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Try removing the screws under the vacuum by the rotating brush assembly. Remove the cover, loosen the brush to remove the belt and reassemble in reverse.

Posted on Sep 13, 2008

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SOURCE: Help on kirby G4D

here is a link to taking the fan off of the kirby...all the Generation Series Kirbys are the same :)

http://reviews.ebay.com/KIRBY-VACUUM-REPAIR-HOW-TO-REPLACE-THE-FAN-IMPELLER_W0QQugidZ10000000003711302?ssPageName=BUYGD:CAT:-1:LISTINGS:3


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Posted on Apr 08, 2008

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SOURCE: how do you install the belt on the kirby vacuum

Step 1: 
UNPLUG YOUR KIRBY VACUUM CLEANER. Before you go any further, take your time with this belt change. It's not that difficult, just a little different than most other vacuums. These belts are very easy to find on the internet. kirby-oldstyle1.jpg Step 2: 
You should be facing the front of your Kirby vacuum. The height adjustment lever will be on your right. Push the lever all the way down. Lift the light hood with your left hand. Turn theKirby vacuum belt lifter counter-clockwise with your right hand. Unlock the accessory lock. The accessory lock is located under the light hood. Move the lock to the left to disengage it. Remove the front of the vacuum cleaner.
kirby-oldstyle2.jpg kirby-oldstyle2a.jpg Step 3: 
Turn the vacuum belt lifter all the way clockwise until the belt drops down. Unlock the roller plate by releasing the two latches on the rear. Pull the roller plate up slightly and then off. kirby-oldstyle3.jpg kirby-oldstyle3a.jpg  
Step 4: 
Bend one end of the roller bracket just enough to remove the roller. Remove this end of the roller. If you need to replace the roller take it all the way out. Remove any carpet fiber, string, or hair from the roller with a scissor.

kirby-oldstyle4.jpg kirby-oldstyle4a.jpg Step 5:
After you have removed the old belt, slide the new one back on the middle of the roller. If you're Kirby vacuum cleaner has a belt indicator light, the roller will have a magnet built onto one end of it. It's very important to install to install a roller with a magnet on the same side as the indicator light. The roller actually will only fit into the roller plate one way.
kirby-oldstyle4.jpg Step 6: 
Place the roller back in the roller bracket. Place the roller bracket back and lock it into place with the 2 latches. Rotate the vacuum cleaner belt lifter counter-clockwise. You should feel the the belt catch. Look inside to make sure the belt is being stretched onto the vacuum belt lifter. Reassemble the machine. After you have reassembled your Kirby, turn the belt lifter cockwise, releasing the vacuum belt onto the vacuum motor shaft. kirby-oldstyle2.jpg

Posted on Nov 27, 2008

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SOURCE: My vacuum cleaner belt keeps burning up as soon as

CHECK ROLLER BRUSH PROBALLY HAS STRING WRAP UP AROUND THE ROLLER OR THE END BEARINGS ARE FROZEN IF SO SRAY WD40 IN BEARINGS TILL THEY FREE UP OR REPLACE ROLLER BRUSH

Posted on Nov 03, 2009

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SOURCE: How to replace just the Kirby 210097 Hose End For

If you just grab it where it swivels and pull with a slight bending motion the plastic "bayonet" section on the end of the hose will pull out of the plastic housing that attaches to the vacuum. Don't pull on the corrugated hose section or you will ruin the whole assembly.

Posted on Jan 31, 2010

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SOURCE: how do I replace the drive belt on a Kirby G5

Greetings,

I have shot an excellent video repair on how to replace the belt on Kirby Generation Vacuum Cleaners including your Generation 5 (G5). The belt change procedure is the same for Kirby Models G3-G10 Sentria. The video is below in an easy to follow, and understand video. Feel free to use the pause controls to pause the movie as you're fixing the belt on your Kirby.

I hope this video was able to teach you the exact process of how the Kirby belt has to be installed in order for it to work properly. Please, if you have any questions just request a clarification of the repair and I'll be more then happy to help you further, I'm always happy to answer any questions. If you found this video helpful, please kindly rate this repair solution as helpful also. I really do appreciate it, thank you.

Thanks for watching!

Chris J

Posted on Mar 21, 2010

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SOURCE: How do you replace the belt on my Kirby G5 vacuum

Hi There,

We've created a great video demonstration on how to replace the belt on Kirby generation vacuum cleaners. This will walk you through step by step on how you can replace the vacuum's belt, as well as do the basic maintenance on the roller brush to prolong the life of your belt.

I hope that this video helps you! If so, please be sure to rate my repair by clicking the 4 thumbs up icons in the top right hand corner of the repair.

Thanks again,



Chris Jones
GoVacuum.com

Posted on Apr 15, 2010

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I hope that this video helps you! If so, please be sure to rate my repair by clicking the 4 thumbs up icons in the top right hand corner of the repair.

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Please see the following video we've shot on how to replace the belt on a Kirby Generation vacuum cleaner. This should explain to you step by step the procedure to replace the belt. If you need to purchase a belt, we can also help you with this.



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Step 1: 
UNPLUG YOUR KIRBY VACUUM CLEANER. Before you go any further, take your time with this belt change. It's not that difficult, just a little different than most other vacuums. These belts are very easy to find on the internet. kirby-oldstyle1.jpg Step 2: 
You should be facing the front of your Kirby vacuum. The height adjustment lever will be on your right. Push the lever all the way down. Lift the light hood with your left hand. Turn theKirby vacuum belt lifter counter-clockwise with your right hand. Unlock the accessory lock. The accessory lock is located under the light hood. Move the lock to the left to disengage it. Remove the front of the vacuum cleaner.
kirby-oldstyle2.jpg kirby-oldstyle2a.jpg Step 3: 
Turn the vacuum belt lifter all the way clockwise until the belt drops down. Unlock the roller plate by releasing the two latches on the rear. Pull the roller plate up slightly and then off. kirby-oldstyle3.jpg kirby-oldstyle3a.jpg  
Step 4: 
Bend one end of the roller bracket just enough to remove the roller. Remove this end of the roller. If you need to replace the roller take it all the way out. Remove any carpet fiber, string, or hair from the roller with a scissor.

kirby-oldstyle4.jpg kirby-oldstyle4a.jpg Step 5:
After you have removed the old belt, slide the new one back on the middle of the roller. If you're Kirby vacuum cleaner has a belt indicator light, the roller will have a magnet built onto one end of it. It's very important to install to install a roller with a magnet on the same side as the indicator light. The roller actually will only fit into the roller plate one way.
kirby-oldstyle4.jpg Step 6: 
Place the roller back in the roller bracket. Place the roller bracket back and lock it into place with the 2 latches. Rotate the vacuum cleaner belt lifter counter-clockwise. You should feel the the belt catch. Look inside to make sure the belt is being stretched onto the vacuum belt lifter. Reassemble the machine. After you have reassembled your Kirby, turn the belt lifter cockwise, releasing the vacuum belt onto the vacuum motor shaft. kirby-oldstyle2.jpg

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