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The belt burnt out and it seems as though the red arrown does not release the belt. Like it is backwards from the green arrow. It had a burning smell and the belt broke. Then the second belt started to burn out when the brush roller wasn't spinning. Not sure what might be wrong. Green light will not come on either.

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It sounds as if there may be a piece of the broken belt in there. Look carefully with a flash light and remove any remnants you find, using a pair of pliers if you have to.

Also, remove the entire brush roller assembly and clean it up, once again looking for any debris that may cause an obstruction. If you can't clear the problem I recommend taking it to a vacuum repair as this is too expensive a vacuum not to. Good luck and write back and let me know if you have any questions. I have worked on a number of kirby's so I may be able to assist you further.

Posted on May 16, 2009

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