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I need to replace the fan and am not sure Kirby G 4 A

I need to replace the fan and am not sure how to remove the covers

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Greetings from GoVacuum,

We've shot a video showing you detailed instructions on how to replace the fan on a Kirby Generation vacuum cleaner. The video is in two parts below. If this video was helpful to you, please be sure to rate this Solution by clicking the four Thumbs Up icons in the top right hand corner of this Solution;

Changing the Fan On a Kirby Generation Video, Part 1:
Kirby Fan Change Video Part 2;





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Chris Jones
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Posted on Mar 19, 2010

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