Wondering why your vacuum cleaner is not suctioning or why the roller brush has stopped rotating?
Most likely, you have a broken or damaged vacuum belt. Either your belt is not spinning, or it has a tear. Without a belt, a vacuum cleaner cannot work.
So you should immediately replace your worn-out vacuum belt with a new one. But you can make a temporary vacuum belt with duct tape at home without incurring extra costs.
Keep reading for a step-by-step guide on how to make a duct tape belt for your vacuum.
🤔How Do You Make A Vacuum Belt Out Of Duct Tape?
Making a vacuum belt using duct tape is an easy DIY option. You can create yours within minutes using items available at home.
👉🏻 Here’s what you need to make a temporary vacuum belt:
😀 How to Make a DIY Duct Tape Vacuum Belt
Continuous vacuum use for a long time decreases the tension of vacuum belts, causing them to break. Follow these steps to replace the damaged belt:
A duct tape vacuum belt is a quick fix for a broken vacuum belt. It is weaker than a rubber belt. Therefore, it can snap off if you try to clean a heavy carpet. So, it is only a temporary fix.
👨🏻🏫How To Replace Vacuum Belt?
Before learning how to replace a vacuum belt, you should know when to replace it.
😲 How to Know if Vacuum Belt Is Broken & Needs Replacing?
These signs could mean you need to replacement of your vacuum belt:
Below is a step-by-step guide to a vacuum belt replacement.
👉Step 1: Dismantle the vacuum’s bottom plate
Unplug the vacuum cleaner and carefully put its topside on the floor, such as with its bottom facing up. Gently remove the vacuum’s bottom cover plate. You will see the brush and the vacuum cleaner belt.
👉Step 2: Examine the brush roller and belt
After you have access to the brush roll and vacuum belt, remember to take a picture of the placement of the roller and belt. It will ensure you can assemble the vacuum properly after replacing the belt.
👉Step 3: Take out the roller and old belt
One end of the vacuum belt is around the brush roller, while the other loop is around the vacuum motor shaft. To remove the roller, you must slide it from the vacuum and free it from the vacuum belt’s loop. Remove the other end from the motor shaft to pull out the damaged belt.
After removing the roller and belt, take a cloth to clean the insides of the vacuum.
👉Step 4: Change the new belt with the old one
To add the new belt, loop one end around the brush roll and the other around the motor shaft. The arrangement of the belt should be similar to the placement of the belt before removal.
👉Step 5: Carefully install the brush roller into the vacuum
Once the new belt is secured properly, you can return the brush roller to its original position. While inserting the brush roller, don’t let the vacuum belt slip out.
👉Step 6: Screw the cover back together
After checking the placement of the components, you can put the bottom cover of the vacuum back on. Then, screw it tightly with the help of a screwdriver. With this new belt, your vacuum is as good as new.
Give a test try to the vacuum cleaner by running the brush roller by hand to check if the belt is functioning before closing the cover.
Also Read: Why Is My Vacuum So Loud and Vibrating?
🤯 Why Does A Vacuum Need A Belt?
A vacuum cleaner needs a belt due to the following reasons:
So if you try using vacuum cleaners without a belt:
📝Keep in mind that:
💡What Can I Use Instead Of A Vacuum Belt FAQs
Can you vacuum without a belt?
No, you cannot vacuum without a belt. A vacuum belt helps the brush roller spin, which sucks dirt and other debris from carpets. Without a belt, no suction occurs, which reduces the vacuum’s cleaning efficiency.
Can you use electrical tape to fix a vacuum belt?
Yes, you can use electrical tape to fix a vacuum belt temporarily. Take a cylindrical container and wrap the electrical tape around it such that the sticky part of the tape is outside. Increase the thickness by wrapping the electrical tape multiple times. Now, you can replace the broken vacuum belt with the electrical tape belt.
Can you superglue a vacuum belt?
Yes, you can super glue a vacuum belt as an easy and quick way to fix a vacuum cleaner belt. You can use rubber straps (your safety goggles will come in handy here), cut them to fit the vacuum, and finally, use super glue to attach both ends. Let the super glue dry before fixing it back in the vacuum cleaner.
Can a vacuum cleaner belt be fixed?
Yes, anyone can do vacuum cleaner belt repairs at home by making DIY vacuum belts.
How to replace a vacuum belt?
To replace a vacuum belt, unscrew the bottom cover of your vacuum, take the roller out, and put one end of the motor on the spigot and the other on the brush roller. Now, set the roller back into the vacuum and close the cover.
Adarsh is a Health Science graduate with expertise in environmental health and wellness. He is a Neat Freak who constantly looks for ways to keep his surroundings clean. At Clean Homies, Adarsh is focused on researching and sharing information on how you can maintain hygiene at home for a happy life.