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Here is a free online manual. The fan is also available for purchase. :0)

http://reviews.ebay.com/KIRBY-VACUUM-REPAIR-HOW-TO-REPLACE-THE-FAN-IMPELLER_W0QQugidZ10000000003711302

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Our Gen3 Kirby still works but is extremely loud not - I am currently only using with the wood floor attachment (no brush) - thoughts?


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to determine this, remove the hose from the unit, and turn the fan shaft with your hand looking down inside the unit. You should see blades on the impeller fan, and they should all look squared off and curved. If any of them are broken or worn, it will make the unit louder than normal.

Also, the hose attchment has an increased noise more than using the brush attchment anyway because it increases the suction for the hose more than on the carpet. IE the motor runs faster giving you more suction.

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The vacuum has started making a much louder noise. like something is coming apart or is stuck/clogged. Noticed the fan type blade has several cracks, some bigger than others. could this be the problem?


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If the fan does not come off easily you may have to remove this part and access the rear of the motor where you can use a wrench to hold the armature (you will see where you can hold it right behind the commutator. Removing slide bracket assembly memorize where the wires are plugged in and how it is engaged with the transmission.

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posted by Rogor on Apr 18, 2008
How do I change the fan on my model 2HD Kirby
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure.
1st you need to remove the head with the revolving brushing by dialing off the belt and undo the Kirby lock @ the top o the bell housing. Remove the head and that will expose the fan and the fan housing. The fan housing is held on by a couple of screws and once you removed the screws then you need to separate the fan housing from the motor section, it is held on by a Kirby fan housing sealer that is clear – so try to separate the fan housing with a knife or screwdriver, once the fan housing is off the Kirby fan is screwed on I believe either clockwise or counter clockwise and un-screw the fan and follow the reverse situation on installing the fan but you need to use the clear Kirby Fan Housing Sealer to re-seal the fan housing and let it dry and wipe of the excess clear sealer before putting it back together again. Always remember on the Kirby vacuums – use genuine Kirby parts on the repairs, it does make a difference. Then go back and place the Kirby head back on the vacuum – lock it on place and then re-dial the belt onto the Kirby fan shaft, plug your vacuum in the wall outlet and test run the vacuum.
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