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Replacing the bearing behind fan on a kirby heiritage II 2hd

Does the fan need to be removed before I can get to the bearing behind the fan cage? That would be my guess but have never torn one apart. A diagram of the way things go together would be nice!

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    please provide your make and model

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    what is the make and model?

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I don't know what model of Kirby you have but on all Kirby's that I know of you have to remove the fan.
Here are two vid's on fan removal for a generation series vacuum.





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