When To Replace A Belt On The Kirby
When Should I Change My Belt?
When you turn the Kirby on, the Brush Roll Indicator Light will light up if the brush roll is spinning. If the light is off or slowly flickering, it’s time to change your Kirby belt.
How To Change Your Kirby Belt
- To change the belt on your Kirby, with the Power Nozzle off, rotate the belt lifter clockwise until the green arrows line up.
- Unlock the Rug Plate by unhooking the two latches on the rear of the Power Nozzle. Pull on the back of the Rug Plate to remove then slide out the brush roll.
- Slide off the old belt then replace with a new one. Slide the brush roll back into place then secure the rug plate with the two latches.
- Turn the Belt Lifter counterclockwise until the red arrows line up. The belt should catch on the hook inside the nozzle. Reattach the Power Nozzle to the unit then turn the Belt Lifter clockwise until the green arrows line up.
Frequently Asked Questions About Kirby Belts
It is likely the belt isn’t turning freely on the brush roll. Flip out the belt lifter handle and turn it clockwise until the green arrows line up. This will release the belt from the hook in order to turn freely on the brush roll. Make sure to check the brush roll for tangled hairs or debris that may be preventing it from turning.
There are a few reasons this may be happening. The vacuum might not set at the proper height. If the nozzle is too high off the floor, the brush will not reach the floor to clean it properly. To adjust the height, simply press the toe touch pedal on the side of the unit.
Another reason may be that the brush roll is not turning. If the Brush Roll Indicator Light on the nozzle is not on, that could mean the following: the brush roll isn’t turning freely, the belt is slipping, broken, or not engaged. To engage the brush roll, flip out the belt lifter handle and turn it clockwise until the green arrows line up. Lastly, you might have a full bag. Check the disposable filter bag to see if it’s full and replace it if it is.
First, make sure the unit is plugged in, and then check that the accessory connected to the unit is properly attached. Depending on what attachment you’re using, make sure the Power Nozzle, Hose, Carpet Shampoo System or Air Intake Guard is properly attached. Then, check to see if the Mini Emptor, Shampoo Take, or Hose is properly attached to the side. If those are all connected properly, your unit should turn on.
To remove the power nozzle, or front head of the vacuum, first make sure the unit is turned off and is unplugged. Press the Toe-Touch pedal all the way down. Then, raise the headlight hood, pull the belt lifter handle toward you and turn it counterclockwise until the red arrows line up. Once the read arrows are lined up, turn the Accessory Lock counterclockwise, which will release the Power Nozzle. Now you may remove the nozzle and attach your next accessory and lower the hood. To re-attach the power nozzle, follow the steps above to remove the attached accessory. Once that is off, the belt on the Power Nozzle should be stretched on the hook inside. (If it is not, flip out the belt lifter handle and turn it counterclockwise until the red arrows line up. The hook should catch and stretch the belt inside.) Rest the two hooks on the rear of the Power Nozzle over the attaching bar on the front of the vacuum. Then push the nozzle against the unit and turn the Accessory Lock clockwise to lock in place. Flip out the belt lifter handle and turn it clockwise until the green arrows line up. This will release the belt from the hook to spin the brush roll.