My vacuum sort of lost its suction-power. I have checked the belt and it is functioning (so the underside wheel works), and there is no obvious blockage in the tubing. Should I take it apart inside near engine?
The belt may appear to be in working order, but your problem is - it is time to change the belt. Once you replace it with a new one and enusre all area are clean and connected propperly, the vacuum should work fine
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Check suction at intake without any hose connected. If that is good, then connect hose and check suction again. If that is poor, then you have a clog. If still good, then check power nozzle by getting into the belt area. RainVac www.rainvac.com 800-523-0510
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
1: There is a clog somewhere in your air pathway, which is why you're not getting any suction at the end of the hose. Try disconnecting the hose from the machine and checking inside the various openings for clogs.
2: Your belt needs replacement, which is why you're not getting the lines on the carpet. Remove the baseplate on the underside of the machine and remove the brushroll, put the new belt around the motor pulley and replace the brushroll. Note that even if your old belt appears fine, it's probably stretched to the point that it's not agitating properly.
Otherwise, it is entirely possible that your motor is shot and is not able to effectively move air. This is very common with bagless vacuums, which is why the average lifespan of bagless vacuums is 1.5-3 years.
You say it lost its suction, then you also say this is plenty of suction power, seems you cant figure out the prob. Try cleaning the fan on the suction blower. The blades can get chocked with dust which will give you a reduced suction.