Question about Kirby G4 Bagged Upright Vacuum
When the green lights do not come on when vacuuming with a Kirby, this indicates that your belt has either broken or fallen off. There is a magnet on the beater bar that activates the LED green light when it's spinning.
Here's a helpful video tutorial that we recorded, that will show you how to replace the belt, as well as perform basic maintenance on your roller brush to prolong the life of your belt as long as possible.
Video Repair on How To Check The Belt on a Kirby Generation G4:
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If you need to purchase a new roller brush, or belt for your Kirby G4, here are direct links to those parts on our website:
Kirby G4 Roller Brush Assembly:
Kirby G4 Agitator Belt:
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Posted on May 14, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Greetings from GoVacuum,
When the green light on the Kirbys stops working, this indicates that your belt has either broken, or fallen off the cleaner so the brush is not spinning. You're probably noticing that it's not picking up as well without that green light. If the belt is broken, and you need to a purchase a new belt, GoVacuum offers these belts for sale here; Kirby Vacuum Cleaner Belts 301291-3 (3 pack) fits all Generation series models G3, G4, G5, G6, G7, Ultimate G, and Diamond Edition in a 3 pack.
Once you have the new belt, please watch our very helpful video on how to replace it, and to make sure that the belt is on correctly, and the green light is on.
Kirby Belt Change Video;
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If you have any questions or needs some clarifications, please email me at chris.jones (at) govacuum (dot) com.
Posted on Mar 19, 2010
You need a new belt. When the green light goes out, the brush is not spinning. The belt is stretched and needs replaced. Here are detailed belt changing instructions....
Hope I have helped...
Posted on Mar 15, 2008
The G4 has a magnetic block on one end of the brush. It must be aligned on the LED end of the brush housing. ..with adjustment screws facing out. When setting the housing back in place use the pedal to lift the carpet nozzle up off the work surface
Posted on Sep 06, 2009
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