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what kind of belts dose a eureka smart vac take
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Post# 180111   5/7/2012 at 06:49 (2,887 days old) by superj (cos cob,ct)        

help i need a new a new belt!i broke it on my moms smart vac

Post# 180120 , Reply# 1   5/7/2012 at 07:24 (2,887 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

Stick the name, model number and "belts" into google and it'll let you know... :)

Post# 180128 , Reply# 2   5/7/2012 at 09:23 (2,887 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
It takes belt type

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Post# 180131 , Reply# 3   5/7/2012 at 09:51 (2,887 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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I Know you guys had two smart vacs if its this one ,,, OUCH they are expensive but then again they hardly break 

Post# 180148 , Reply# 4   5/7/2012 at 13:54 (2,887 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
They are on

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eBay for $9.97 w/free shipping not too bad .

Post# 180153 , Reply# 5   5/7/2012 at 15:07 (2,887 days old) by superj (cos cob,ct)        

yep thats the vacuum

i buy belts @ my vac shop

Post# 180157 , Reply# 6   5/7/2012 at 15:20 (2,887 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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One of the best vacuums to come out of the Electrolux Eureka stable . $9.00 for a belt that's expensive a normal vac belt doesn't even cost a a dollar here. 

Post# 180161 , Reply# 7   5/7/2012 at 15:45 (2,887 days old) by piano_god (British Columbia, Canada)        
Re: Belt Cost...

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The Eureka 4870 series Smart Vac's belt is made of kevlar, not rubber like most flat belts.


And yes, I definitely agree that these machines are amongst the best to come from Eureka.  Other than the normal consumables (...and the occassional handle release pedal), these are reliable machines that can compete favourably to others that may retail for several times its price.

Post# 180165 , Reply# 8   5/7/2012 at 15:59 (2,887 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Kevlar belt 


yep but trying to explain that to a customer when its broken can be impossible sometimes, I have had a few customers throw out the machine because they refuse to pay for the belt , stupid , I really embarrassed a Kirby salesman who didn't want to take no for an answer with my one. My son Anthony in the pic ( 5 when that was taken ) used to be pulled around by the machine it was so strong 

Post# 180480 , Reply# 9   5/9/2012 at 19:50 (2,885 days old) by kirbylux77 (Orillia, Ontario, Canada)        
A good vacuum, but also has issues

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I have a green Eureka Smartvac 4870 that I found free at the side of the road last summer. It was missing one of the tools, needed a new HEPA filter as the one in it was from a smoker & reeked badly, & didn't come with the turbobrush. I must say though it's an impressive vacuum!

HOWEVER, it also has some issues that need to be adressed....


1. It comes with 3 separate on-board tools & a turbobrush....that's a HUGE plus when so many uprights come with a combo dusting/upholstery brush.

2. Large, easy to change bags.

3. Inexpensive running costs....generic HEPA filters can be had for $20, & bags are 3 for $5.

4. Extremely powerful suction & very effective carpet/bare-floor cleaning.

5. Very well-made, with thick plastics would be VERY hard to break this vacuum!


1. Too heavy! I find this vacuum is a beast to lift up, & very heavy when vacuuming. Considering I am 6 ft & 185 lbs & saying that I find it's hard to push, that's not a good thing! And I find many people I have talked to feel the same way.

2. It has lots of suction, but it also loses suction power quickly. I find in my home, I pick up lots of fine dust & sand, & not much carpet fibres or pet hair, & the micro-filter bags do clog quickly.

3. It doesn't have as much suction as the Hoover Windtunnel bagged vacuums. Considering they sell in the same price range, this is something they need to address.

4. The handle release pedal is VERY stiff to release into normal vacuuming position. I worry constantly about it breaking.

5. The on/off brushroll switch to turn off the brushroll is inconvenient to bend down & turn off....they should have put some sort of foot pedal for it instead.

If Eureka is smart, they will introduce a newer, more powerful motor for the vacuum, & make HEPA cloth bags available as well as paper micro-filtration bags. This would help the Eureka Smartvac compete more successfully against the Hoover Windtunnel in stores. I also think they would be smart to introduce a self-propelled version for people that feel it's too heavy, & re-design the handle release pedal so it's easier to use. Right now, as it stands, if I was looking at both these vacs in a store, I would be walking out with the Hoover Self-Propelled Windtunnel instead of the Eureka, primarily because of the weight & that the Hoover has more power & HEPA cloth bags. It's nice that the Eureka is a Sealed HEPA system, & the Hoover Self Propelled would have the disadvantage of a hose that is inconvenient to use with tools, but it wouldn't be enough to dissuade me from buying the Hoover over the Eureka, as there are optional extension hoses available for the Hoover.


Post# 180515 , Reply# 10   5/10/2012 at 06:52 (2,884 days old) by Blackheart (North Dakota)        
Style RR Cloth bags

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I know our walmart used to carry those they were in a blue box not febreeze some other brand but they were cloth style bags

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