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Offline Rob Kay

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Are Non Genuine Belts Worth Fitting?
« on: January 21, 2019, 01:33:23 AM »
I see theres quite a few non genuine vac belts for sale and a bit cheaper than the genuine article, are they just really poor quality and not worth considering?


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Re: Are Non Genuine Belts Worth Fitting?
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2019, 07:56:45 PM »
For which brand of machine, Rob? It would depend on that and on whose belts really.

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Re: Are Non Genuine Belts Worth Fitting?
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2019, 10:48:25 PM »
Theres a few different makes i have for repair vax, russell hobbs power cyclone electrolux vitesse, theres some tesco branded..mostly older models at the moment.....  :'(

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Re: Are Non Genuine Belts Worth Fitting?
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2019, 11:01:08 PM »
Most of the aftermarket belts are OK. 4yourhome/Qtex ones are probably the best IMO.


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Re: Are Non Genuine Belts Worth Fitting?
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2019, 10:11:07 PM »
I reckon a good old non clutched dyson belt will fit 95% of those, they always do!

Otherwise pattern will be fine!

I rarely use genuine belts unless I happen upon them/its a collection/museum machine, although kirby's hate them! They slip and slide all over the place, never seen anything like it!

Your also lucky those machines dont use a silly toothed belt! Vax are good for toothed belts, mainly because they used about 3 variants for probably 5 years worth of shit. Miele? Try getting a toothed belt for a powerhead.... Sebo belts used to be well tricky and expensive to come by, probably because they dont usually break as the computer stops it getting that far

I've got some vitesse belts! Would cost me more to just post them than youll get a set from ebay posted for! Plus they'll come in handy one day. If you fiddle about with tat like that, buy a cheap job lot of random belts. Then, you can take 5 minutes, tip the box out and offer them up until one is the perfect fit! Then tidy up the box...
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Re: Are Non Genuine Belts Worth Fitting?
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2019, 10:25:41 PM »
Sebo belts used to be well tricky and expensive to come by,

We have all Sebo belts.

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Re: Are Non Genuine Belts Worth Fitting?
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2019, 10:50:02 PM »
Aye it's more well stocked than your dyson spares pages  :whist11:
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