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How do you change the belt on a kirby sentia vacuum cleaner?

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Ok Imussati here is how you change the belt take the roller brush out and put the belt in the center of the roller brush place the roller brush back in nowtake the name plate and twist it until the hook graps the belt it may seem like it is to tight but keep turning it once you get the belt twisted to the highest point put the nozzle back on the vacuum and lock it down then turn the face plate back the way it was and it should allow the belt to slip around the driveshaft and you are ready to roll. hope this helps

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