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Vibrating and noisy Kirby

Our Kirby is making a very loud, high pitched noise whenever it is turned on. It doesn't matter if the head is on or the hose attachment. It vibrates excessively also and smells like a burning motor. Is it time to bury it?

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Re: Vibrating and noisy Kirby

Power off the vacuum.

Unplug the power cord from the wall.

Remove the head or hose attachment.

Look at the fan and make sure all the fins on the fan are there.

If part of one or more is missing it will cause the fan to wobble and shake.

Posted on Oct 19, 2007

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If the Kirby is less than 3 years old, it is still on warranty, which means you should get a repair for free.

If it is older, there is the factory rebuild program. For about 200 bucks they rebuild your Kirby so it is like new!

So for less than a regular one item service would cost for some other machine, you will get a total rebuild. Ask your Kirby representative.

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Re: Vibrating and noisy Kirby

NEVER throw a Kirby away!!! lol Everything is repairable.

Your problem could be the carbon brushes and/or the armature OR the fan. Sometimes you can't see the damage without taking the Kirby apart. I have a guide that will help you to disassemble the Kirby to check these parts closer up. Please see both of the following guides...I hope they help! If you decide to throw it away, I will pay the shipping to send it to me instead...  :0)


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