Generic Vacuum Cleaner Belts for Riccar & Simplicity Save up to 35% on generic Riccar and Simplicity vacuum cleaner belts. Scroll down the page for your style. Click a belt's link to see more information and larger pictures. Also, see the Q&A at page bottom for helpful belt tips.
| Simplicity SB6 Belt Generic 2 Pack |
Simplicity SB6 generic belts fit Riccar 2000 & 4000 and Simplicity 5000, 6000 & Series 6 uprights. Contains 2 belts.
| This item is KwikiVac number KV4801|
|How do I know when to replace my Riccar / Simplicity vacuum belt? |
We recommend replacing the belt on your vacuum cleaner or power nozzle every 6 to 12 months. To use a more scientific approach, here's what to do. Unplug your vacuum cleaner and open the belt compartment. Slowly turn the brushroll by hand until the belt has completed one full revolution. If you see any of the following, replace the belt.
What happens if I don't replace the belt?
- Cuts, nicks, splits or other tears
- Frayed sections or missing teeth
- Excessive stretch. A fingertip firmly pressed on the belt's longest unsupported stretch should result in 1/4 inch or less movement
At best, the belt will last a few more weeks or months before it eventually breaks. In the meantime, cleaning performance will be reduced and the brush roll may snag on the carpet.
At worst, the belt may shred and end up wrapped around various internal parts of the vacuum cleaner or power nozzle, resulting in more extensive repairs.
Where can I learn more about belts?
Read the article Belts Explained for more info on belt technology.