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I have a kirby Tradition. The belt has come of and also the bit you turn to stretch the belt. I have all the bits but no idea how to put it together

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I have a Kirby Tradition.
Posted by Pagan1 on Jun 08, 2008
I have a Kirby Tradition. The belt has come of and also the bit you turn to stretch the belt. I have all the bits but no idea how to put it together

Hello,
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. I have never come across the entire belt hook assm has come completely apart, but I have seem other people put the assm back together, but I would bring it to a local Kirby vacuum cleaner dealer in your area and if for some reason they cannot repair the Kirby head and hook assm they can order you a compete head totally repaired, but that would be choice #2 or feel free to contact your local Kirby Vacuum Cleaner Dealer to give you a breakdown on how to put it back together again. So 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/ Customer Service – United States & Canada 1-800-494-8586
Hour’s 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (EST) U.S. & Canada Fax # 1 (216) 529-6146
Mail To:
Consumer Relations
The Kirby Company
1920 West 114 Street
Cleveland, OH 44102
http://www.a-1vacuum.com/ 1-800-657-1874 Customer Service
Thanks, Don the Vac Man
Go Ahead. Use Us.

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