How do I Fix a Eureka Capture Vacuum Cleaner Brush Roll?

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The brush roll on a Eureka Capture series vacuum cleaner is the part that sweeps the carpet, loosening dirt by agitating it, so that the vacuum functionality can take place. The nature of the beast is that the brush roll is in continual contact with the surface to be cleaned and consequently wears and needs maintenance. The brush roll should be cleaned periodically and replaced when worn. Fixing a Eureka Capture vacuum cleaner brush roll can be accomplished by following some steps.

Things You'll Need

  • Scissors
  • Replacement brush roll
  • Screwdriver
  • Unplug the vacuum and lower the handle flat onto the floor. Invert the Eureka Capture. Take a look at the brush roll. It’s the brush-like piece in the widest part of the underneath of the vacuum cleaner.

  • Look for hair, string, cotton or other thread that may have become wrapped around the roll and cause the roll to become obstructed. The roll needs to be able to turn freely. Cut the obstruction clear with scissors. Be careful not to cut the brushes themselves.

  • Try the vacuum cleaner again. If the vacuum continues to function poorly, take a look at the brush roll and look for wear. Incredibly short, uneven brushes or missing brushes on the roll require a replacement brush roll.

  • Lower the handle flat onto the floor again and invert the unplugged vacuum cleaner again. Remove the four screws at each corner of the underside of the Eureka Capture vacuum cleaner. Remove the brush roll cover. Remove the worn brush roll by sliding the belt off the end. Slide the belt onto the new brush roll. Insert the left end of the new brush roll into the vacuum first and then the right end. Rotate the brush two times to center the belt. Replace the brush roll cover and then the screws, replacing the screws closest to the brush roll first.

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