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My Kirby Ultimate G is not picking up anything and makes a rattle noise when turned on.

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Greetings from GoVacuum,

The Kirby vacuum is a very well engineered vacuum cleaner. There's usually not many things that go wrong with them.

You may just need to replace the belt on the machine, this should take care of the not picking up part. Even though the belt may not be broken, it may have stretched to a point where the roller brush is not spinning as fast as it should. This will effect the vacuum's performance, and make it not pick up as well.

Here's a video that we did showing how to replace a belt on Kirby vacuums. If this doesn't take care of the problem, let me know I'd be happy to try and help you determine what the problem is. One other thing you may want to look at, is the fan on the machine. When you take the front agitator housing off of the machine, look inside the vacuum at the fan, make sure that there are no cracks, and that the fan is not broken off.


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I am shampooing a berber carpet with my Kirby Ultimate G and no excess water or suds accumulate in tray. Either while suds dial is on or off. Why do suds come out under tray in straight line no matte


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Will work with:
  • Kirby G3 vacuum cleaner
  • Kirby G4 vacuum cleaner
  • Kirby G5 vacuum cleaner
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  • Kirby Ultimate G vacuum cleaner
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This is unused shampoo attachment. We buy new parts and assemble this shampoo attachment so you will be the first one to use it.
Set includes:
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NOTE - pictured Kirby Sentria shampooer box may not be included.
If you have never used this shampoo, we highly recommend reading our ONLINE MANUAL. This is a simple but very effective unit but you have to learn how to use it and "common sense" will not be enough! HOW TO - V I D E O S

Tank with soapy solution is attached in place of the bag. It utilizes the air coming out of the exhaust to blow soapy water on a small screen that turns it into thick foam. The foam is simply laid over the carpet (you must vacuum before you shampoo). Foam allows the spread of a small amount of water over the area so carpet is not soaked all the way through. Foam is left on the carpet for a few minutes so it has just enough time to moisten the fibers of the carpet and loosen the dirt (not too long otherwise foam may dry). Then foam maker is set to "OFF" and you slowly pull Kirby vacuum over the area where you laid the foam. The rotating brush in the shampooer nozzle rubs the moisture off carpet fibers and and throws it into the tray in front of the unit. You will not see gallons of dirty water but that is because you did not put it on the rug in the first place. Carpet should dry within 1-4 hours (depends how many times you laid the foam and what is humidity in the room). After it dries it has to be vacuumed. Solution that did not get picked up with the shampooer brush dries and shampoo additives do not let the dirt stick back to the fibers of the carpet. It is loose when it dries so in order to pick up what is left, you must vacuum again.
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You can use any carpet shampoo sold in your local store but make sure that this is carpet shampoo that makes foam and pay attention how much you have to dilute it with water as various shampoo products come in different concentration. Avoid using "just anything" that makes foam. Some household chemicals (such as dishwasher fluid) will do great job but it will leave carpet unprotected so dirt will stick to it so well that you will have a filthy rug in no time. Kirby Vacuum Shampooer


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My Kirby g3 is making a loud noise and the Fan is stoping to fast


POSSIBLE CAUSES: 1) Sometimes there is a piece of debris in the fan case. (Not likely, but possible) Take the power head, handle and cloth bag off of the Kirby, pick it up and turn it with the fan toward the floor and shake it to see if something falls out.

If there's nothing in there and it still makes the noise, you most likely need to replace the fan/impeller as it is probably cracked or broken. You can sometimes see fan damage by removing the power head, looking into the hole in the front of the Kirby and slowly rotating the fan by using the shaft in front. The damage can't always be seen that way, but if you can't see it, you'll need to take the fan case off so that the whole fan is visible to make sure. I have written complete instructions that should lead you through the whole repair.If neither of these things are found to be the case, check the carbon brushes. I don't have a guide written for this yet, but my switch repair guide (link below) will help you break down the Kirby to get to them. Unscrew both brushes, take them out and look at them. The remaining length of brush will pop out of the holder and if they are shorter than 1/2 inch long, I recommend replacement. (they are not expensive)

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It could be a belt. Also make sure that you have correct hight adjustment. For instructional video look HERE.

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I recently put a new bag in my kirby and now when i turn it on, it will not pick up anything


see if you connected it or install it correctly, see if there is any leackage of air, see if it is air tight, the reason is that the air cannot vacum because there might be some open connection between the bag and the air exhaust of the vacum

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First remove the mini-emptor and check for a clog also check the fan for anything cloging that or the hose may be clogged

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