How to Change the Belt on a Hoover Encore Supreme

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The Hoover Encore Supreme vacuum cleaner is a canister vacuum. The power nozzle rests at the end of the wand attached to the vacuum hose. Inside the nozzle is a roller brush that rotates via a belt attached to the motor -- the motor pulley belt, model number 38528-011. The simple design of the nozzle allows anyone to quickly access, remove and replace the belt without a lot of tools or professional assistance.

Things You'll Need

  • Screwdriver set
  • Unplug your Hoover Encore Supreme vacuum.

  • Disconnect the power nozzle from the wand. Turn it over so that the bottom points up.

  • Unscrew and remove the screws near the edges of the bottom of the nozzle. Take care not to remove the screws arranged in the shape of a triangle near the center.

  • Flip the nozzle over so that the top cover faces up. Grasp the back edge of the top cover, and lift it to remove it from the nozzle.

  • Remove the motor pulley belt. If the belt has broken, simply pull it away from the nozzle. If the belt hasn't broken, slide the top portion from the motor pulley, lift up the roller brush on that side of the nozzle, and slide the rest of the belt off. Set the belt aside for disposal.

  • Slide the new belt over the end of the roller brush and into position. Grasp the belt, pull it up to the motor pulley, and slide it into place. Lower the roller brush, rotating the plate at the end of the roller as needed until the brush rests in its original position.

  • Rotate the roller brush by hand to make certain it will rotate smoothly with the new belt.

  • Reattach the cover onto the nozzle, and return it to its original position.

  • Turn the nozzle over. Reinsert and tighten the screws. Reattach the nozzle to the wand, plug in and turn on your vacuum, and use it as needed.

Tips & Warnings

  • Never replace the belt with the vacuum plugged into an electrical source -- electric shock or other injury can result.
  • Never use the tip of a screwdriver to push the belt into any position. You can fray the belt, decreasing its life.

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