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I cannot get the belt onto the motor shaft on my sentria kirby vacuum

I have assembled and disassembled this belt 10 times and I cannot get the belt to go onto the motorshaft for the carpet brush to work

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Here is a video of belt change

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Hi There, The machine does not actually suck the suds up. Basically the machine lays the foam down which then crystalises and absorbs the dirt in the process. Once this has had around - 4-5 hours to dry then you vacuum up as normal taking the crystalised dirt away. You should really use the Genuine Kirby product as it's very good but you can also you any other DRY FOAM shampoo. Hope this helps Chris www.elidistribution.co.uk

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Stand vacuum up and with it plugged in. Rotate knob between carpet and bare floor and back 5 times leaving it on carpet when finished. Rotate vacuum back from upright position and lay vacuum on the floor, rotating it onto its side. Turn vacuum on.

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The brush roller will not turn.The roller is about a year old and was working fine. The ends turn


If the roller ends turn (are not jammed by hair etc.), then there are tthree things to look at:

1. Is the belt that drives the roller in good shape?
2. Is the belt engaged on the motor shaft
3. Is the motor turning?

Dec 16, 2015 | Kirby G3, G4, G5, G6, Ultimate, Diamond,...

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How To Replace a Belt on a Kirby Generation G3-Sentria Vacuum Cleaner


Greetings,

Below we explain how you can replace a vacuum cleaner belt on the Kirby Generation upright vacuum cleaner. All you will need to perform this repair is a new Kirby Generation Upright Belt, and some time. No tools are needed to perform this repair. This repair is the same for all Kirby Generation models including: G3, G4, G5, G6, Ultimate G, Kirby Diamond Edition, and the Kirby Sentria. The repair procedures have to be followed exactly in order for the vacuum to work properly. This should be done at least once a year even if the belt doesn't break, because these belts will stretch out over that year time period and will not work as well as a new belt would.

I hope that you find this video helpful. If you do, please be sure to rate this Tip as helpful by clicking the Thumbs Up Icon in the top right hand corner of the Tip.

Feel free to send me an email anytime if you have any questions on the repair of the Kirby, or any vacuum cleaner.


Video Repair on how to Change a Belt on a Kirby Generation Vacuum Cleaner;



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on Mar 19, 2010 | Kirby Ultimate G Bagged Upright Vacuum

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My Kirby Sentria is not picking up with the power it normally does. Is there something I can do to correct this?


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Kirby Sentria 2 burning smell (not belt)


Actually it can. If the machine has a defect but the good news is that is has a 3 year warranty. Take it to a Kirby authorized repair shop not a vac and sew and they will fix it right up....I am a factory authorized service tech for the Kirby co.

Dec 16, 2013 | Kirby Generation 3 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Green light does not come on ans brush does not move. belt is good and brush does spin manually.


I assume this is a Kirby. The belt is not on the motor shaft if you can turn the brush manually. Remove the head, turn the belt lifter assembly clockwise to stretch the belt into a loop, place the head back onto the motor unit and latch it in place, then turn the belt lifter counterclockwise to drop the belt onto the motor shaft.

Jan 22, 2011 | Vacuums

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Th end of the shaft that come from the motor is worn out, and won't hold the belt well. How do I change it?


Hello,

Thanks for the clarification. I have never seen this problem previously in a Kirby. I wonder if the belt keeps sliding off because it's been stretched out? After about 1-2 years, the belts on the Kirby will stretch out to a point where there can possibly slide off the motor shaft. Have you tried just replacing the belt on the unit first?

If you're sure that it's not the belt that may be stretched out, and you'd like to replace the motor shaft, you certainly may do this. The only problem with this is the motor shaft is not sold by itself as a separate part. The only way to purchase this motor shaft is to purchase the entire fan assembly, which includes a new fan, and the hardware necessary on the fan assembly.

