How to Change the Belt on a Self-Propelled Hoover Windtunnel

Sherrie Voss Matthews

As you are vacuuming, you hear that horrid squeal. Or worse, a snap. The belt on your self-propelled Hoover Windtunnel needs to be replaced. Rest easy, you do not need to shop for a replacement, as this is a relatively easy fix.

Replace the Belt

  1. Unplug your vacuum. Spread newspaper on the floor where you are working, as dust may scatter as you remove parts. Lay your Hoover Windtunnel down flat on the paper with the front of the vacuum facing the floor.

  2. Remove the plate from the vacuum's underside. You will see four screws or two clips that attach the plate to the vacuum. Set the parts aside. Different models use flat screws (one slot) or Phillips screws ("x"). Check and see which screws your vacuum uses.

  3. Removing the plate will give you access to where the belts are running. Remove the old belt from large pulley, carefully noting how it threads around the unit. Replace it with the new belt. The lettering on the belt should face out.

  4. Ease the new belt over the motor shaft. Place the other end of the belt over the large pulley closest to the front of the vacuum. Roll the pulley toward the front of the vacuum to firmly secure the new belt.

  5. Put the vacuum back together. Replace the back plate with four screws (or lock clips) tightly.