Starting withh the brushroll,slip belt over brushroll.The brushroll will only go on one way.The caps on the ends of the brushroll are different sizes so it will only go on one way.Make sure the adjustment screws face outward toward the floor.Install the brush roll into the bracket.Install the bracket onto brushead,making sure the tabs on the bracket fit onto the tabs in the brushead.Turn brushead around,and latch the two latches on either side.Then turn the belt lifter to pick up the belt,looking thru the back opening.Raise the Kirby to it's highest setting.Re-install the brushead,and lock it down tight,but not too tight.Then,turn the belt lifter knob all the way clockwise to drop the belt onto shaft.
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Below we have recorded a video on how to replace the belt on a Kirby Generation Series G6 Upright Vacuum Cleaner. This easy to understand video will explain step by step how to change the belt, as well as service the roller brush. Learn how to lower the brushes as the beater bar wears out, and how to prolong the life of your belt by doing regular maintenance on the roller brush.
The repair is the same for all Kirby Generation Uprights. I hope this helps everyone! Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about vacuum repair.
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Kirby has produced a good video that shows you step by step how to change your belt. They show the Sentria model but this procedure is the same for every Kirby model. You will notice in the video that they mention the numbers on the side of the brush roll. These numbers correspond to the length of bristle that sticks out past the brush roll. You would have number one showing on new brush rolls. About every year, as the bristles wear, you would turn the brush so that the next higher number is facing you until you get to number 3.
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Here's a very helpful video that we've shot showing you exactly how to replace the belt on a Kirby Generation series, including your Ultimate G. The video also shows you how to perform basic maintenance on your roller brush to prolong the life of the belt as long as possible. If you haven't already purchased a belt, and need to buy a new one, here's a link to the exact belt that's used on your repair:
Please see the attached video on how to replace the belt on a Kirby Generation Vacuum Cleaner. This is an easy to follow step by step direction on the proper way to replace the belt, as well as do basic maintenance on your Kirby's roller brush which will prolong the life of your belt greatly if done regularly. I you find this video to be helpful, please be kind and rate it well by clicking the thumbs up icon below.
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How to Replace the Belt on a Kirby Generation 3 (G3) Vacuum Cleaner:
first things first...take the powerhead off of the front of the kirby. If you look at where the powerhead connects to the front of the kirby and you'll see a large hook...turn the hook using the crank on the front of the powerhead so that the belt is pulled up and away from the brushes. (OFF position) The hook stretches the belt so that it can fit over the fan driveshaft (its the finger looking thing that sticks out of the front of the kirby when the powerhead is removed.)
Next, place the two "feet" of the powerhead onto the "perch" located on the front of the kirby (under the driveshaft opening)....lock it on by turning the silver lever on the top of the kirby (the one under the hood/light)
Now spin the knob on the front of the kirby from off to on. This releases the belt from that hook in the powerhead so it can rest on the driveshaft. Off means the belt is off of the drive shaft and the brushes won't spin. On means the belt is on the driveshaft and the brushes will be spinning. But remember, the belt has to be stretched open on that hook inside the power head BEFORE the powerhead is placed on the front of the kirby. Otherwise the belt won't be connected to the spinning driveshaft, and the brushes won't spin