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The vacuum turns on but wont run smells like burning rubber I took the bottom off and the belts dont appear to be broken but the one connected to beater bar seems like it may be loose


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\015\012Generic problem for all Vacuums
\015\012The vacuum turns on but
\015\012Posted by mmetcalf on Apr 24, 2008
\015\012the vacuum turns on but wont run smells like burning rubber I took the bottom off and the belts don’t appear to be broken but the one connected to beater bar seems like it may be loose
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\015\012Hello,
\015\012I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure.
\015\012In answer to your question, the reason it smells like burning rubber is because the belt is too loose and it is burning the inside of the belt because it is to loose, the average belt change for a Kirby vacuum is every 4 to 6 months, the tighter the belt the better the cleaning and always use the genuine Kirby belts because they are designed to work with the Kirby, there are replacement belts that will work and are less but they are made to the correct size but Kirby vacuums always s work better with genuine parts. If you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions.
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\015\012www.A-1Vacuum.com 1-800-657-1874 If you cannot find a local dealer near you they can ship you the parts UPS.
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The vacuum turns on but wont run smells like burning rubber I took the bottom off and the belts dont appear to be broken but the one connected to beater bar seems like it may be loose


Http://www.geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=0&thid=542493\015\012Generic problem for all Vacuums\015\012The vacuum turns on but\015\012Posted by mmetcalf on Apr 24 ... Vacuums

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