Stupid WalMart!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by sparkles2307, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

    So, there I was on Monday morning, vacuuming to my little heart's content. I was cautious to avoid sucking any Legos into oblivion and the kids were running circles around me screaming their Comanche war was a normal vacuuming session at our house. Suddenly I hear a funny noise from my vacuum, and at the same moment that my braind registers an "Oh no!" it hit me....THE SMELL! I hate it when I burn up a vacuum belt! And I only had 3 ft of my FOREST GREEN carpet left (which really stood out against the clean stuff)! So off to WalMart I go, hey I needed more bags for the beast anyway. As I scanned the vacuum aisle at WalMart (everything in there looks the same dangit!) I finally found the bags for my Kenmore vacuum. I figured that if they carry BAGS for a Kenmore they MUST have belts for them, since they had belts for Bissel, Dirt Devil, some asian name i never heard before, Hoover, Stanely, and several other brands... NO THEY DONT. So, in our LIMITED, PODUNK town I am kind of without many options, theres a hardeware store to check out and if they dont have it there I'm screwed - it aint worth it to me to drive 65 miles to get a belt for the sucker... ARGH well that just ruined my morning, no stinking belts...who do they think they are!?

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  2. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    Just buy another vacuum...saves gas which will cost you the same amount. (Get one without bags...go for the Dirt Devil Stick! [​IMG] )
  3. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    Ah, I feel your pain!! The same thing happened to me a few months back.
    I did eventually find them, and at Walmart but only AFTER buying a new vacumn!
    So, now I buy extra of everything, bags and belts. Keep them in a Ziplock freezer bag in the closet so they stay good. And then look for another replacement after I use one up.
    Hope you get that carpet done!
  4. cmjust0

    cmjust0 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2009
    Central KY
    If the belt didn't break, you might try flipping it inside out and slapping it back on there.. The burnt side that's normally on the pulleys would then be on the outside, with the fresh side on the pulleys.

    Might work until you could track down a new belt.. I've done it before....worked for us.

  5. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    You may be able to order from the website to the store..
    Sometimes stores do it for free.. [​IMG]
  6. Whispering Winds

    Whispering Winds Chillin' With My Peeps

    I just saw that post above mine, but that is true. You can also ask the dept. supervisor if they would start ordering them for you too. It amazes me how some WM's have stuff that others don't have, and someone told me each dept. head orders for their own dept. that explains why local one has such crappy clothes for every age and size except babies.
  7. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    Quote:The one out here has more 'country style' clothing than the one more towards atlanta which has a more 'hip hop' look to them
    I found it odd..
  8. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    The WalMArt here will not special order anything. If it's on their website, you can order it and pick it up at the store. Otherwise, they just say, "Nope. Whatever comes in on the truck is what we we'll have in stock. No special orders."
  9. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    Try You can order parts online and they are pretty quick at getting them to you.
    If it is a Kenmore belt, it might still be proprietary even though you got bags elsewhere.
  10. StupidBird

    StupidBird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    This is why I am having to shop for a new vac again; after a few years I just can't find the belts anywhere, stores, online...
    I've been vacuuming the whole house with the little attachment for over a year because I'm too cheap to replace it yet.

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