How To Replace a Rear Wheel on a Kirby Vacuum

Aug 18, 2022

"Why did we write this article? At Greatvacs we are the largest rebuild warehouse in the US. We have serviced and rebuilt over 50,000 high-end vacuums. We get asked all of the time "How To Replace a Rear Wheel on a Kirby Vacuum" so we decided to make this video and article for you. Enjoy :)"

Hi everyone it’s Kyle from greatvacs are you having a hard time replacing one of your Kirby's rear wheels I'm gonna show you how it’s done.


The only tools you need for this how-to are a Flathead screwdriver, c-clip, or snap ring pliers.

To disassemble your Kirby down to the main body you can keep the power head on if you want.

Then grab the wheel that you’re going to need then grab your flat head screwdriver on the back side there’s going to be little notches this is for the flathead to go through and pop the hubcap off so you press it in and then just pull the hubcap off.

Once the hubcap is off you want to grab your snap ring pliers if you don’t have snap ring pliers a small hook or if you are super accurate with some needle nose pliers those still work but if you have snap ring pliers it’s going to make this job a lot easier.

Find the little c-clip get the snap ring in there push together and pull it off.

Once snap ring go ahead and just off pull your wheels off.

Get the new wheel put it on pushing it down all the way. 

Get your little snap ring out put the snap ring pliers to the hole pull together with the handles you want to stretch it and then put them over let go pull them on and your wheels lock so it’s pretty easy. 

It's pretty easy if you have snap ring pliers if you don't they're a couple of bucks at the hardware store if you know how to use pliers or the hook that’ll get the job done as well this will make it a lot easier.

Once your wheel is back on grab your hubcap snap it on and you are done.

Alright, that’s for today’s how-to. Hopefully, it was helpful and you were able to get your rear wheels replaced.

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