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Not real sure what is wrong with my kirby.

I t sounds like it is working fine but once I lower it to the correct level it sounds like it is working to hard and the light that show it is spin turns off. I know I am not lowering it to much. I have used it before at the same level and now once it barely touches the carpet it starts to have problems.

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I would say to replace the belt for the brush....kirby's have been known to go through belts.....also when i owned one within a year i think i went through 7 belts....try that and let me know what happens. the belts easy to replace.

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