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HOW DO I REPLACE MY REAR WHEELS ON MY KIRBY G6...I WAS ABLE TO TAKE IT OFF BUT NOW WHEN I INSTALL ONE THE DRIVE SHAFT IS TOO SHORT TO INSTALL THE OTHERE??? PLEASE HELP

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Try equalizing the space between the two wheels and the drive shaft. If it's not equal, they may not fit properly, or at all.

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