How To Replace A Kirby Vacuum Belt 

Kirby owners often ask us how to change the vacuum cleaner’s belt! In this video, Dustin shows you exactly how to do it!

 

Important Safety Tips

  • Always make sure your machine is unplugged and the power button is turned off, before servicing your vacuum.
  • Always make sure your hands are dry and free from moisture before servicing your machine.
  • Be sure to wear gloves when servicing your machine to prevent any cuts or scrapes.
  • If you are uncomfortable working on your vacuum, please don’t hesitate to contact us at service@greatvacs.com and we can help you through the process or you can send it into us to fix it for you. 

 

Instructions

 

How do you know when to change your belt? Well, if you’re vacuuming your floor and the indicator light starts coming on and off or you smell a burning smell that usually means the belt is starting to slip. Time to replace it!

 

The first thing you need to do is take off the head. You have to do this part right, because if you do it wrong the belt won’t engage when you put it back on the machine. Start this process by lifting the lid.

 

You’ll see two green arrows that are aligned. Spin the belt lifter so that the two red arrows are aligned.

 

Now that the belt is disengaged you can release the head - it will drop down and you can remove it.

 

If you look inside you’ll see that the belt is stretched up.

 

Next, turn the levers on the back of the head, which allows you to remove the bottom plate.

 

Then turn the belt lifter back to green to release the belt.

 

Remove the brush roll and old belt.

 

Take the time to familiarize yourself with the Kirby brush roll. Each side is numbered, which allows you to adjust how high or low it sits in the head. If you have a lower carpet you will probably pick a higher number so that it makes better contact.

 

Slide the new belt on the brush roll.

 

Now put the brush roll back in the head, making sure the set both sides to the desired number.

 

With one hand hold the belt firmly against the brush roll and, with the other, turn the belt lifter back to the red arrows.

 

 

Replace your bottom plate.

 

Take note of the two hooks on the back of the head. These will need to hook onto the bar on the vacuum.

 

Tilt the head up and latch it in place.

 

Finally, turn the belt lifter back to green on green. You’re done!

 

 

 

Which model of Kirby vacuum is the best? Here’s what we think!

 

Looking for more info? Check out our Education Center!

 

Need your Kirby repaired? Send us an email at service@greatvacs.com

 

We sell Kirby vacuums! We buy Kirby vacuums! And we sell bags, belts, cords, or anything else you need!

 

Here at Great Vacs we’ve serviced and rebuilt nearly 100,000 Kirby vacuum cleaners, so if you have any questions or comments feel free to leave us a comment! You can also head on over to our YouTube channel to see more education videos.

 

 

How To Replace A Kirby Vacuum Belt

How To Replace A Kirby Vacuum Belt 

Kirby owners often ask us how to change the vacuum cleaner’s belt! In this video, Dustin shows you exactly how to do it!

 

Important Safety Tips

  • Always make sure your machine is unplugged and the power button is turned off, before servicing your vacuum.
  • Always make sure your hands are dry and free from moisture before servicing your machine.
  • Be sure to wear gloves when servicing your machine to prevent any cuts or scrapes.
  • If you are uncomfortable working on your vacuum, please don’t hesitate to contact us at service@greatvacs.com and we can help you through the process or you can send it into us to fix it for you. 

 

Instructions

 

The first thing you want to do is lift up this lid.

 

If you look at the power head you will see a sticker. It has a green arrow labeled "belt on" and a red arrow labeled "belt off."

 

The round piece on the front is the belt lifter. If you look at the top you’ll see that it also has a green arrow.

 

Now lift the metal tab on the front of the belt lifter and it turns into a handle!

 

Now you can easily turn it to line up the red arrows.

 

Fold the tab back down and then turn the release lever. The power head will drop down.

 

Look inside the head and you’ll see that the belt is hooked around a hook. This is how the belt lifter removes the belt from the vacuum and allows you to remove the power head.

 

Turn the tabs on the power head to “unlock.”

 

 

Now you can remove the plate. This gives you full access to the brush roll and belt.

 

Grab the brush roll and belt and pull them out.

 

Slide the old belt off and then slide the new one on.

 

Pay close attention to the tabs on each side of the brush roll. They sides are numbered from 1 to 3 and one side is also larger than the other.

The numbers are fine adjustments for how high or low you want your brush roll to sit. If you have a really high pile carpet you’ll probably want them both on 1. If you have a lot of low pile carpet or hard floors you’ll probably want it on 3. Most of the time we have them on 2.

