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Roller is not turning

We have a Kirby G7 upright vacuum and it seems there is a black belt in the middle of the roller. Not sure where this rubber black belt goes or if it's part of the problem.

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The belt is supposed to be there, it drives the brush. If you cannot turn the brush easily by hand the you want to remove the bottom cover and take the brush out and clean around the bearings at each end of the brush using a dental type pick make sure you get all the hair and carpet materials out of the bearings. Then clean the area where the bearings sit in the housing. Then you have to feed the belt,(if it's not broken) back onto the motor. Yes it twists from a lateral position to a verticle position. Thanks, Dana

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I have the G series Kirby silver vacuum, I was vacuuming and started to smell some burning. Looked down and my green light was off also. What could it be? PLS HELP


Your belt is burning and will eventually wear down and break. The green light comes from copper brushes on your roller creating an electrical current that lights the little green light. As long as the roller is turning, the light will stay on. There may be something jamming the roller (hair, string, paper, etc). Clean the roller off and replace your belt. If you don't replace the belt it will break soon enough. Once you start smelling the "rubber burning" smell it's and indication that your belt has deteriorated at some point and has a weak spot in it. Clean the roller and replace the belt and it should be fine.

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How To Replace The Belt On a Kirby G6 Generation Vacuum Cleaner


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Below we have recorded a video on how to replace the belt on a Kirby Generation Series G6 Upright Vacuum Cleaner. This easy to understand video will explain step by step how to change the belt, as well as service the roller brush. Learn how to lower the brushes as the beater bar wears out, and how to prolong the life of your belt by doing regular maintenance on the roller brush.

The repair is the same for all Kirby Generation Uprights. I hope this helps everyone! Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about vacuum repair.




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If it is any help, I usually put it on the motor shaft and then over the roller (which I have removed) and then replace the roller. I find this is easier on most models since you can then hold onto the roller (which is bigger) and have an easier time mounting the roller into the vacuum than mounting the belt on the motor shaft. Just make sure that you have the belt on correctly. The belt should only be touching the roller and the motor shaft, nothing in between. Hope this helps. Good luck!

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My Generation 3 Kirby Vacuum is giving off a burnt rubber smell when I vacuum. I have tried to raise the height of the head but it still happens. Can you tell me what could be causing rubber to burn? ...


The belt driving the brush roller in the power head is slipping. It is really just a big thick rubber band. Where it wears out it slips and burns due to friction.

Look at the bottom of the power head. There is a cover plate held with 2 to 4 screws. Remove the plate and you will see the roller and drive belt. Slip the roller out and remove the belt.

Go to your local vacuum dealer and get a replacement.

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Doesn't seem like it is picking up very well. Not sure if the roller is working right


Your belt is probably worn or stretched and there for not turning the roller brush the way it should. You should replace that belt at least once a year. If you haven't replaced it recently I would try that. Here is a link to the belt you need:

Girby G4 Replacement Belts

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Smells (burnt rubber) like it's overheating when I vacuum


I would check the brush roller and make sure it turns good and replace the belt on it . When you smell burning rubber most of the time it is the belt .

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How do you install the belt on the kirby vacuum?


Step 1: 
UNPLUG YOUR KIRBY VACUUM CLEANER. Before you go any further, take your time with this belt change. It's not that difficult, just a little different than most other vacuums. These belts are very easy to find on the internet. kirby-oldstyle1.jpg Step 2: 
You should be facing the front of your Kirby vacuum. The height adjustment lever will be on your right. Push the lever all the way down. Lift the light hood with your left hand. Turn theKirby vacuum belt lifter counter-clockwise with your right hand. Unlock the accessory lock. The accessory lock is located under the light hood. Move the lock to the left to disengage it. Remove the front of the vacuum cleaner.
kirby-oldstyle2.jpg kirby-oldstyle2a.jpg Step 3: 
Turn the vacuum belt lifter all the way clockwise until the belt drops down. Unlock the roller plate by releasing the two latches on the rear. Pull the roller plate up slightly and then off. kirby-oldstyle3.jpg kirby-oldstyle3a.jpg  
Step 4: 
Bend one end of the roller bracket just enough to remove the roller. Remove this end of the roller. If you need to replace the roller take it all the way out. Remove any carpet fiber, string, or hair from the roller with a scissor.

kirby-oldstyle4.jpg kirby-oldstyle4a.jpg Step 5:
After you have removed the old belt, slide the new one back on the middle of the roller. If you're Kirby vacuum cleaner has a belt indicator light, the roller will have a magnet built onto one end of it. It's very important to install to install a roller with a magnet on the same side as the indicator light. The roller actually will only fit into the roller plate one way.
kirby-oldstyle4.jpg Step 6: 
Place the roller back in the roller bracket. Place the roller bracket back and lock it into place with the 2 latches. Rotate the vacuum cleaner belt lifter counter-clockwise. You should feel the the belt catch. Look inside to make sure the belt is being stretched onto the vacuum belt lifter. Reassemble the machine. After you have reassembled your Kirby, turn the belt lifter cockwise, releasing the vacuum belt onto the vacuum motor shaft. kirby-oldstyle2.jpg

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