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Should the roller brush on the kirby always be spinning?? just inherited a kirby 5, and the roller brush is not turning when the vacume is on. ??

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    immers Nov 03, 2012

    Thank you very very much, very helpful. francie

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    Les Dickinson Nov 03, 2012

    glad to help anytime

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  • Vacuums Master
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Yes it should alway be spinning when you switch on the machine, if it's not spinning i would sujest the belt as come off or broke this video will show and explane what you need to do to replace or put back on .

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Must be a Hoover, The flat belt may look ok but I am sure it has stretched to the point where under load it won't drive the wheels or the brush roll. Could also be a bad brush roll.

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SOURCE: How do you attach the belt for the roller-brush on

Greetings,

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.

Feel free to request a repair clarification if you have any quesitons on how to replace the belt on your Kirby.

How to Replace the Belt on a Kirby Generation 3 (G3) Vacuum Cleaner:



Thanks for watching!

Chris J.

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