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Prying out the Roller?

I'm trying to change the belt on my Kirby Diamond Series Vacuum.I read on here how to change it but I can't get the roller out!How do you suggest I pry it out? Thanks! Tiffany

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Re: Prying out the Roller?

Hi There, There should be no need to pry it at all. The best way to get it out is to pull with either end at the same time and it should pop straight out. Also if the old belt is still on use that to pull the roller out. Many Thanks Chris

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How to change belt on the kirby ultimate g series diamond edition?

Hi There,

Here's a very helpful video that we've shot showing you exactly how to replace the belt on a Kirby Generation series, including your Ultimate G. The video also shows you how to perform basic maintenance on your roller brush to prolong the life of the belt as long as possible. If you haven't already purchased a belt, and need to buy a new one, here's a link to the exact belt that's used on your repair:

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Here's the video:

If you have any follow up questions, please feel free to use the comment section on this repair page, I'm always happy to answer follow up questions.

If this video helped you, please be so kind and rate my repair, or leave feedback for me. This is greatly appreciated.

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UNPLUG YOUR KIRBY VACUUM CLEANER. Before you go any further, take your time with this belt change. It's not that difficult, just a little different than most other vacuums. These belts are very easy to find on the internet. kirby-oldstyle1.jpg Step 2: 
You should be facing the front of your Kirby vacuum. The height adjustment lever will be on your right. Push the lever all the way down. Lift the light hood with your left hand. Turn theKirby vacuum belt lifter counter-clockwise with your right hand. Unlock the accessory lock. The accessory lock is located under the light hood. Move the lock to the left to disengage it. Remove the front of the vacuum cleaner.
kirby-oldstyle2.jpg kirby-oldstyle2a.jpg Step 3: 
Turn the vacuum belt lifter all the way clockwise until the belt drops down. Unlock the roller plate by releasing the two latches on the rear. Pull the roller plate up slightly and then off. kirby-oldstyle3.jpg kirby-oldstyle3a.jpg  
Step 4: 
Bend one end of the roller bracket just enough to remove the roller. Remove this end of the roller. If you need to replace the roller take it all the way out. Remove any carpet fiber, string, or hair from the roller with a scissor.

kirby-oldstyle4.jpg kirby-oldstyle4a.jpg Step 5:
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