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Kirby G5 Bagged... | Answered on Nov 21, 2017


It sounds like you have a short in the wire. At some point the wire was partially cut or it has broken inside the case due to bending. If it is sparking, you need to fix it before you use it or it will blow something in the machine by surging power to it or possibly set your carpet on fire rather than clean it. if you are comfortable fixing it yourself you can carefully cut the insulation casing away from the wires; don't remove it just cut a slit in it so you can access the wires inside. you will want to cut the wire completely where the short is. You will want to strip the two ends and reattach them then wrap them with electrical tape. try not to cut way too much or you will have a problem that one wire is significantly shorter than the other. Then just fold the insulation case back over the wires and wrap the entire section with a healthy amount of electrical tape and you should be good. or you can simply replace the entire wire. If you still have a warranty you can ask if this is covered. If not you can purchase a new wire online.
I found one on Amazon for $75 CDN
https://www.amazon.ca/Kirby-Ultimate-Generation-50-Electric/dp/B00KDPR4GK/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1507822242&sr=8-4-fkmr0&keywords=kirby+vacuum+parts+wire
This part is being sold by the manufacturer and is not a 3rd party parts dealer.
Let me know if this helped.

Kirby G5 Bagged... | Answered on Oct 12, 2017


    Kirby (Best appliances) Vacuum Cleaner Repair Shop Address: 2030 south, 189 Smit St, Randburg, 2030
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Kirby G5 Bagged... | Answered on Feb 02, 2016


MY FIRST QUESTION IS WHAT BRAND OF SHAMPOO ARE YOU USING??? KIRBY IS NOTED FOR REQUIRING ONLY, KIRBY SHAMPOO. PART OF THE REASON IS THAT THEY HAVE A UNIQUE FORMULA THAT WORKS SPECIFICALLY WITH THE KIRBY.
THE OTHER POSSIBILITY IS THE DISPENSER IS PLUGGED AND NEEDS A REAL GOOD CLEANING. ALSO, WHEN APPLYING THE FOAM TO THE CARPET, YOU NEED TO GO REALLY, REALLY SLOW.
THE NARROW BAND OF SUDS DOES INDICATE YOU MAY BE MOVING THE DISPENSER TOO FAST. GOOD LUCK.

Kirby G5 Bagged... | Answered on Nov 08, 2015


Start with the hose OFF the tank (make sure small filter is in place).Fill the tank with water and KIRBY DRY SHAMPOO (other shampoo's wont foam) then turn the vacuum on. At this time the shampoo will come out as a stream of foam. If the shampoo come's out as liquid then you will need to check the tank. If shampoo was left in the tank ,then the pick-up hose inside the tank my be colgged. These are hard to un-clogg so replacement of the tank may be needed.

Kirby G5 Bagged... | Answered on Mar 09, 2015


Here is a walk through on installing the attachment hose, just reverse to remove the hose:
Vacuuming Bare Floor with Kirby vacuum

800-775-6586
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Kirby G5 Bagged... | Answered on Feb 27, 2015


the gears or the drive is probably worn down or is broken.take it into kirby and they can fix it for you.

Kirby G5 Bagged... | Answered on Oct 16, 2014


The slide will need to be adjusted (may of come loose )

Kirby G5 Bagged... | Answered on Aug 21, 2014


it will be the transmission this video will help you

Kirby G5 Bagged... | Answered on Aug 15, 2014


you need to find your nearest Kirby service dealer as its got a lifetime guarantee and when they fix it for a fee they will go over it to make sure there is nothing else wrong with it.

Kirby G5 Bagged... | Answered on Aug 07, 2014


trad to leg on front casing, gen 3 to gen10 on side of casing

Kirby G5 Bagged... | Answered on Apr 29, 2014


kirby.com or ebay for used one

Kirby G5 Bagged... | Answered on Apr 29, 2014


head or bag system not fitted correctly refit both

Kirby G5 Bagged... | Answered on Apr 29, 2014


power switch damaged contact your local kirby agent for repair

Kirby G5 Bagged... | Answered on Apr 29, 2014


get local kirby enginere to rebuild your machine

Kirby G5 Bagged... | Answered on Apr 29, 2014


see utube for fitting. however i suggest you get your local kirby enginere to do this

Kirby G5 Bagged... | Answered on Apr 29, 2014


the slide has shifted forward slightly, this happens when the kirby
is hit against walls and skirting boards. you will need a service by your local kirby engineer. see kirby.com for local agent

Kirby G5 Bagged... | Answered on Apr 29, 2014

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