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My kirby vacuum is not picking up what can i do to resolve that problem


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Is the beater bar turning when put under a load? Kirbys are great machines but the beater bar (bar under the machine that turns) does wear out. I am sure you already cked but check your belt .
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My kirby vacuum is not picking up what can i do to resolve that problem


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