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Replacing propeller Kirby G5: ordered a new propeller and can't seem to open up the unit to replace it. We've found all of the screws (we believe). Are we missing something?

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I have a Kirby G5 and need to replace the gear drive shaft, as the lever inside fell off and the shaft came out. (Common problem by the sound of it.) How do i remove the actual gearbox itself. I have...


I have never touched a Kirby vacuum before and my wife had the same issue. The neutral/drive pedal just fell out so I figured I would give it a shot to see if I could fix it and quickly figured out the 3 screws in the bottom plate for the drive unit wasn't the answer.



I was able to figure things out out after I found a parts list with diagrams at the follow web site and address:



Vac Parts Warehouse.com

http://www.vacpartswarehouse.com/category-s/2821.htm



The two parts involved are:

13. Bracket Cam Assembly Neutral Drive Pedal 557689A

16. Kirby Pedal Cam For Neutral Drive G6 558499A



Here's how to get to a point that you can get these two parts in/out of the machine.



- Remove bag and fill tube from handle and main unit

- Remove floor nozzle assembly

- Remove the handle via the two screws at the handle fork plate (these have loctite on them so needed a socket wrench with torex bits to get them out).

- Remove the plastic rear scuff plate vie the screw with the power cord anchor and screw by the Pedal Cam For Neutral Drive. Note release plastic tab in slot in the center and lift from the back and then over the base where the handle attaches.


I did not do this as I removed the the power drive assembly so I could figure out how to put the dive assembly back together. The pressed on arm that drives the cam assembly had pulled of the pedal shaft so this also made it easier to fish out the parts and experiment on positioning the arm in the right spot . I found the arm and a spring washer inside.



I assume at this point you could loosen the screw (don't remove it, it's the only one with a star lock washer on it) on the bottom plate that attaches the Bracket Cam Assembly and slide the Pedal Cam out and a new one in if you can get the part and replace it. The part was 16. Kirby Pedal Cam For Neutral Drive G6 558499A at Vac Parts Warehouse.com. The one listed on the website said it was for a G6 even though the parts listing is for a G5 so I don't know....



To continue to disassemble and take the power drive assembly out:

- Remove the 4 screws from the Cover Shell assembly - the metal top part. You do not need to remove the hinged Headlight Cap that is attached to it.

- Remove the 4 screw from the bracket assembly that has the handle attachment and forward/reverse switch. It attached by two wires. I only disconnect one and swung it to the side.

- Snap off the the on/off switch and disconnect from the Actuating Rod Foot Pedal to Power Switch.

- Remove the 3 screw from the bottom plate of the power drive assembly.

- Remove the drive belt.

- The power drive assembly will now drop out the bottom.



I just put the spring washer and arm back on the shaft and reassembled. I'll see how long that lasts before before buying the new part.



Have fun.

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HOW DO YOU CHANGE THE BELT ON THE G5?


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

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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.

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