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KIRBY G4 FAN ASSEMBLY ORDER

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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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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