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Re-connecting Vacuum Head

I took the vacuum head part off of my vacuum and I can't figure out how to put it back on and re-connect the belt the right way. It's driving me crazy!

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Re: Re-connecting Vacuum Head

On the kirby head is a square knob with the kirby name on it. use your finger and pull out the belt and rotate the knob until the metal pawl engages the belt. keep turning until it stops. the belt should be in the correct position to install the head. place the whole head onto the lower two tangs and lift up. now rotate the wedge clamp until it stops. then rotate the belt lifter till the knob is straight.

Posted on Aug 29, 2007

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Putting the head back together

its usually quite simple all you have to do it attach the belt that rotates the motor(sometimes there are two) to either end attach them to the tension prongs clip the brush head in place them screw the retaining plate back hope this helps

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My Kirby is not engaging the belt after it was put back on. I took it off to clean brushes and did everything according to the video but the belt will still not engage and green light does not come on.

The belt is not on the motor shaft. Remove the head from the motor unit. With the belt centered on the brushroll, turn the belt lifter a full 3/4 turn counterclockwise to stretch the belt up onto the belt lifter finger. ( Look through the back to be sure the belt is streched into a loop over the finger.) Plce the head back on the motor unit and latch it in place, then turn the belt lifter fully clockwise to drop the belt onto the motor shaft. Be sure the brushroll is correctly installed in the head. Setting # 1 should face the floor.

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How do I get this darn belt back on my Kirby?


We've actually shot a very helpful video repair on how to change the belt on your Kirby. Also, at the end of the video it shows you how to put the head of the vacuum back on properly. This video also gives you instructions on how to do routine maintenance on the roller brush to prolong the life of the belt. If you fast forward the video to the end though, you'll get an easy to follow answer on how to put the head of your Kirby back on.

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I hope this video was helpful to you. If this helped you fix your Kirby, please be sure to rate the repair as helpful by clicking the thumbs up icon on the top right hand corner.

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Pull the head cover off to check the belt, if the belt is ok then it might be the power connection between the handle and the power head shaft. If the red light is on the power head, then its not the connection
because its getting power. Now some heads have a reset button on them,you could check this also.
With the cover off the power head, remove the belt, now turn it on, and be careful, but try to make the motor shaft spin,with one finger, because if it does start to spin you do not want to hurt your finger.

If the motor starts to spin,put the belt back on, if it does not spin again, the motor is too weak.
If it does not spin at all, the motor is bad.Hope this helps you,and you get it working.

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Took appart turbo brush and don't know where to put belt to make brush spin...what two things should it connect?
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Posted by kristinscull on Apr 24, 2008
Took apart turbo brush and don't know where to put belt to make brush spin...what two things should it connect?

I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure.
There are 2 types of Turbo Brushes, the electric type driven by a power head or power nozzle most likely used on a canister type vacuum or a central vacuum driven by electricity and there is an air driven power head. In either case the belt should be riding on the brushroll pulley on the end or if it is an air driven power head, sometimes the pulley section is in the middle, and the other end would run off the motor pulley / shaft. If you have a flat belt it is suggested that you change the belt every 4 to 6 months, if you have a geared belt, suggested change would be one year or so. I am not sure on the Brand of turbo brush you have, but you can refer to your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or the yellow pages, or contact the manufacturer for a phone # or website address, some times if you have a air driven turbo power brush it may be cost efficient to replace the brush instead of repairing the turbo brush. Just a suggestion.
Example: – this may or may not be the website address not knowing the brand name.
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I can't get the new belt on my Kirby

I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure.
The Kirby Vacuum has a removable head and bottom plate and the belt is hooked on by a hook inside of the Kirby head of the vacuum. You need to slide the belt onto the Kirby brushroll to the center and the dial in front of the Kirby vacuum does rotate to the right – so @ this time you would dial the belt clockwise and the inside hook will pickup the inside belt and continue turning the dial / hook until it stops – look inside to see if the belt in on the fan shaft – if it is then install the bottom plate back on the vacuum and then install the head back on the Kirby or if it is newer the head is already on the motor assm.
Plug in the vacuum and if the belt stays on and the brushroll is tuning you have done it right – if not reverse the situation, unplug the vacuum and start over with the procedure. The hook will dial the belt onto the fan pulley if done correctly. Example: try to turn the dial on the front of the vacuum to see hoe it works and the way the dial will turn so that the procedure will be easier. The dial does turn hard when dialing the belt onto the pulley. Contact Us by Phone
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