How to Easily Replace Your Kirby Vacuum Belt

Are you having trouble replacing your Kirby Vacuum belt? Well, in this video we will show you everything you'll need to know to do this at home.

 

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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Replacing Latches on Any Rainbow E Series Vacuum Cleaner 

Is your Rainbow vacuum cleaner not staying latched to your water bowl? Don't let a cheap part ruin your vacuuming experience. In this video, we will show you how easy it is to replace broken or worn out latches.

 

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. 

 

Tools

  • Phillips head screwdriver
  • Flat head screwdriver
  • Metal pick

 

Instructions

 

The first thing that you will need to do is remove these two plates. They are held on by two screws each.

 

We will start with the harder side first. This one has the safety switch behind it. You will need to be sure not to lose this tab!

 

Using your Phillips head screwdriver, remove the screws.

 

 As you pull the plate out, pay attention to the tab for the safety switch. You’ll need to remember where it goes since it almost always falls out.

 

The plastic tab looks like the picture above.

 

Now we are ready to remove the latch. If you look closely you’ll see a brass pin.

 

One end of the pin has splines and the other is smooth.

 

 

Take your metal pick or hook and press on the smooth end.

 

Once the pin has popped through the other side you can remove the latch. There will be a spring that goes with the latch as well.

 

Take the latch spring and bend the ends in toward each other.

 

This will make installation easier, because now you can put the spring on the latch mount and it will have tension to hold itself in place.

 

Take your new latch and line it up with the curved end pointing down. Be careful not to knock the spring out.

 

Now take the pin and slide it back in. There will still be a bit sticking out.

 

Take your flat head screwdriver and press the pin all the way in.

 

Now that the latch is installed, we’re ready to put the plate back in. Since this is the plate with the safety switch tab go ahead and grab it. The tab only goes in one way – the wings facing out. A trick to getting it to stay in place is to use a little petroleum jelly or grease!

 

Take your plate and line everything up. Then replace the screws.

 

Once that’s done press the safety switch to make sure it’s still working. Time to move on to the next plate!

 

The next plate is similar to the first. Start by removing the two screws. This one is easier since you don’t need to worry about any tabs or switches.

 

Then remove the plate.

 

Repeat the steps for replacing the latch as above.

 

Now you can line the plate up and slide it back into place.

 

Reinstall the two screws and you’re done!

 

We also have an older video showing the process for D4 and SE Rainbow vacuum cleaners. Click this link to check out that video.

 

Need a Rainbow vacuum guide? Look no further. Check this link!

 

Looking for more info? Check out our Education Center!

 

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

 

We sell Rainbow vacuums! We buy Rainbow vacuums! And we sell waterbowls, belts, or anything else you need!

 

Here at Great Vacs we’ve serviced and rebuilt nearly 100,000 Rainbow vacuum cleaners, so if you need any parts, supplies or have any questions, email as service@greatvacs.com or leave a comment! You can also head on over to our Youtube channel to see more educational videos on all of our different products.

 

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Can a Kirby blow air? Can it shampoo a carpet? Does it work on Hardwood floors? What about Pet Hair? All these questions and more are answered today as we learn 5 things Kirby vacuums can do that you may not be aware of.

 

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. 

 

#1: Blower/ Inflator

 

The first thing Kirby vacuums do that many people aren’t aware of is blowing and inflating. Start by removing the bag.

 

Then attach the tool hose! You can use the various blowing or inflating accessories to dust or inflate.

 

#2: Hard Floor Polisher.

 

The second thing Kirby vacuum cleaners can do is polish or scrub your hard floor! They have a wide range of polishers and scrubbers.

 

#3: Shampooer

 

Kirby vacuums can also shampoo carpets, upholstery, and spots! They have many attachments that allow you to shampoo almost anything you can imagine.

 

#4: Pet Hair/ Stair Cleaning

 

You can use the Kirby zip brush to easily clean pet hair off of any surface or clean stairs without hauling a heavy vacuum up and down.

 

#5: Mattress Cleaning

 

Do you have allergies? Do you have allergens in your mattress? Kirby vacuum cleaners are one of the only ones on the market that come with a mattress attachment!  

 

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 educational videos.

 

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D4 Rainbow Vacuum Assembly

First time Rainbow Buyer? Not sure how your Rainbow vacuum cleaner goes together? In this quick video, we will show you how easy it is to get your Rainbow D4 all assembled and ready to clean.

 

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

 

In this video we have a Rainbow D4 model, a telescoping extendable wand, a hose, and a D4 power head.

 

We also have cord clips, which we’ll go over later.

 

The main difference between the SE and the D4 is that the D4 power head has a longer cord and plugs into the canister, while the SE’s power cord is on the hose.

 

Unwind the cord and then insert the telescoping wand into the power head.

 

Plug the hose into the canister and plug the other end into the wand.

 

You’ll notice that there are cord clip guides on the back of the wand. This lets you clean up the cord.

 

Go ahead and plug the power cord into the canister and grab the cord clips that we mentioned in the beginning. Use these clips as you wind the cord around the hose. Once the cord is neatly tucked against the hose you’re all set!

 

 

Need a Rainbow vacuum guide? Look no further. Check this link!

 

Looking for more info? Check out our Education Center!

 

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

 

We sell Rainbow vacuums! We buy Rainbow vacuums! And we sell water bowls, belts, cords, or anything else you need! If you need any parts, supplies or have any questions, email as service@greatvacs.com or leave a comment! You can also head on over to our YouTube channel to see more educational videos on all of our different products.

 

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