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The vacuum turns on but wont run smells like burning rubber I took the bottom off and the belts dont appear to be broken but the one connected to beater bar seems like it may be loose

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  • sealsfam6 Jun 27, 2008

    my vacuum cleans but when the power head is on it smells like burnt rubber

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The vacuum turns on but
Posted by mmetcalf on Apr 24, 2008
the vacuum turns on but wont run smells like burning rubber I took the bottom off and the belts don’t appear to be broken but the one connected to beater bar seems like it may be loose

Hello,
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure.
In answer to your question, the reason it smells like burning rubber is because the belt is too loose and it is burning the inside of the belt because it is to loose, the average belt change for a Kirby vacuum is every 4 to 6 months, the tighter the belt the better the cleaning and always use the genuine Kirby belts because they are designed to work with the Kirby, there are replacement belts that will work and are less but they are made to the correct size but Kirby vacuums always s work better with genuine parts. If you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions.
http://kirby.com Contact Us by Phone
United States and Canada 1-800-494-8586
Between the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
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www.A-1Vacuum.com 1-800-657-1874 If you cannot find a local dealer near you they can ship you the parts UPS.
Thanks, Don – The Vac Man
Go Ahead. Use Us.

Posted on Apr 24, 2008

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