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The belts are burning , I just replaced the belt as the last one seemed to be streched out. The little green light indicating the self propellsion in only on sometimes. Can anyone help me?

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If the roller/beater is jammed with hair and stuff and not spinning freely that will cause the belt the burn.

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The green light is an indicator that your brush is rolling smoothly. If it starts to flicker and you smell something that smells like rubber burning you need to do a couple things; one is remove the roller and clean off all of the hair, string, etc. Next you want to replace your belt. Just because the roller isn't turning doesn't mean the motor and the belt aren't either. If your roller gets jammed your belt will continue to spin and it will eventually wear down in one spot and break. Replace the belt, clean the roller and your should be fine.

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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 (belt on).
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 loose...it 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. New brushrolls are available here...  NEW KIRBY BRUSHROLLS
5)Look at the ends of the brushroll. The brushroll has three height settings...you should see notches AND  NUMBERS on the sides of the brushroll's end caps. ONE notch (also #1) FACE UP on BOTH sides is the first setting and should be used when the roller is new. Three notches is the last setting used before a new roller is needed and should be used if the brushes are short and worn. Put the brushroll back in, making ABSOLUTELY SURE sure that the SAME NUMBER of notches and the same raised number on the edge are FACE UP on BOTH sides. This is important, as the brushroller will be unbalanced if inserted wrong.
6)Replace the baseplate by fitting the front clips into place and then push it down in back and secure it with the two rear swivel clips. Make sure it fits securely down over the bumper on all sides with no suction leakage.
7)Turn the belt lifter to where the RED arrows line up, making sure that the inner "hook" grabs the belt and stretches it up while you are turning it. Once you have the belt stretched up, put the power nozzle back onto the Kirby and lock it in place.
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If the belt is hot or you smell it burning then chances are it has stretched a little and is slipping on either the motor shaft or beater bar shaft. If you are sure the beater bar is not restricted from turning then I would just replace it. Try this.. With the power cord disconnected, open the vac head to gain access to the beater brush and belt.. then remove the belt.. place the beater bar back into its holder and see if it easily turns by hand.. if it is free to turn..then plug the vac in and turn it on for a few seconds.. you will see and hear the motor come on but you should NOT smell anything burning at that time. If you do.. you may have another issue with the motor or power cord or both.. if you don't smell anything burning, then disconnect the power and just replace the belt.... Good luck.

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