Here's a parts diagram that shows you the motor shaft is sold only in a completely assembly:
http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/vacuumcleanerbacgs/kirby-generation-parts-diagram.pdf

If you haven't already purchased the motor shaft, here's a direct link to the motor shaft and fan assembly on our website:
Kirby Generation Fan Assembly With Motor Shaft and Hardware

In terms of installing it, we've actually recorded a video repair on how to replace the fan assembly, which involves removing the motor shaft in order to get the fan off. Since you have to purchase the fan assembly anyways in order get the motor shaft, you may want to go ahead and replace your fan assembly at this time also. Even though your fan may not be broken, on Kirby's the fans can become coated with dirt and fine dust, which can sometimes lead to the Kirby exhausting a bad smell. If you'd rather not replace the fan, you may remove the motor shaft without disassembling the entire machine, you'll just need to secure the fan somehow so that the fan doesn't spin while you're using a nail to turn the motor shaft off.

Anyways, here's the video repair that we recorded. I hope that this helps you. If you found this helpful, please kindly rate my repair helpful by clicking the thumbs up icons in the top right hand corner of the repair. This is really what keeps Fixya repair professionals continue to give free repairs online.

Here's Part 1 of the video:




Here's Part 2 on Replacing the motor shaft and fan:


If you have any follow up questions, I'd be more then happy to answer them for you, please just add another comment here on the repair page, and I'll be more then happy to answer any follow up questions that you have. Thanks again for rating the repair, I greatly appreciate this.


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Apr 15, 2010 | Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Was replacing the belt on my G6 Kirby and now can't get it reattached. Can't find my manual.


If it is any help, I usually put it on the motor shaft and then over the roller (which I have removed) and then replace the roller. I find this is easier on most models since you can then hold onto the roller (which is bigger) and have an easier time mounting the roller into the vacuum than mounting the belt on the motor shaft. Just make sure that you have the belt on correctly. The belt should only be touching the roller and the motor shaft, nothing in between. Hope this helps. Good luck!

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Kirby sentria


remove the cloth bag from the bottom it twists counter clockwise, un clip the bag from the top remove the head piece, turn the belt lifter clockwise and release the lever to remove the head, take off the head, in your attachments there should be a screen that covers the impeller that the belt rides on it goes on like the brush head, put your hose onto the bag port by turning clockwise. there it is it will not work without the screen cover. thanks Rene

Aug 29, 2009 | Kirby G6 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Converting to shampoer


Starting with the shampooer brushroll,slip the belt over the brushroll,and install the brushroll into the bottom of tray.Install the brushroll housing over the brushroll,and looking thru the opening in the back of housing,turn the belt lifter counterclockwise untill the hook inside picks up the belt.Raise the height adjuster on the machine to it's highest settind.Install the entire assembly to the front of machine,and lock it down.Turn the belt lifter knob clockwise until the belt drops onto shaft.The elbow end of hose snaps into center of tray.There is a small plastic screen(size of a quarter)that fits onto the opening at tank.Without this screen,you wont get foam,only wet solution.There is a foam pad that must be installed at the air inlet opening at tank.Without this,dirt will enter tank,clogging it.Install tank onto blower side of machine.Lower height adjuster all the way down.You should now be ready to go.

Dec 15, 2008 | Kirby G4 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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How do you change the belt on the kirby sentria


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Posted by erikh_85 on Jun 30, 2008
How do you change the belt on the Kirby sentria

Hello,
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. 1st, you need to see if the head of the Kirby comes off, and if does then dial the belt off from the Kirby spoon/hook counter clock wise and then remove the bell housing off of the vacuum. Then remove the bottom plate using the 2 levers and then lift out the brushroll, remove the old belt and then slide the new Genuine Kirby belt onto the vacuum and then re-install the brushroll with the screw heads facing towards the carpet. Then using the dial spoon/ hook then dial the belt on to the fan pulley dialing counter clockwise and the belt should be on the vacuum then id your bell housing is removable then re-install the bell housing and lock it down. The plug it in and test the vac to see if it is picking up. If you have questions please feel free to contact you local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or contact the Kirby cust serv.

So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions.
http://kirby.com/ Customer Service – United States & Canada 1-800-494-8586
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