|Here at Great Vacs we sometimes get asked how you replace a kirby fan. Usually a fan breaks or cracks because you picked up something metal or hard when you were vacuuming. So this will tell you how to replace it. Tools needed are a flat head screw driver, 9mm end wrench and a long nail or vice grips, phillips head screwdriver for models G3 and G4 and a start bit screw driver for models G5 and up.
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The main steps to replacing the fan is taking the vacuum apart to be able to get to the fan. The following steps are how to take it apart.
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With the completion of this step the vacuum is taken apart as far as we need it to be. Now the motor, transmission. and other main parts of the kirby vacuum are exposed.