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G4 plug i'm trying to replace the plug just don't kow which wire is which? can u please help

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    fixed it thks. a bunch

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Brown wire to fuse (Live), blue wire to left pin (Neutral), Green and Yellow wire (If fitted) to top pin (earth).

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Does not matter much. Any will do.

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I nead a wirring diagram to fit a four connection power switch to a Kirby G4 cleaner


Hi,

There isn't a wiring diagram for these. There is only a switch, a motor and a light, so a schematic isn't really required.

I'm assuming you've made the fatal mistake of removing the wiring from the old switch and have forgotten where to re-connect them. It's also not very helpful that all the wires are white, so I can't really tell you to connect red to "x", black to "y", etc.

The really important connections are the power cord and the motor brush connections. You can't get the power cord wrong as the plug is shaped to only allow connection at one orientation: I've drawn you a diagram to show 3 of the 4 connections:

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As long as the motor brushes are correct, there wont be any problem. If these are the wrong way around, the motor will run in reverse and will blow instead of s/uck.

The headlight can be wired either way around so if these connections are switched, it shouldn't matter. You have a 50/50 chance of getting it back the same way as it was originally and if there is any problem with the light, you can easily switch these wires over.

Hope this helps. Please post back if you need further assistance.

Regards,
BElectric

Dec 16, 2010 | Kirby G4 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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I got it wet and it went off dried it all in and out wont come on


Remove the sweeper head and try to turn the impeller by hand in either direction--it should turn easily. If not, then the motor bearings are probably in need of replacement. Check around the motor for a circuit breaker--push to reset. With the switch on, try wiggling the cord near the plug end--if the motor tries to turn on at times, replace the plug by cutting behind the plug an inch or so, stripping the outer covering back about 1-1/2 inch, and the wire ends insulation back about 5/8 inch. This should prepare the cord for installing the replacement plug (from your nearest home center or hardware store). The instructions that come with better plugs may show a little different process than what is described here. Hope some of this helps!

Nov 02, 2010 | Kirby G4 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Green light no on


HI There,

When the green lights do not come on when vacuuming with a Kirby, this indicates that your belt2_bing.gif has either broken or fallen off. There is a magnet on the beater bar that activates the LED green light when it's spinning.

Here's a helpful video tutorial2_bing.gif that we recorded, that will show you how to replace the belt, as well as perform basic maintenance on your roller brush to prolong the life of your belt as long as possible.

Video Repair on How To Check The Belt on a Kirby Generation G4:


I hope this was helpful! If you have any follow up questions, please feel free to use the comment field here on Fixya.

If you need to purchase a new roller brush, or belt for your Kirby G4, here are direct links to those parts on our website:

Kirby G4 Roller Brush Assembly:
http://www.govacuum.com/kir108.html

Kirby G4 Agitator Belt:
http://www.govacuum.com/kir143.html

If this repair was helpful to you, please be so kind and rate my repair helpful, or leave feedback for me. This is really appreciated by the Fixya community when someone answers your questions.

Thanks again,

Chris Jones
GoVacuum.com

May 21, 2010 | Kirby Ultimate G Bagged Upright Vacuum

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The green light is not coming on and kirby is not sucking


HI There,

When the green lights do not come on when vacuuming with a Kirby, this indicates that your belt has either broken or fallen off. There is a magnet on the beater bar that activates the LED green light when it's spinning.

Here's a helpful video tutorial that we recorded, that will show you how to replace the belt, as well as perform basic maintenance on your roller brush to prolong the life of your belt as long as possible.

Video Repair on How To Check The Belt on a Kirby Generation G4:


I hope this was helpful! If you have any follow up questions, please feel free to use the comment field here on Fixya.

If you need to purchase a new roller brush, or belt for your Kirby G4, here are direct links to those parts on our website:

Kirby G4 Roller Brush Assembly:
http://www.govacuum.com/kir108.html

Kirby G4 Agitator Belt:
http://www.govacuum.com/kir143.html

If this repair was helpful to you, please be so kind and rate my repair helpful, or leave feedback for me. This is really appreciated by the Fixya community when someone answers your questions.

Thanks again,

Chris Jones
GoVacuum.com

May 14, 2010 | Kirby G4 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Scunci steamer will not heat up


Take the bottom off (Just break it after you get the two normal screws out), find the white wire from the element, bridge the offending fuse located under the special insulation, with a piece of wire, if you cant replace it, re assemble, and steam away. If the lack of that fuse worries you, don't do this, just pitch it.

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G4 kirby


ensure the safety switches are made properly by making sure the front brush assembly is fitted properly, you will see a tag that enters the machine making the front switch, secondly make sure the bag bottom housing is on properly and fully rotated so that its tag makes the switch on the side.
The only fuse is in the plug (UK).
Common fault is the mains lead broken internally, unplug from the side of the machine after removing the little cover where the wire goes in. You can use a kettle lead to test the hoover.
If this does not cure it most likely the motor brushes are worn.

Jul 24, 2008 | Kirby G4 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Kirby Legend II


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Posted by smokey 1 on July 22, 2008
Hello, Help please, Using my vacuum, turned it off briefly, then went to turn it back on and it would not .I checked plugs which were both fine. Motor is strong, impeller is fine. The light comes on near the button to turn it on however it's not doing anything. Switch maybe? Just a guess. Thanks for your help! Alice
Hello,
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. It can be only one of 2 things, either it could be the safety switch or the foot switch and they would have to be replaced. So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions.

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Thanks, Don the Vac Man
Go Ahead. Use Us.

Jul 22, 2008 | Kirby G4 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Kirby G4 plugged????


Take the bag off of the vacuum, remove the paper bag, clean out the bag tube then put back on. Make sure that the tube is broken, it is, replave it.

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G4 Footswitch wiring


I have published an online guide...it may be of help to you. Just click on the link to view it.

Marci

 

http://reviews.ebay.com/REPLACING-THE-POWER-SWITCH-ON-ANY-KIRBY-G-SERIES-VACUUM_W0QQugidZ10000000003752018

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