Question about Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum
I bought a new roller and now every time I use the vac the belt slips off after a few minutes
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You may have a bad brush roll, part #61250-1, or the base itself has a problem and isn't letting the brush roll sit straight so it can be in alignment.
Posted on Jan 15, 2008
SOURCE: Oreck belts keep coming off
If the pulley on the brush roll is worn, then I would replace the brushroll. Look at the ends where the brush roll sits in to make sure the casing hasn't over heated and not holding the brush in place. Also make sure the motor is shifting and causing the belt to come off. Another is if you are catching a rug or towel, that also will cause the belt to come off. I am assuming you using a new belt and not a worn one. After only a short time, belts stretch and need to be replaced.
Posted on Jan 22, 2008
SOURCE: sweeper belt
Greetings from GoVacuum.com,
Have you replaced the belt with a new one yet? You may want to try replacing the belt, as with flat belts like the Fantom Thunder, they do stretch out 4 -5 inches after time. We in fact recommended replacing a flat belt every year, even if the belt doesn't break, because of the stretching. I think what may have happened, is that your belt is stretched to the point where it will not stay on the pulley as soon as there is any tension (putting the brushes on carpeting), which will cause the belt just to slip off.
You should be able to replace the belt (very inexpensive, we sell Fantom belt for $2) and this should take care of the problem. When you replace the belt, you should also take the roller brush apart and remove any hair, or thread that may be wrapped around the bearings. You should be able to remove the bearing cap by pulling them, or holding one end, and unscrewing the other.
I'd even be willing to send you a free Fantom Thunder belt, if you'd be so kind to vote Fixya for this answer :-) Just send me an email with your name, address, and the exact model number (located on the back of the machine, or the bottom of it) of your vacuum, and vote Fixya, I'll immediately ship you the belt for free!
Please let me know if you have any other questions I can help you with.
Posted on Oct 13, 2008
Particles of the failed belt may be trapped in the bearings which, if I remember right, aren't very well protected.
I'd remove the rollers, slide the bearings off (if they do slide off) and blow them out with a compressor or saturate them with WD-40 and turn manually until they are free again.
Posted on Jan 15, 2009
Take a flat head screw driver and pry the end cap off. It will come off. You might have some string or hair around it causing it to not turn.
Posted on Jan 31, 2009
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