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Offline NikGrey

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Vax Air 3 Belts too long?
« on: October 15, 2018, 04:53:24 PM »
Hi All, I have a bit of an odd one today - a customer brought in a Vax Air3 in with some belts she had purchased from the Vax Website.

The Brush Bar will spin if its off the ground but as soon as it meets resistance it stops, so of course without even looking further I knew it was a belt problem - probably wrong belt and too big.

The Belts I have are 3M-207-6.5, so 207mm long and 6.5 wide. I clearly need a smaller belt - more like 190mm long but the nearest I can find is a belt for a U89 which is 201mm long.

The Machine in question is a U87-AA-B

The current belt is just skipping over the motor pulley, they are toothed belts.

Anyone else ever come across this dilemma?
I own and Run a General Repair Shop in Norwich. In the Summer Months I repair Garden Equipment & Winter Time is Vacuum Cleaners.


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Re: Vax Air 3 Belts too long?
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2018, 09:10:31 PM »
We match Vax belts visually with whatever we have comparing them to the old ones.

Vax make so many machines that even they dont know what fits what. Distance buying Vax belts and parts generally is a minefield.

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Re: Vax Air 3 Belts too long?
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2018, 04:26:48 PM »
What an absolute pain Vax continue to be.. I found a 3m-189-6 which is the nearest out there - its meant for a different machine so we will see. ::)
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