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Kirby Heritage II Replacing the Motor in the housing HELP!

My husband took the motor out of the vacuum to take it to the repair shop. They said I just need a new lexan fan, which he has seated now, but in the process of trying to replace the motor in the housing, a small metal piece fell out. We are not sure if it was placed inside the housing or fell from the motor assembly. It is about 4 1/2 " long and about 1/4" wide. It has a 90 degree bend on one end that is 1/2". The other end has a slight curve about 1 1/4" from the end and then has a curl on the bottom side. I know this is not much of a description. Could this be a tool that the repairman left in our box or is this some type of mounting or spacing mechanism? HELP! If you can help us out, I can send a picture of the part if that is necessary.

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the above link shows you how to change the belt on the g-series kirbys but it will apply to the heritage edition as well...the only difference is the color...some of the arrows may be missing on the front belt lifter knob...but they are little differences...

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Take the bag asm. and handle off. Then remove the plastic strip covering the switch, remove the screw there, remove the 3 screws on the housing, turn it over and loosen the screw near the back, the housing should come off. Then remove the screws on the back of the fan casing. You shouild be able to get to the fan, hold the fan and turn the spindle to the right to take off. If it would turn off, then you may have to lock the armature so it can't turn to move it. Then re-asemble in reverse.

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SOURCE: Broken Lexan fan needs to be replaced

It is similar to the G4 but without the tech drive so is easier.

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