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No, there is no drive on Kirby Vacuums or any home vacuum, otherwise, what happens when you want to pull backwards?. If you set the head height just right it will tend to pull forward.

Kirby Vacuums | Answered on Mar 10, 2019


make sure it has a clean bag and not clogged up

Kirby Ultimate G... | Answered on Feb 20, 2019


make sure not full of hair or other debris

Kirby Vacuums | Answered on Feb 20, 2019


Bissell works just get a belt the same length

Kirby Vacuums | Answered on Feb 20, 2019


plug it in

Kirby Generation... | Answered on Feb 20, 2019


clutch may be going bad. take it to a repair shop. bout $100 to replace

Kirby Vacuums | Answered on Feb 20, 2019


turn it about half turn and push it back on. there are tabs that fit in the slots on the bag

Kirby Vacuums | Answered on Feb 20, 2019


is this a question?

Kirby Vacuums | Answered on Feb 20, 2019


Yes. You can take the filter bag off the Kirby. just press the button at the top of the bag to release the bag, and just unscrew it at the base... and hand was in warm water using some nice smelly detergent.... hang out in the sun to dry..... and replace the paper filter bag more often.... I need to as I have 3 dogs and the dog hair does smell after a few days inside the filter bag, so I replace the filter bags quite often to stop any smelling... Bugbuyer

Kirby Ultimate G... | Answered on Dec 29, 2018


The burnt rubber smell tells me your belt is slipping. Could be your head is set too low to the floor and causing too much pressure or your belt could be wore out. Ours did that and I had to purchase a new belt and reset the head off the floor a little bit.

Kirby Vacuums | Answered on Oct 22, 2018


https://www.kirby.com/kirby-owner-support/kirby-owner-manuals/kirby-owner-manual-archive/#

Kirby Vacuums | Answered on Oct 09, 2018


1. Do you think this may be the problem?
YES

2. How come it continues to rotate?
Motor armature consists of multiple coils and just some of them burned so even though it keeps spinning it does not function properly.

3. Do I need to replace the armature?
We have switch replacement instructions HERE and they will take you as far as accessing the motor. We do not have motor assembly instructions yet but if you get that far - motor is not that hard to reassemble. You may have to spend some time getting tolerance ring back in and make sure you install finger spring properly.

Good Luck

Kirby Ultimate G... | Answered on Oct 06, 2018


You might try some lubricant like Vaseline ,sewing machine oil ,DW40 or even cooking oil and after you have soaked the zipper and along the track both ways use a pair of pliers or similar to grasp the zipper and move it in the direction that should open the zipper ! this might be difficult at the start so dont use excessive force in fact a push and pull method often works best ( or pull one way and then the other )because a realignment of the zippers teeth is often what is required and forcing the zipper can often tear them away from the material and a zipper replacement would then be necessary, other causes of stuck zippers are things like stray cotton or material caught up in the teeth and zipper ! If you do end up having to force the zipper maybe replace the zipper with a strong Velcro or a more robust zipper with larger teeth .

Kirby Vacuums | Answered on Sep 17, 2018

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