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Transmission not engaging

I have a g-4 kirby, the n/d is hard to shift, und the nutruel has quit functioning but the trans engages foward and reverse when pluged in and on

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  • altorres0703 Oct 29, 2008

    first i would like to thank RockyNR1 for his advice, and the see it photo's. Well i located the bracket cam and i tell you it was filthy and rusty , i soaked it in wd-40 and cleaned it up the arm now moves freely (but) when i reassembled the unit i lost the foward drive and gained the nutruel back , so now i have nutruel , reverse but no drive . If you have an illustration on how exactly the bracket cam sits inside casing could you please foward it to me

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In Kirby vacuums with tech drive there is a part called Bracket cam (see it here) that is designed to disengage wheels from transmission. When it starts wearing out Kirby would make crackling noise when on neutral and eventually may not disengage at all. If there was no stage where it was noisy on neutral it may be something else - most likely the pedal assembly broken (see it here). It is not very hard to replace it.

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    Rocky Oct 30, 2008

    I do not think you would have been able to to put the bracket cam assembly wrong.
    I am almost sure that you removed the slide bracket (thing where you install upright handle) and you put it back wrong. See last two pictures on this page.

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Have you a picture of the drive engagement mechanism

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Hello,
Here is the best site I've found for solving this particular problem,,,

http://www.greatvacs.com/Kirby%20Transmission%20Adj.shtml

Hope it helps,
Marci

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

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