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Kenmore Imperial Belts??
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Post# 138632   6/5/2011 at 21:49 (4,654 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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Does anyone know what modern-day belt can be substituted for the original Kenmore (Bugeye) Imperial belt? After many years of being in storage, my Imperial is finally out of storage and in need of a new belt. The one it had looks fairly large and flat

Post# 138633 , Reply# 1   6/5/2011 at 21:52 (4,654 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Can you give us an approximate size. I have a friend with one and could ask what he uses too. I believe it uses a similar belt to delco machines.

Post# 138639 , Reply# 2   6/5/2011 at 22:02 (4,654 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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It's too stretched out of shape to tell what it is supposed to be....perhaps when re-formed into a perfect circle....about 

3 3/4" across, and about 1/2" wide....??

Post# 138646 , Reply# 3   6/5/2011 at 23:52 (4,654 days old) by HooverCelebrity (Germany)        

Perhaps a Dial A Matic power-drive belt?  Not the agitator belt, but the one that controls the power drive?  Or a Hoover Elite belt, or even a Dial A Matic agitator belt.  those are all somewhat narrow, and vary in diameter.



Post# 138648 , Reply# 4   6/6/2011 at 00:01 (4,654 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

I think it was the elite or dam belt that worked. That sounds quite familiar. I sent my buddy an email asking about it.

Post# 138654 , Reply# 5   6/6/2011 at 00:34 (4,654 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

John, it seems to me that Stan used Hoover Elite belts in his Imperial but won't swear to that. You might get one and see how it fits.

Post# 138721 , Reply# 6   6/6/2011 at 15:54 (4,653 days old) by super-sweeper (KSSRC Refurbishment Center)        

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could you give a picture please?

Post# 138750 , Reply# 7   6/6/2011 at 19:38 (4,653 days old) by truckerx (Palm Springs, CA)        
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Take the old belt to a vac store and match it up with one slightly smaller allowing for the stretching that has occurred.

Post# 138855 , Reply# 8   6/7/2011 at 03:57 (4,653 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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Thanks, all. I will see what works. The DAM power drive belt rings a bell...

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