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I cant get the roller back in place

Please help i have a kirby that i cant get the roller back on after taking off and putting on a new belt! it is driving me nuts!

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On the ends of the roller turn the ends and you will see some teeth ,the teeth are supposed to be aiming down.if its because of the belt,slip the belt over the roller then put the belt on the motor shaft first and pull the roller towards the front and slip it in the slots or you can put the roller with the belt on it and put the roller in its slots,then stretch the belt towards the moter shaft and if you can get part of the belt on then just turn the roller by hand towards the motor and the belt will walk its way onto the rest of the shaft

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This guide should help.....

 

http://reviews.ebay.com/CHANGING-THE-BELT-ON-A-KIRBY-G3-G4-G5-GSIX-ULTIMATE-G_W0QQugidZ10000000003720039

 

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This is a confusing system that Kirby has designed here. This is a source of many questions that we field on a daily basis. There is an exact procedure that needs to be followed when removing the head of the machine that has the roller brush and belt.

You need to have the dial set to Belt On when vacuuming, but when you first put the head back on after using the attachment hose, shampoo attachment, or replacing the belt, you need to first put the head onto the front of the Kirby with the Belt Off setting, then after it's connected to the front, turn the dial back to belt on.

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Put the nozzle back on the unit, latch the top, and turn the knob to the belt on position. Simple Right? LOL

It has to be one of the most complicated machines to change a belt on .

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