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Brush Hi I just bought a Kirby second hand. There is a small black rubber belt hanging off the brush. How can I take apart the bottom part of the vacume and where does this belt go to. Thanks Anita

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Put the belt over the brush roll, set it in the middle, put the brush roll into the head and put on the bottom plate. Turn the big knob on the front of the nozzle to catch the belt, turn it until it locks into place. Then put the nozzole onto the front of the vac, then turn the knob all of the way the other direction, it will put it on the motor pulley.

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please clarify what you mean?
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brush roll bearings can be adjusted to lower the brush closer to the carpet when worn.
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GREEN = POSITION 2 MIDDLE (brush part worn)
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http://kirby.com Contact Us By Phone
United States and Canada: 1-800-494-8586
Between the hours of 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (EST)
Monday - Friday

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