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Kirby G4 Hi, Reddev. Could you advise the determination and self fix for the screeching? The fan looks fine...believe it is the barrings. Thanks, shautau

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The bearings, there are 2 of them can be replaced. You will have to take the motor apart so you can get the armature out, one bearing is in the bearing plate, the other is on the end of the armature. If you do this, be sure to mark where each wire goes into the switch. If you mix up the 2 coming from the motor, it will run backwards.

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