 

So set both of the tabs to the desired number. Slide the brush roll in. Remember that one side is larger than the other, so it only fits correctly one way!

 

To get the belt back on the hook, use your belt lifter and line up the green arrows.

 

Now grab your belt and hold it snug against the brush roll.

 

 

Turn the belt lifter towards red and you should be able to see and feel when it grabs the belt. Keep twisting until the red arrows are lined up.

 

Reinstall the plate on the bottom of the power head. The front slides into the slots on the power head and the two tabs go in the back.

 

Lock it in place.

 

To make the power head easier to get back on, raise the height of the vacuum all the way up with the height adjuster.

 

Hook the hooks on the back of the power head onto the bar on the vacuum.

 

Pivot it up and then lock it in place.

 

Turn the belt lifter to line up the green arrows.

 

Close the lid and you’re done!

 

 

Need some new belts? We sell them here!

 

What about a new brush roll? We got those, too!

G3 and G4 models

G5 to Avalir Models

 

 

Which model of Kirby vacuum is the best? Here’s what we think!

 

Looking for more info? Check out our Education Center!

 

Need your Kirby repaired? Send us an email at service@greatvacs.com

 

We sell Kirby vacuums! We buy Kirby vacuums! And we sell bags, belts, cords, or anything else you need!

 

Here at Great Vacs we’ve serviced and rebuilt nearly 100,000 Kirby vacuum cleaners, so if you have any questions or comments feel free to leave us a comment! You can also head on over to our YouTube channel to see more education videos.

 

 

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One question that we get quite a bit is “Why does my hose keep coming off of my Rainbow E series vacuum cleaner?” To answer this, here’s a video with a few helpful tips and tricks on how to ensure that the hose is connected correctly and how to keep it connected correctly while you’re using your vacuum!


Important Safety Tips

  • Always make sure your machine is unplugged and the power button is turned off, before servicing your vacuum.
  • Always make sure your hands are dry and free from moisture before servicing your machine.
  • Be sure to wear gloves when servicing your machine to prevent any cuts or scrapes.
  • If you are uncomfortable working on your vacuum, please don’t hesitate to contact us at service@greatvacs.com and we can help you through the process or you can send it into us to fix it for you. 


Instructions

Remove the hose and take a look at the end that connects to the vacuum. You will see two metal prongs - if there is anything blocking the prongs, or if they’re bent, it will cause a bad connection and he vacuum light will probably turn on.

 

The two grey tabs you see on the hose actually secure it to the vacuum cleaner, so if either of the tabs are broken or damaged that could also cause a bad connection and cause the light to turn on as well.

 

When you plug in the hose, you’ll want to lift up the little flap and that opens the electrical port.

 

Insert the hose and firmly press it into place. You should see both grey tabs lock into place and you will probably hear it as well. You can try applying firm pressure to both sides alternately to make sure the latches engage.

 

Another thing to check are the two slots on the vacuum. If these are damaged or broken that could be part of the problem. If they are broken send us an email at service@greatvacs.com, including pictures if possible, and we can help you get it fixed!

Here at Great Vacs we’ve serviced and rebuilt many Rainbow vacuum cleaners, so if you have any questions or comments feel free to leave us a comment! You can also head on over to our Youtube channel to see more educational videos.

 

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Has your Rainbow tool hose wand seen better days? Is it looking a little beat up? Well you're in luck, in this video we're going to show you how easy it is to replace the wand on your Rainbow tool hose. 

This process will work from Rainbow D4 models all the way up to the E Series E2 2 Speed Blue model.


Important Safety Tips

  • Always make sure your machine is unplugged and the power button is turned off, before servicing your vacuum.
  • Always make sure your hands are dry and free from moisture before servicing your machine.
  • Be sure to wear gloves when servicing your machine to prevent any cuts or scrapes.
  • If you are uncomfortable working on your vacuum, please don’t hesitate to contact us at service@greatvacs.com and we can help you through the process or you can send it into us to fix it for you. 

Supplies


Instructions

Take your tool hose and firmly grasp the tool wand. Simple pull the tool wand out.

 

If it is stuck and won’t come out, that’s where the heat gun will come in handy. Heat the rubber part up for 10-15 seconds to loosen it up.

 

Once the old tool want is out, grab your new one and simply insert it into the tool hose!

 

Need a new tool hose wand? Check out the links below!

D4 SE and PN2

E series and E2

 

Here at Great Vacs we’ve serviced and rebuilt many Rainbow vacuum cleaners, so if you have any questions or comments feel free to leave us a comment! You can also head on over to our Youtube channel to see more educational videos.

 

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