How to Replace a Shark Vacuum Belt

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How to Replace a Shark Vacuum Belt
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Shark vacuums produces an entire line of vacuum cleaners to fit any need. From upright vacuums to canisters to lightweight models for home or business, they are quickly becoming a brand of choice. No matter how wonderful a vacuum is, if it is an upright that operates with a belt, at some point that belt is going to need replacing. Replacing a Shark vacuum cleaner belt is quite simple.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Replacement belt
  • Flathead screwdriver

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  1. 1

    Unplug the vacuum from the power source.

  2. 2

    Push the handle lever so the handle is laying flat on the floor, then flip the vacuum over so you have access to the bottom of the vacuum cleaner.

  3. 3

    Locate the locking screws on the brush and belt cover on the bottom of the vacuum. Turn the screws counterclockwise with a flathead screwdriver. This will unlock the screws. The number of screws will depend upon your particular model of Shark vacuum.

  4. 4

    Lift up and remove the brush and belt cover to gain access to the belt area.

  5. 5

    Lift up one side of the brush roller and then the other side. Slide the old belt off the roller and out from around the pulley.

  6. 6

    Insert the new belt around the pulley, and then slide it over the brush roller. Snap the roller back into place.

  7. 7

    Turn the brush roll by hand a few times to make sure the belt is lined up properly.

  8. 8

    Replace the brush and belt cover and lock into place by turning the screws clockwise.

Tips and warnings

  • While you have the roller brush removed from the vacuum cleaner, this is a good time to clean if of excess hair and string that has gathered over time.
  • See your user's manual for more specific directions.
  • Always make sure the vacuum is powered off and unplugged before replacing the belt, and make sure it is still powered off before plugging it back in again.

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