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Smells like burning rubber when I turn on my G6 Kirby vacuum.

Smells like burning rubber when I turn it on. I have a G6. I let my daughter borrow it to vacuum her apartment. She has a long hair cat and she hadn't vacuumed in a while. I had to pull hair out of the kirby from everywhere. and completely break it down. Now no matter what I do when I turn it on it still has that strange burning rubber smell after running for a few minutes. I've changed the bag and the belt. I also made sure everything was running properly as I could tell and all areas were clean. To include the beater brush.

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You must take of the plastic ends from the wood beater bar and make sure the metal axels are not wound up with hair. I did this monthly with 4daughters

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SOURCE: Kirby g6 won't turn on

Alot of the time it is a bad cord, there are other reason like a safety switch not engaged, bad switch, or a problem with the motor.

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SOURCE: owners manual for kirby g6

There is no manual available in file format, but you can get it on VHS, DVD and book format by clicking this link...

http://stores.ebay.com/CLICK-HERE-FOR-GREAT-DEALS_KIRBY-OWNERS-MANUALS_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZ1QQfsubZ7656839QQftidZ2QQtZkm

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SOURCE: dont know how to put the shampoo system together on my kirby g6..

http://reviews.ebay.com/KIRBY-CARPET-SHAMPOOER-INSTRUCTIONS-MANUAL-DIRECTIONS_W0QQugidZ10000000004594992

Copy and paste the above link to the address window of your browser for the Kirby Shampooer instructions.

Hope this helps :)

And thank you for using Fixya!!!

Posted on May 23, 2009

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SOURCE: kirby G6 vacuum smells ok smoke when vacuuming and

Try my troubleshooting guide...

http://reviews.ebay.com/COMMON-PROBLEMS-WITH-THE-KIRBY-VACUUM-TROUBLESHOOTING_W0QQugidZ10000000003800312

Hope this helps,
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SOURCE: Kirby g6 will not pic up dirt. Belt is on and bag

check for blockage or impeller if vacum makes loud noise the impeller is the part that gives it suction

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the vacuum turns on but wont run smells like burning rubber I took the bottom off and the belts don’t appear to be broken but the one connected to beater bar seems like it may be loose

Hello,
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure.
In answer to your question, the reason it smells like burning rubber is because the belt is too loose and it is burning the inside of the belt because it is to loose, the average belt change for a Kirby vacuum is every 4 to 6 months, the tighter the belt the better the cleaning and always use the genuine Kirby belts because they are designed to work with the Kirby, there are replacement belts that will work and are less but they are made to the correct size but Kirby vacuums always s work better with genuine parts. 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 Contact Us by Phone
United States and Canada 1-800-494-8586
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www.A-1Vacuum.com 1-800-657-1874 If you cannot find a local dealer near you they can ship you the parts UPS.
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