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Kirby G4 motor is very loud. It has suction but seams to be a lot louder than when we bought it in 1996.

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Hi There,

Most likely it's just the fan that is making the noise rather then the motor. The way the Kirby vacuums are designed, anything hard that's vacuumed up such a coin, or other hard things can break the fan.

In order to check and see if it's your fan, remove the front part of the vacuum that contains the roller brush and belt. If you're not sure how to do this, here's a video that shows you how to change the belt, but will also explain how to get the front bell shaped housing off:


Once you have the front cover off, look inside the vacuum directly behind the motor shaft. You will be able to inspect the fan here. Turn the motor shaft which also turns the fan, and see if there's any cracks, or if the fan blade is broken. I think most likely you'll see the fan damaged somehow.

Here's a video repair that we've put together that explains step by step on how to replace the suction fan on your Kirby:


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Hopefully this helped you fix your Kirby. Please be so kind and rate the repair, or leave feedback if this was helpful to you. Thanks so much,

Chris Jones
GoVacuum.com

Posted on May 03, 2010

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I agree it is the fan

Posted on Jun 06, 2010

  • NITROJC Feb 21, 2011

    Hello People,
    Does the Green Light have anything to do with the Amount of suction ? Its already been said that when the light is off ... something is wrong; possible the roller, or belt isn't working properly.
    Lastly, what is it that activates the Green light ? Would weak, or very little suction cause the light to Go-OFF ??

    Please answer the question ... A.S.A.P.

    THANK-YOU, James.

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    Chris Jones Feb 21, 2011

    The green light is an indicator that alerts you to whether or not the roller brush is spinning. There's a magnet at thend of the beater bar, and when properly installed, and a good belt, this magnet when spinning causes the green light to come on. If the light is not coming on, this indicates either you have a broken belt, or the belt was not installed correctly, and is not on the pulley, or motor shaft. This means that your roller brush is not spinning, which will dramatically decrease the vacuums performance. Please check out the video and try installing a new belt, this should fix it. If it doesn't, a new roller brush assembly can be the only other problem. Thanks!

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