MY KIRBY G4 FAN WAS BROKEN, I JUST PURCHASE A NEW G4 FAN KIT. This kit includes a new fan, new pulley, new spacer, new washer, and a new gasket. THE ORIGINAL ONE WAS A ONE PIECE METAL FAN. I NEED HELP TO ASSEMBLE THE G4 FAN KIT IN THE RIGHT ORDER. THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE. SINCERELY, LOUISYF@YAHOO.COM
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Re: KIRBY G4 FAN ASSEMBLY ORDER
First put the gasket on the spacer, thin end to to out, push it down all the way on the motor shaft, then put the nylon washer on, then the fan, metal washer and then the pulley, just snug it, (don't tighten too much just beyond hand tightening). Put the casing, top and handle back on.
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When the green lights do not come on when vacuuming with a Kirby, this indicates that your belt 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 tutorial 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:
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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:
Thanks for the clarification. I have never seen this problem previously in a Kirby. I wonder if the belt keeps sliding off because it's been stretched out? After about 1-2 years, the belts on the Kirby will stretch out to a point where there can possibly slide off the motor shaft. Have you tried just replacing the belt on the unit first?
If you're sure that it's not the belt that may be stretched out, and you'd like to replace the motor shaft, you certainly may do this. The only problem with this is the motor shaft is not sold by itself as a separate part. The only way to purchase this motor shaft is to purchase the entire fan assembly, which includes a new fan, and the hardware necessary on the fan assembly.
In terms of installing it, we've actually recorded a video repair on how to replace the fan assembly, which involves removing the motor shaft in order to get the fan off. Since you have to purchase the fan assembly anyways in order get the motor shaft, you may want to go ahead and replace your fan assembly at this time also. Even though your fan may not be broken, on Kirby's the fans can become coated with dirt and fine dust, which can sometimes lead to the Kirby exhausting a bad smell. If you'd rather not replace the fan, you may remove the motor shaft without disassembling the entire machine, you'll just need to secure the fan somehow so that the fan doesn't spin while you're using a nail to turn the motor shaft off.
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Here's Part 1 of the video:
Here's Part 2 on Replacing the motor shaft and fan:
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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
Kirby Vacuums Can you help me find a agent where I can buy parts for my Kirby, I live in Melbourne. If the customer lives in the United States the customer can purchase the Genuine Kirby Parts from any Genuine Kirby Dealer including the fan, bags, belts brushroll, etc., or if you need help call a Kirby dealer in the yellow pages under vacuums or call 1-800-328-9430 to have them shipped to your location. Even if it is Melbourne, Australia – they can ship the items to you using a credit card to your location. http://www.avacorp.com/