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My belt broke on my kirby G-5. I havent put a belt on it in 10 years. I having problems getting it on.Can u tell me the right way? Thank you.

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Greetings,

I recorded a video repair of replacing the belt for the Kirby generation vacuum cleaner. The following video will walk you through step by step on how to replace your Kirby belt, as well as doing some basic maintenance to the roller brush to prolong the life of your belt as long as possible.

How to Replace the belt on a Kirby Ultimate G Vacuum Cleaner;




I hope that this video was helpful to you in repairing your Kirby. If you found the video to be helpful, please kindly rate the video helpful by clicking on the Thumbs Up Icon below.

Thanks for watching!

Chris J.

Posted on Mar 21, 2010

  • Kathy Kellerman Sep 14, 2013

    Absolutely helpful, thank you so much, I fought this crazy vacuum for at least 30 minutes, the book is worthless in explaining how to make the belt engage. You did it such a manner that it was so simple, got it right the very first try! Thank you so much, I really do appreciate the video, no one else here to help a great grandma!!!

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We've actually shot a very helpful video repair on how to change the belt on your Kirby. Also, at the end of the video it shows you how to put the head of the vacuum back on properly. This video also gives you instructions on how to do routine maintenance on the roller brush to prolong the life of the belt. If you fast forward the video to the end though, you'll get an easy to follow answer on how to put the head of your Kirby back on.

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Below we explain how you can replace a vacuum cleaner belt on the Kirby Generation upright vacuum cleaner. All you will need to perform this repair is a new Kirby Generation Upright Belt, and some time. No tools are needed to perform this repair. This repair is the same for all Kirby Generation models including: G3, G4, G5, G6, Ultimate G, Kirby Diamond Edition, and the Kirby Sentria. The repair procedures have to be followed exactly in order for the vacuum to work properly. This should be done at least once a year even if the belt doesn't break, because these belts will stretch out over that year time period and will not work as well as a new belt would.

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I hope this video was able to teach you the exact process of how the Kirby belt has to be installed in order for it to work properly. Please, if you have any questions just request a clarification of the repair and I'll be more then happy to help you further, I'm always happy to answer any questions. If you found this video helpful, please kindly rate this repair solution as helpful also. I really do appreciate it, thank you.

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