Although Kirby vacuum cleaners are well-built cleaning apparatuses, some of their parts will eventually start to wear out with repeated use. For example, the brush mechanism on your Kirby will stop working as effectively as the belt ages and stretches.
How Do I Test Whether My Belt Is Functioning?
First read the article How to locate and change my brush belt
The brush belt is located inside the brush head, and it rotates the brush as part of the KIRBY system. As a result, your system is very effective at cleaning fluffy surfaces like couches, carpets, mattresses, and rugs.
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Both the KIRBY hard floor attachment and the KIRBY polishing kit can be used for flat surfaces like wooden floors. They can be purchased from the shop area on the right. Simply choose your model and browse the pages to find the hard floor or the floor polishing kit.
Using belts and bags from the black market risks severely harming both your brush and your KIRBY! costly repair as a result!
Kirby Vacuum Belt Important Safety Tips
- Before servicing your vacuum, always make sure it is unplugged and the power switch is off.
- Always make sure your hands are dry and free of moisture before servicing your machine.
- To avoid any scrapes or cuts, always wear gloves when servicing your machine.
- Please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected] if you are uncomfortable working on your vacuum because we can guide you through the process or you can send it to us so we can fix it for you.
How To Change Kirby’s Brush Belt
To replace your KIRBY brush belt:
1. Make certain the vacuum is unplugged. On newer models, disengage the TechDrive feature by placing the pedal in the “Neutral” position. The power nozzle can be raised to its highest point by depressing the height adjustment pedal all the way down.
2. Open the belt lifter’s L-shaped handle after raising the light hood. Align the red arrows by turning the lifter completely to the left (counterclockwise) using the handle.
3. By turning the accessory lock in a leftward, counterclockwise direction, you can unlock the power nozzle. In order to separate from the rest of the vacuum cleaner, the entire power nozzle unit will tip forward.
4. Using the L-shaped handle, you can unfasten the belt. Once the green arrows are lined up, turn the handle in a clockwise direction to the right.
5. Unhook the two rotating latches at the back of the rug plate after flipping the power nozzle over. Note the brush roll setting’s height (1, 2 or 3). Lift out the rug plate before removing the brush roll and belt.
6. Take off and discard the previous belt. Replace it with a fresh belt and reinstall it in the power nozzle at the same height setting as before. The new belt should be centered on the roller brush. Put the rug plate back in place and use the two rotating latches to keep it there.
7. To align the red arrows, turn the belt lifter’s L-shaped handle in a leftward, counterclockwise direction. In order to be ready for being reattached to the vacuum, this should stretch the new belt up. After reconnecting the power nozzle to the vacuum, lock it in place by turning the accessory lock to the right. Once the green arrows are once more aligned, use the handle to turn the belt lifter right (clockwise).
How Do I Belt Up My Kirby Vacuum?
Genuine Kirby vacuum cleaner belts are carefully designed and made to keep your Kirby home care system operating at peak efficiency. The Kirby system and your carpets could be harmed by replica belts, which are available but have the potential to stretch and break. Kirby Powerhead Belt Lifter- A belt lifter (on the powerhead) and a pulley are used in the Kirby system (on the vacuum side). Genuine Kirby belts are appropriately sized and specially constructed to operate optimally with the belt lifter. Use the belt lifter to remove the belt from the pulley if you don’t want the brush roll to spin (for instance, if you’re vacuuming hardwood).
Belt on Kirby vacuums keeps snapping. The brush roll may become stuck if too much hair, thread, or lint gets caught in it. If the brush roll gets stuck, the belt will be overworked and could even break.
Tips To Make Your Vacuum Last Longer And Clean Better
Examine Your Belt
Second only to the motor, the vacuum belt is the component that needs to function properly. Most vacuums require a belt to spin the brush roll in order to pick up carpet. Check the rubber belt on your vacuum cleaner once a month for slippage, melting, and cracks. Rubber belts stretch even if you never use your vacuum, so check it frequently and replace it about three times a year.
If you have one of our models with “permanent” belts, check for wear, debris in the belt channel, and so on once a month. The majority of the time, cog belts are permanent and do not stretch, but they can wear out or suffer damage.
Check, Clean & Change Filters
Nowadays, many vacuums are marketed as “bagless,” but this does not imply that there is nothing to replace or clean! Many filters are used by bagless vacuums in place of the disposable bags that other models use. Filters need to be replaced at least once a month because they collect all the debris that escapes the dirt cup (and there is A LOT!). Overheating, practically zero suction, and clogging in other places are all effects of clogged filters, which also cause the engine to overheat. They will also damage the vacuum’s motor more quickly than you might expect.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Does The N/d Pedal On The Kirby Vacuum’s Backside Do?
In order to turn on the tech drive power while vacuuming or using the carpet shampooer in the upright position, depress the Drive pedal. The complete form of this pedal is Neutral/Drive padel.
The Neutral pedal is utilized to maintain the product’s balance.
Can You Wash The Kirby Vacuum’s Outer Cloth Bag?
The Kirby vacuum’s outer cloth bag should not be washed, the answer says.
How Do We Know When A Kirby Vacuum Cleaner Bag Is Completely Disposed Of And Needs To Be Replaced?
The disposable bag has a fill line on it, and you must be aware that when the dirt reaches this line, it is time to change the bag.
What Might Be The Cause Of The Kirby Vacuum Cleaner Running But Not Collecting Any Dirt?
The vacuum may not be set at the proper height for a variety of reasons, or the brush may not be able to pick up dirt if the nozzle is too high off the ground.
Some washable filters need to be thoroughly cleaned and dried before being replaced in a vacuum. The manufacturer’s recommended replacement intervals (typically six months) should be followed for the other types, which are interchangeable. For information on your specific model, consult the owner’s manual. Remember that many bagged models have a secondary filter that you should clean on a regular basis.