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Kirby G5 how to replace a belt. thank you

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Here is my online guide for belt replacement,,,,HOPE IT HELPS!



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Hi There,

Here's a helpful video that we recorded showing you exactly how to replace the belt on the Kirby Generation vacuums, step by step. This video will also show you how to do the basic maintenance on the roller brush to prolong the life of the belt as long as possible.

If you need to still purchase the belt for your Kirby G5, here's a direct link to our website to the belt that your machine uses:
Kirby G4 & G5 Vacuum Cleaner Belt. Kirby Part # 301291A

Here's the video repair presentation:

Please feel free to ask any follow up questions if you need help, I'm always more then happy to answer any question you may have. If you found this helpful, please be so kind and leave feedback, and / or rate my repair helpful.

This is greatly appreciated, and keeps Fixya experts continue posting free repair advice here on Fixya.

Thanks so much,

Chris Jones

Apr 22, 2010 | Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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How do you replace the belt on my Kirby G5 vacuum cleaner?

Hi There,

We've created a great video demonstration on how to replace the belt on Kirby generation vacuum cleaners. This will walk you through step by step on how you can replace the vacuum's belt, as well as do the basic maintenance on the roller brush to prolong the life of your belt.

I hope that this video helps you! If so, please be sure to rate my repair by clicking the 4 thumbs up icons in the top right hand corner of the repair.

Thanks again,

Chris Jones

Apr 15, 2010 | Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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How do I replace the drive belt on a Kirby G5 vacuum cleaner?


I have shot an excellent video repair on how to replace the belt on Kirby Generation Vacuum Cleaners including your Generation 5 (G5). The belt change procedure is the same for Kirby Models G3-G10 Sentria. The video is below in an easy to follow, and understand video. Feel free to use the pause controls to pause the movie as you're fixing the belt on your Kirby.

I hope this video was able to teach you the exact process of how the Kirby belt has to be installed in order for it to work properly. Please, if you have any questions just request a clarification of the repair and I'll be more then happy to help you further, I'm always happy to answer any questions. If you found this video helpful, please kindly rate this repair solution as helpful also. I really do appreciate it, thank you.

Thanks for watching!

Chris J

Jan 20, 2010 | Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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How to change g5 belt

1)First, you turn the square belt lifter on the front of the power nozzle until the red arrows line up (belt off)
2)Remove the power head from the front of the machine. Now turn the belt lifter the other way and line the green arrows up again. This releases the tension on the belt
3)Turn it upside down and release the two clips that hold the metal baseplate on and remove the baseplate.
4)Grab the brushroll and pull it out of the power head. Slide the new belt onto the center of the brushroll. It will hang doesn't have to stretch around anything yet. MAKE SURE THAT THE BRUSHROLL SPINS FREELY!! If it doesn't, you'll burn all new belts quickly due to the added strain on the belt.

You can get a replacement belt here:

Kirby G5 Replacement Belt

Nov 02, 2009 | Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Kirby g5 suction problem

If its not picking up as an upright but does with the hose, youve either not connected the belt or the belt is broken

Feb 17, 2009 | Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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I have lost My Kirby G5 Manual
I have lost My Kirby G5 Manual
Posted by Marie1231 on Apr 23, 2008
Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum
I need to know how to use the attachments that came with the Kirby. I know how to use the shampoo/vacuum, but not the other attachments or the upholstery cleaner. Does anyone have any idea?

I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure.
1st, you need to un-hook the lever @ the top of the Kirby head, dial off the belt from the Kirby Vacuum Head using the Kirby emblem in the front of the vacuum, that also serves as a hook/spoon to dial the belt off the fan pulley. Once you have removed the vacuum head you now hook up the attachment hose to use the attachments by locking the attachment hose to the top lever. All regular Kirby attachment will fix on the attachment hose end including the spin brush if you have one with your Kirby --- using the Kirby Shampoo spray the soiled area and use the spin brush to agitate the carpet and or upholstery, try not to use to much water. If you have a Kirby shampooer – use the recovery tank on the exhaust port of the Kirby (this means that the cloth/paper bag needs to come off and install the clear recovery tank. Please refer to the Kirby owners manual for any type of trouble shooting that you might need – or please feel free to contact your local vacuum dealer in the yellow pages or contact your Kirby factory manufacturer listed below: Contact Us by Phone
United States and Canada 1-800-494-8586
Between the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
Monday thru Friday
Thanks, Don – The Vac Man
Go Ahead. Use Us.

Apr 23, 2008 | Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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here is a link to a site with detailed instructions on replacing the belt on your kirby

hope this helps!!!

Apr 06, 2008 | Kirby Ultimate G Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Kirby G5 vacuum

Here is a link to the help you need,,,

The G5 manual is out of print, but the G6 and Ultimate G models are exactly the same and wil work perfectly for your questions.

Sep 17, 2007 | Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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