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There may be dirt, hair, etc. lodged inside the end caps. Remove the brush roller and remove the end caps to check.

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That is an expensive vacuum cleaner. If it were mine I would have it serviced by a Kirby vacuum serviceman.

May 11, 2017 | Vacuums

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The brush on my kirby won't turn

It may have something caught in the roller mechanism if not the belt that drives the roller may have broken or slipped off. If the problem is neither of these then the motor that drives the belt to drive the roller may have failed, Please take to an authorized service centre and have it repaired or replaced if it does not cost more than a new vacuum if it is going to cost more than a new vacuum then discard that machine and purchase a new one. I hope this helps.

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I need to replace the belt I bought a new belt and I can't get the belt back on

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there is a video at the bottom on changing belts on a Kirby

Sep 23, 2010 | Kirby Generation 3 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Green light no on

HI There,

When the green lights do not come on when vacuuming with a Kirby, this indicates that your belt2_bing.gif has either broken or fallen off. There is a magnet on the beater bar that activates the LED green light when it's spinning.

Here's a helpful video tutorial2_bing.gif that we recorded, that will show you how to replace the belt, as well as perform basic maintenance on your roller brush to prolong the life of your belt as long as possible.

Video Repair on How To Check The Belt on a Kirby Generation G4:

I hope this was helpful! If you have any follow up questions, please feel free to use the comment field here on Fixya.

If you need to purchase a new roller brush, or belt for your Kirby G4, here are direct links to those parts on our website:

Kirby G4 Roller Brush Assembly:

Kirby G4 Agitator Belt:

If this repair was helpful to you, please be so kind and rate my repair helpful, or leave feedback for me. This is really appreciated by the Fixya community when someone answers your questions.

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May 21, 2010 | Kirby Ultimate G Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Every so often I get a smell of burning from my g4 Kirby vacuum. I noticed it's when I'm vacuuming a fairly new rug on this house I clean. Should I be concerned?

If it is a smell of burning rubber - most likely your vacuum belt is overdue for replacement.

At this point - remove the brush roller, remove the old belt, clean off your brush roller and remove any string or hair that may be bound up around it (usually around where the belt goes or on the sides), and put on a new belt. Your Kirby should act good as new if your bag is replaced at the same time.

If the brush roller has too much string and hair wrapped around it, many times the brush roller will not spin as fast as the belt is driving it and you will get that burning smell.

Dec 23, 2009 | Vacuums

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Kirby g4 brush wont turn belt ok

your belt has probably been stretched to the point where it will not work so good.

Jul 02, 2009 | Kirby Ultimate G Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Kirby G6 attaching fluffer brush on shampooer

Sure can,

You have two choices,
1.) To use your shampoo attachment, you'll need the fluffer shield, To set up the attachment seperate the tray assembly (the part that holds the roller brush) from the nozzle assembly (the part that attaches to the machine). Now seperate the roller brush from the tray (easiest way is to pull the belt). Insert the roller brush into the fluffer shield (it only goes one way). Insert the fluffer shield with the roller brush installed into the nozzle assembly the plastic shield will be faced towards the front of the machine. Turn belt lifter to where the red arrows match and attach to the front of the machine. Turn belt lifter to where the green arrows match and you should be in business.

2.) Your using the floor buffing attachment it the easiest method just put on like the floor nozzle (thing you vacuum with).

Jul 21, 2008 | Kirby G6 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Replacing brush roller on my KIrby g6 limited edition

You need a new belt. When the green light goes out, that means your brushroll has stopped spinning. Here's how to change it....

Even if you just replaced the belt, this guide will help you make sure that you got the brushroll back in the right way.

Hope it helps....


Dec 08, 2007 | Kirby G6 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Roller brush doesn't move

Here is a online's for the G series Kirbys. They're similar enough that it should help. Pay special attention to the belt lifting's exactly the same as for the Heritage II, and it's also where I think your problem lies. I have a Heritage II manual available too! Hope I have helped...

Oct 26, 2007 | Kirby Heritage II Vacuum

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