Andrew is the Performance Marketing Manager at The House Wire, covering new articles on home design and DIY projects. He is a seasoned writer with a passion for what he does. His prior experience in content creation makes him excellent at leading The House Wire's team of content creators, editors, and developers.

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