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How do you change the belt on the kirby sentria

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Posted by erikh_85 on Jun 30, 2008
How do you change the belt on the Kirby sentria

Hello,
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. 1st, you need to see if the head of the Kirby comes off, and if does then dial the belt off from the Kirby spoon/hook counter clock wise and then remove the bell housing off of the vacuum. Then remove the bottom plate using the 2 levers and then lift out the brushroll, remove the old belt and then slide the new Genuine Kirby belt onto the vacuum and then re-install the brushroll with the screw heads facing towards the carpet. Then using the dial spoon/ hook then dial the belt on to the fan pulley dialing counter clockwise and the belt should be on the vacuum then id your bell housing is removable then re-install the bell housing and lock it down. The plug it in and test the vac to see if it is picking up. If you have questions please feel free to contact you local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or contact the Kirby cust serv.

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
Hours 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
Thanks, Don the Vac Man
Go Ahead. Use Us.

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