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Is the fan on a Kirby Vacuum free floating on the shaft? The shaft accelarates faster than the fan. Do I need a new fan?

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The pullet is what holds it in place, if it has come loose, just tighten it. But if that doesn't help, then replace the fan.

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this could be the impeller fan next to the motor shaft under your attachment hose connection.

to determine this, remove the hose from the unit, and turn the fan shaft with your hand looking down inside the unit. You should see blades on the impeller fan, and they should all look squared off and curved. If any of them are broken or worn, it will make the unit louder than normal.

Also, the hose attchment has an increased noise more than using the brush attchment anyway because it increases the suction for the hose more than on the carpet. IE the motor runs faster giving you more suction.

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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:

Part 1:

Part 2:

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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Th end of the shaft that come from the motor is worn out, and won't hold the belt well. How do I change it?


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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.

Here's a parts diagram that shows you the motor shaft is sold only in a completely assembly:
http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/vacuumcleanerbacgs/kirby-generation-parts-diagram.pdf

If you haven't already purchased the motor shaft, here's a direct link to the motor shaft and fan assembly on our website:
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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.

Anyways, here's the video repair that we recorded. I hope that this helps you. If you found this helpful, please kindly rate my repair helpful by clicking the thumbs up icons in the top right hand corner of the repair. This is really what keeps Fixya repair professionals continue to give free repairs online.

Here's Part 1 of the video:




Here's Part 2 on Replacing the motor shaft and fan:


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I had to replace mine fan yesterday. I broke away some of the outer pieces and grabbed the fan around the center with some vise grips and put another vise grip on the shaft. ( You can also put a hard steel tool of some kind through the hole in the shaft) when facing the front from the attachment side the shaft unscrews when turning it clockwise.It comes apart right in front of the fan where the washer is.

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