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Kirby 2hd how do i put the belt on this vacuum thanks

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Re: Kirby 2hd how do i put the belt on this vacuum...

On the Front of sweeper is a Tab Turn it and it will release the Beater Bar assembely Put the Belt around the Bar and put the Belt on the inner tab Turn and the Belt should go around motor Good luck ttech

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How do i put on the belt for a kirby vacuum cleaner?
Generic problem for all Vacuums
How do I put on
Posted by emccall3 on Jul 17, 2008
How do I put on the belt for a Kirby vacuum cleaner?
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. The belt install on a Kirby is to raise the height adjustment to the highest level and then dial the belt off counter clockwise so it is loose and not on the fan pulley, release the top lever on the bell housing, then remove the bottom plate and unhook the brushroll on one side, slide the old belt off and then slide the new one on, replace the brushroll with the screws facing the carpet and re-hook the bottom plate on the Kirby. Then take the bell housing and hook that back on to the Kirby and lock it down. Then dial the belt on clockwise all the way and the belt should be on the fan pulley. The belt should be ready to go, plug in your Kirby and then do the step down on the vacuum height adjustment until the tone changes, then try to see id it picks up, if not go one more height adjustment and that should be the correct setting.
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How do I change the fan on my model 2HD kirby

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posted by Rogor on Apr 18, 2008
How do I change the fan on my model 2HD Kirby
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure.
1st you need to remove the head with the revolving brushing by dialing off the belt and undo the Kirby lock @ the top o the bell housing. Remove the head and that will expose the fan and the fan housing. The fan housing is held on by a couple of screws and once you removed the screws then you need to separate the fan housing from the motor section, it is held on by a Kirby fan housing sealer that is clear – so try to separate the fan housing with a knife or screwdriver, once the fan housing is off the Kirby fan is screwed on I believe either clockwise or counter clockwise and un-screw the fan and follow the reverse situation on installing the fan but you need to use the clear Kirby Fan Housing Sealer to re-seal the fan housing and let it dry and wipe of the excess clear sealer before putting it back together again. Always remember on the Kirby vacuums – use genuine Kirby parts on the repairs, it does make a difference. Then go back and place the Kirby head back on the vacuum – lock it on place and then re-dial the belt onto the Kirby fan shaft, plug your vacuum in the wall outlet and test run the vacuum. Contact Us by Phone
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