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Introduction

This repair may be necessary if the brush roll is not spinning. The belt is tight on the roll and may require some force to remove it.

  1. Open the garage door by sliding both of the release buttons away from you. Lift off the garage door.
    • Open the garage door by sliding both of the release buttons away from you.

    • Lift off the garage door.

  2. Remove the plastic screw covering using a metal spudger by pushing the sharp side into the crevice and prying the cover out. Remove the plastic screw covering using a metal spudger by pushing the sharp side into the crevice and prying the cover out.
    • Remove the plastic screw covering using a metal spudger by pushing the sharp side into the crevice and prying the cover out.

  3. Turn the T10 Security Torx screwdriver counterclockwise to remove the 15mm screw. Turn the T10 Security Torx screwdriver counterclockwise to remove the 15mm screw.
    • Turn the T10 Security Torx screwdriver counterclockwise to remove the 15mm screw.

  4. Use the iFixit Opening Tool to pry the side of the vacuum open.
    • Use the iFixit Opening Tool to pry the side of the vacuum open.

  5. Remove the side component with your hands.
    • Remove the side component with your hands.

  6. Remove old the belt from the two gears by prying it off using the metal spudger. The new belt will be very tight and difficult to put back on. In order to reinstall, start with the belt on one gear, then slowly rotate the other gear, pushing on the belt and allowing it to catch the teeth.
    • Remove old the belt from the two gears by prying it off using the metal spudger.

    • The new belt will be very tight and difficult to put back on. In order to reinstall, start with the belt on one gear, then slowly rotate the other gear, pushing on the belt and allowing it to catch the teeth.

  7. Repeat on the other side of the vacuum.
    • Repeat on the other side of the vacuum.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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8 Comments

Thanks… Would have taken me forever to figure out how to get to the belts…!!!

Mike Babb - Reply

Wonderful directions and a great help, thanks. However one important factor was left out, the part number for the belts.

Dave Orr - Reply

Where to get the carpet brush belt? What would the belt size be?

Silver Dominator - Reply

Add me to the rest. I also want a belt. Does anybody ever respond to these questions?

I’m hopeful we can find a source

ShellyB

shellyb -

Just been told by shark that you cant buy the belt in the UK and you have to buy the whole new head at £60!

What a rip off! Wont be buying a Shark again!

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