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Kirby Lexan Fan is crack and need help to replace

Kirby Lexan Fan is broken and i need help to figure how to get at the fan so i can replace it the part cost $14 does anybody have any suggestions or web pages to help me with this problem .Thank you very much anyone for your help

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Check out my online instructions...

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

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Here is a walkthrough with step by step pictures on how to replace the fan. How to replace Kirby fan.

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How to replace fan kit

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With help from this site I replaced the fan on my Kirby Gen4. Now the motor starts slow then stalls. Is it ruined?


When the fan finally cracks and even before it spins out of balance so your motor brushes have poor and intermitent contact with the armature and could have broken the motor housing possibly damaged the field. But ruined NEVER. That machine will run 100 years :)

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POSSIBLE CAUSES: 1) Sometimes there is a piece of debris in the fan case. (Not likely, but possible) Take the power head, handle and cloth bag off of the Kirby, pick it up and turn it with the fan toward the floor and shake it to see if something falls out.

If there's nothing in there and it still makes the noise, you most likely need to replace the fan/impeller as it is probably cracked or broken. You can sometimes see fan damage by removing the power head, looking into the hole in the front of the Kirby and slowly rotating the fan by using the shaft in front. The damage can't always be seen that way, but if you can't see it, you'll need to take the fan case off so that the whole fan is visible to make sure. I have written complete instructions that should lead you through the whole repair.If neither of these things are found to be the case, check the carbon brushes. I don't have a guide written for this yet, but my switch repair guide (link below) will help you break down the Kirby to get to them. Unscrew both brushes, take them out and look at them. The remaining length of brush will pop out of the holder and if they are shorter than 1/2 inch long, I recommend replacement. (they are not expensive)

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I need a manuel to replace a broken fan on my g4 kriby


Hello,

We have actually recorded a very informative do it your self video on how to replace the fan on a Kirby Generation upright.

The video is a two part video, but this explains step by step how to remove the old fan, and put the new one on.

If you need to purchase a new fan assembly, here's a link to the Fan assembly for your Kirby G4. Unfortunately you may only purchase them as a complete assembly:
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Here's the videos showing how to replace the fan:

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Hopefully this helps you with your problem! If this did help, please be so kind and rate the repair, or leave feedback for me. This is very appreciated by the Fixya community when someone is able to answer your question, and assures that experts continue to answer free questions, instead of just the premium paid questions.

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Kirby G4 motor is very loud. It has suction but seams to be a lot louder than when we bought it in 1996.


Hi There,

Most likely it's just the fan that is making the noise rather then the motor. The way the Kirby vacuums are designed, anything hard that's vacuumed up such a coin, or other hard things can break the fan.

In order to check and see if it's your fan, remove the front part of the vacuum that contains the roller brush and belt. If you're not sure how to do this, here's a video that shows you how to change the belt, but will also explain how to get the front bell shaped housing off:


Once you have the front cover off, look inside the vacuum directly behind the motor shaft. You will be able to inspect the fan here. Turn the motor shaft which also turns the fan, and see if there's any cracks, or if the fan blade is broken. I think most likely you'll see the fan damaged somehow.

Here's a video repair that we've put together that explains step by step on how to replace the suction fan on your Kirby:


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Hopefully this helped you fix your Kirby. Please be so kind and rate the repair, or leave feedback if this was helpful to you. Thanks so much,

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In order to replace the fan you will buy a 2 or three piece lexan fan kit containing the fan a spacer and shaft.
You must remove the carpet head and then looking from the back of the machine you will find a series of philips screws on the outer edge of the fan housing facing towards the front, several of which may be partly covered by the motor housing. You will remove the forward facing screws to allow the housing to separate and reveal the fan.
If you are lucky there will be a sideways hole through the impeller shaft allowing you to slip a nail through to help twist the saft to unscrew it while holding the fan .
The shaft will turn off revealing a threaded motor shaft with spacers which the broken fan will slide off revealing a second spacer at the back . Be sure to replace these spacers in the same order when re-assembling the unit. Secure the shaft hand tight. Post back to advise if you need further help

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My Kirby Ultimate G is not picking up anything and makes a rattle noise when turned on.


Greetings from GoVacuum,

The Kirby vacuum is a very well engineered vacuum cleaner. There's usually not many things that go wrong with them.

You may just need to replace the belt on the machine, this should take care of the not picking up part. Even though the belt may not be broken, it may have stretched to a point where the roller brush is not spinning as fast as it should. This will effect the vacuum's performance, and make it not pick up as well.

Here's a video that we did showing how to replace a belt on Kirby vacuums. If this doesn't take care of the problem, let me know I'd be happy to try and help you determine what the problem is. One other thing you may want to look at, is the fan on the machine. When you take the front agitator housing off of the machine, look inside the vacuum at the fan, make sure that there are no cracks, and that the fan is not broken off.


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Fan replacement


http://reviews.ebay.com/KIRBY-VACUUM-REPAIR-HOW-TO-REPLACE-THE-FAN-IMPELLER_W0QQugidZ10000000003711302?ssPageName=BUYGD:CAT:-1:LISTINGS:3
I'm assuming you mean to replace the impeller fan...if so this site has step by step instructions...

hope this helps!!!!

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