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We have a kirby generation 3 and it slows down and speeds up almost sounds like it is going do quit could this be a brush problem in the motor sometimes it will quit.

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You may need to service you Kirby. Go this page HERE, fill out Service Request Form and ship to us together with you Kirby. We will inspect it and will call you with an estimate.

Good Luck,
Rocky

Posted on Dec 10, 2009

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I think that you may need a new dive belt. You can get them here:

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If you feel that it vibrates quite a bit too - then it may be only broken fan blade.

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