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My Kirby is making a loud noise, but when I put the hose on it sounds normal. I have replaced the belt & this does not help.  Could the roller the belt goes on need replacing.

Answer
It's the bearings on the roller have worn out and need replaced, depending on the age of the Kirby.  If so you will need to replace the brush.
You can double check if you have a friend with the same or similar model who will let you attach your head to and run it.  

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Roger Potts

Expertise

Aerus, Electrolux, vacuums and shampooers. Some other vacuum cleaners.

Experience

Service manager for Electrolux in 1990. Repaired many brands and models of vacuums, but mostly Electrolux. All Electrolux models. Currently on-call service tech for Aerus.

Education/Credentials
Associate, General studies. Several writing classes.

Awards and Honors
Numerous awards from Army Reserve and Army.

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