How to Change a Kirby Vacuum Cleaner
Fan or Impeller
Follow the Step By Step Instructions
Below to easily Change the vacuum belt
in any Kirby Vacuum Cleaner regardless
of age. These instructions are shown
using a Kirby Ultimate G model but the
procedues for any model Kirby are
No Tools are needed.
BE SURE YOUR KIRBY VACUUM IS
UNPLUGGED BEFORE PROCEEDING.
Locate the Kirby brushroll nozzle
latch (#1) and the belt lifter
Turn the Belt Lifter (#1) until the
red arrows are aligned. Turn the
Nozzle latch until the nozzle is
released and remove the nozzle.
Place the nozzle on a flat table or
workbench and turn the belt lifter
until the green arrows meet.
Turn the nozzle over and turn the
rug plate latches(#1) in the
direction noted and remove the rug
Remove the brushroll and place a new
belt in the center of the brushroll.
Now is a good time to remove any
hair, string etc. from the ends of
the Kirby Brushroll. The end caps
will pull off and you can easily get
to whatever is caught up in the
bearings. Be sure to do just 1 end
cap at a time so that they go back
on the correct end.
Notice that there are notches and
numbers on each end of the
brushroll. The higher the number
showing toward you when you
reinstall the brushroll, the further
the bristles will stick out. As your
brushroll wears down you simply turn
it so that a little more bristle
will stick out past the rug plate.
Newer brushrolls should be installed
so that the number 1 shows, after a
year or so you would turn it to
number 2 and so on until you run out
of numbers, then it's time to buy a
new brushroll. To see if your
bristles are sticking out the
correct distance; simply place 2
credit cards flat against the rug
plate, the bristles should stick out
approximately the thickness of the 2
Reinstall the Kirby brushroll, belt
and rug plate and secure the rug
plate. Look into the rear of the
brushroll nozzle and locate the belt
and belt hook. Turn the belt lifter
assemly in the front until you have
hooked the belt on the belt hook.
The red arrows on the fron of the
nozzle should now be aligned.
Reinstall the nozzle and latch it
Turn the belt lifter until the green
arrows are aligned. You Kirby belt
is now installed.