How to Change Out a Brushroll and Belt for Any Prolux Upright Model

May 28, 2019

How to Change Out a Brushroll and Belt for Any Prolux Upright Model

How to Change Out a Brushroll and Belt for Any Prolux Upright Model

Today we’re going over how to change a belt and brushroll on a Prolux Upright model. We show a 7000, but this technique works for a 6000 all the way up a 9000.

Important Safety Tips

  • Always make sure your machine is unplugged and the power button is turned off, before servicing your vacuum.
  • Always make sure your hands are dry and free from moisture before servicing your machine.
  • Be sure to wear gloves when servicing your machine to prevent any cuts or scrapes.
  • If you are uncomfortable working on your vacuum, please don’t hesitate to contact us at and we can help you through the process or you can send it into us to fix it for you. 


  • Phillips head screwdriver
  • Replacement belt
  • Replacement brushroll (if you need one, email us at


To remove the brushroll and belt you will need to press the foot release pedal and turn your vacuum upside down.

This will give you access to the underside so that you can remove the bottom plate.

 Remove the two screws and side them aside in a safe location.

Then, lift off the metal bottom plate and set aside.

While you’re in there you should check for any clogs or debris stuck in the vacuum, like in the orange funnel and grey tube. You can also remove any clumps of dirt from under the brush roll.

To remove the belt, lift up the flap that protects the motor.

Use your fingers and slide the belt off the motor shaft.

There is a metal C-piece on the brushroll that you need to remove. Remember that the longer end goes in the back.

Once you have the belt off you can just take the brushroll out. Now you’re ready to put the new brushroll in with the new belt.

Install the belt first by sliding it over the motor shaft.

Don’t forget to close the plastic flap!

Take the brushroll and slide the belt over it. Then just pop the brushroll back into place.

Once it’s in place, rotate the brushroll a couple rotations to make sure the belt is aligned correctly.

Take the metal C-pice and put it back in place.

Replace the metal bottom plate and screws, being careful not to over-tighten! They should be snug, but not so tight they break the plastic.

Now you’re done! You’ve successfully replace the brushroll and belt of a Prolux upright model!

If you need replacement belts, click here!

For specialty parts like brushrolls and 6000 filters, send us an email at and we will get you taken care of.

GreatVacs is the only authorized dealer for Prolux products. If you have any questions or need any assistance just email us at

Here at Great Vacs we’ve service and rebuild Prolux vacuum cleaners, so if you have any questions or comments feel free to leave us a comment! You can also head on over to our Youtube channel to see more educational videos.