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How to change belt on my own

I need to know what to dissassemble to replace the belt.

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  • Anonymous Dec 09, 2007

    I need do how how to put on the brush belt

  • aunteenay Dec 18, 2007

    how to replace a belt

  • teshua2 Dec 21, 2007

    where' a link i can go and get the manual online. I just need to know how to take off the housing to get to the pully and brush roll. I've had other machines that were much more straight-forward without needing the manual. I've lost the manual in a move last year and have tried to figure this one out.

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  • dennymac Jan 29, 2008

    Belt slipped off my Kirby. How do im put it back on?

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2008

    how to change the belt.

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2008

    Took off the housing on the bottom. The belt is wrapped around the roller, the roller cannot be accessed. now what>

    There are 4 MORE SCREWS, but one is under the engine, so not accessible. The brush is STUCK with hair and needs to be cleaned. That caused the Belt to break...

  • johnnynails Aug 29, 2008

    belt broke in my g4 kirby sweeper. how do i put the belt on?



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That depends on what kind of vacuum you have, please provide detailed information.

Posted on Oct 20, 2007

  • Anonymous Oct 27, 2007

    my bad, I saw the type later, this is how you replace the vacuum belt.
    1) disconnect the cord from the electrical outlet.
    2) remove the four screws at the corners of the brush opening on the bottom plate.
    3) replace with belt number 38528035
    4) slide belt over motor shaft, then slide belt over large pulley while rolling pulley towards front of vacuum.

    replace the cover and screws.
    the small belt isn't normally replaced. 

    download a manual here:




If it has direct drive it doesn't have a belt per se--check the manual--I couldn't find mine and relied on experience from older vacuums when it was fairly easy to change those sucker!

Posted on Nov 27, 2007


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