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 service@greatvacs.com and we can help you through the process or you can send it into us to fix it for you. 

 

Supplies

  • Phillips head screwdriver
  • Replacement belt
  • Replacement brushroll (if you need one, email us at service@greatvacs.com)

 

Instructions

 

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 service@greatvacs.com 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 service@greatvacs.com.

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.

 

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

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How to Turn Your Rainbow Vacuum into a Blowing Machine! 

Did you know Rainbow Vacuums can do more than just vacuuming? Here is a video to show you how to get a Rainbow to blow air out through the hose!

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 service@greatvacs.com and we can help you through the process or you can send it into us to fix it for you. 

 

Instructions

 

The first thing you want to do is take the cover plate off the back of the vacuum cleaner.

 

 

Next, take your hose and attach it to the back. You should see and hear it lock into place if you lined up the tabs correctly. Put firm pressure on one side and then the next to ensure that it is properly latched.

 Now it’s ready to blow and inflate!

 

 

To get your SE and D4 models to blow and inflate, take the hose off the front side and turn your vacuum around.

 

Take the exhaust cap off and attach your hose just like you would on the front. Sometimes pressing down on the latch button will help it lock in.

 

Your vacuum cleaner is now ready to blow!

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Need your Rainbow repaired? Send us an email at service@greatvacs.com

Here at Great Vacs we’ve service and rebuild Rainbow 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.

 

 

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How to Change the Headlights on a Prolux Upright Vacuum

If you own a Prolux Upright Vacuum cleaner, you already know how handy the built-in headlights are. If they happen to go out, here’s how you can replace them at home with just a few simple tools. This will work for any Prolux Upright vacuum cleaner, from the 6000 all the way to the 9000 model. If you need to purchase new headlights, send us an email at service@greatvacs.com with your vacuum model information, and we’ll get you taken care of.

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 service@greatvacs.com and we can help you through the process or you can send it into us to fix it for you. 

Tools

  • Phillips head screwdriver
  • Replacement headlights (if you need these email us at service@greatvacs.com)

Instructions

 

Remove the brush roll and belt to start – if you need help you can watch this video.

 

There are 6 screws that you need to remove to get the plastic piece off. Put these screws in a safe location.

 

When you remove the back two screws there is a smaller plastic housing piece that will be removable. Turn it over and there are two connectors that go to the head lights. Make sure to unplug these BEFORE removing the rest of the plastic housing.

 

There are two screws holding each black plastic light housing to the vacuum cleaner head. Remove those and set them aside. Now you can remove the head lights.

 

For the 7000, 8000, and 9000 models the replacement headlights include the whole assembly. For the 6000 model there will be individual bulbs, but the installation works the same.

 

Once the old headlights are removed you can replace them with the new ones. Make sure the wires are toward the inside so that you can plug them in. Now, replace the screws.

 

Now you can replace the larger plastic housing piece. Make sure to feed the wires up through it.

 

Plug the wires into the motherboard and then replace all of the screws. You’re done!

 

Need help disassembling your vacuum down to where this video starts? Check this video first!

 

Interested in a Prolux upright vacuum cleaner? Follow the links below for the different models.

 

Prolux 6000

Prolux 7000

Prolux 9000

 

Already have one of these amazing vacuums, but need supplies? We sell them!

 

10 Pack of Bags

New HEPA filter (for 7000/9000 models only)

2 Pack of Belts

 

Don't forget, GreatVacs is the only authorized dealer of Prolux products, so if you need any parts, supplies or have any questions, email as service@greatvacs.com or leave a comment! You can also head on over to our Youtube channel to see more educational videos on all Prolux products.

 

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Care and Maintenance for Prolux Upright Vacuums 

Owning any vacuum requires maintenance. At GreatVacs we understand the importance of understanding how to properly maintain your vacuum. In this video, we go over some basic maintenance tips to keep your Prolux Upright vacuum in tip-top shape. This will work on any Prolux upright vacuum cleaner model.

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 service@greatvacs.com and we can help you through the process or you can send it into us to fix it for you. 

 

Instructions

 

Start by removing the front cover.

 

To remove the bag you will need to grab the cardboard piece with your hand and pull straight off. To replace the bag with a new one, just reverse the process! Grab the cardboard and push straight on.

 

To check the pre-motor HEPA filter you can just pull it straight out. When inserting a new filter, be sure to slide it straight on both tracks. It should slide in easily with no resistance.

 

To check and/or replace the post-motor filter you will need to lay your vacuum cleaner down. There is a sliding mechanism on the side that you need to slide “up” to unlock the cover. You will then be able to pull the cover up and off to access the filter.

 

To replace the cover after switching out the filter just insert the peg on one side into the slot, lower the cover into place, and slide the lock back down.

If you need to remove or clean your brush roll, we have made a video specifically for that that you can watch >>> here!

Interested in a Prolux upright vacuum cleaner? Follow the links below for the different models.

Prolux 6000 

Prolux 7000

Prolux 9000

Already have one of these amazing vacuums, but need supplies? We sell them!

10 Pack of Bags

New HEPA filter (for 7000/9000 models only)

2 Pack of Belts

Don't forget, GreatVacs is the only authorized dealer of Prolux products, so if you need any parts, supplies or have any questions, email as service@greatvacs.com or leave a comment! You can also head on over to our Youtube channel to see more educational videos on all Prolux products.

 

Care and Maintenance for Prolux Upright Vacuums

Care and Maintenance for Prolux Upright Vacuums 

Owning any vacuum requires maintenance. At GreatVacs we understand the importance of understanding how to properly maintain your vacuum. In this video, we go over some basic maintenance...

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