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Need help in changing the blade on inside of case housing for a old G6 type vac 15 plus yr old. how do i replace plastic blade.

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Re: Need help in changing the blade on inside of case...

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I need to replace the belt on my Kirby g6 2000 how do I do it

I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. The Kirby has a belt hook on the inside of the bell housing and 1st you need to release the old belt by turning the dial in front of the bell housing counter clock wise to get the old belt off. Some Kirby vacuums the entire bell housing comes off and makes it fairly simple but the process and the format to change the belt is the same. The brushroll has screws on each end and the screw heads need to be facing down on each side, so remove of drop down one side of the brush and slide the belt onto the middle of the brushroll then re-insert the brushroll, screws head facing down, then use the Kirby dial to hook the belt and then dial the belt onto the Kirby fan pulley and then you should be done. If you have further questions please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area. So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions. Customer Service – United States & Canada 1-800-494-8586
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