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Where does the belt go on the kirby as i can not see what it runs of . One side goes on the drum with the brushes but cant see what it runs on

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Were dose the belt go on a kirby

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I have the ultimate G The belt is on, new bag, vacuum runs but no roller rotation and minimal if any suction????


On the right side of your vacuum head, there is a green belt indicator light. If when the unit is powered on and this light is not lighting up, you have a broken belt, or you didnt properly latch the belt in place.

a) Broken belt- you can use the belt from your shampoo'er if you have one, otherwise your nearest Kirby distributor has them for a couple bucks

b) As for the suction, the Kirby has 2 motors. 1 motor is for the cleaning of the floor, the other motor (where you see the vent on the left side) is for keeping the unit cool to expand the life, which btw average life of a kirby is 20yrs and they all come with a lifetime refurbishing plan. If your not getting any suction check the boot of the bag where it hooks onto the unit for any clogging

Jan 15, 2011 | Kirby Ultimate G Bagged Upright Vacuum

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I am trying to replace the brushbelt. I have the brush off not surewhich end goes where. also I had it on once but the belt was off when it was supposed to on. I cant find my instructions ! help


I am going Kirby "G" crazy. I hope this URL will be of help to you:
http://reviews.ebay.com/CHANGING-THE-BELT-ON-A-KIRBY-G3-G4-G5-GSIX-ULTIMATE-G_W0QQugidZ10000000003720039
If it is of help, please rate me for this. Thank you.

Sep 24, 2010 | Kirby Ultimate G Bagged Upright Vacuum

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What is the secret of installing the belt? When I start in the off position & turn it to the belt on position, the belt is not picked up. It appears that the hook is backwards.


Kirby has produced a good video that shows you step by step how to change your belt. They show the Sentria model but this procedure is the same for every Kirby model. You will notice in the video that they mention the numbers on the side of the brush roll. These numbers correspond to the length of bristle that sticks out past the brush roll. You would have number one showing on new brush rolls. About every year, as the bristles wear, you would turn the brush so that the next higher number is facing you until you get to number 3.
Here's the link http://kirby.com/Portals/0/videos.html

May 18, 2010 | Kirby Generation 3 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Every so often I get a smell of burning from my g4 Kirby vacuum. I noticed it's when I'm vacuuming a fairly new rug on this house I clean. Should I be concerned?


If it is a smell of burning rubber - most likely your vacuum belt is overdue for replacement.

At this point - remove the brush roller, remove the old belt, clean off your brush roller and remove any string or hair that may be bound up around it (usually around where the belt goes or on the sides), and put on a new belt. Your Kirby should act good as new if your bag is replaced at the same time.

If the brush roller has too much string and hair wrapped around it, many times the brush roller will not spin as fast as the belt is driving it and you will get that burning smell.

Dec 23, 2009 | Vacuums

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Kirby G4D belt change . haven't changed the belt in years ! not sure who it goes on, or around the the spool housing ??


Changing belt on Kirby is a bit complicated. Kirby Co. just did not make it easy for their customers. You have to be careful when installing the brush roll back. Brush roll end caps have to be put back a certain way. For detailed instructions with pictures go HERE.

Good Luck,
Rocky
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Mar 28, 2009 | Kirby G4 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Belt


I don't know where near you, but most local repair shops should have the belts for kirby.

Jun 18, 2008 | Kirby Generation 3 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Kirby Ultimate G will not suck with main brush head attachment


You may need a new belt, it may have stretched enough so it isn't turning the brush roll anymore.

Mar 08, 2008 | Kirby Ultimate G Bagged Upright Vacuum

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How to install kirby vaccum belts


Take the noozle off of the vac. take out the brush roll and old belt, put the belt over the brush roll and re-instal in the noozle. Turn the big square knob on the front os far as you can, it will lock in that position, then put it back on the vac and lock it down, then turn the knob the other way to release the belt unto the belt pulley.

Feb 20, 2008 | Kirby Generation 3 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Kirby g4


first things first...take the powerhead off of the front of the kirby. If you look at where the powerhead connects to the front of the kirby and you'll see a large hook...turn the hook using the crank on the front of the powerhead so that the belt is pulled up and away from the brushes. (OFF position) The hook stretches the belt so that it can fit over the fan driveshaft (its the finger looking thing that sticks out of the front of the kirby when the powerhead is removed.)

Next, place the two "feet" of the powerhead onto the "perch" located on the front of the kirby (under the driveshaft opening)....lock it on by turning the silver lever on the top of the kirby (the one under the hood/light)


Now spin the knob on the front of the kirby from off to on. This releases the belt from that hook in the powerhead so it can rest on the driveshaft. Off means the belt is off of the drive shaft and the brushes won't spin. On means the belt is on the driveshaft and the brushes will be spinning. But remember, the belt has to be stretched open on that hook inside the power head BEFORE the powerhead is placed on the front of the kirby. Otherwise the belt won't be connected to the spinning driveshaft, and the brushes won't spin

Dec 08, 2007 | Vacuums

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Replacing brush roller on my KIrby g6 limited edition


You need a new belt. When the green light goes out, that means your brushroll has stopped spinning. Here's how to change it....

http://reviews.ebay.com/CHANGING-THE-BELT-ON-A-KIRBY-G3-G4-G5-GSIX-ULTIMATE-G_W0QQugidZ10000000003720039

Even if you just replaced the belt, this guide will help you make sure that you got the brushroll back in the right way.

Hope it helps....

Marci

Dec 08, 2007 | Kirby G6 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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