Question about Vacuums
I recently "inherited" a Kirby Omega 1-CB that had sat in a musty basement for the past 10 years. The first thing I did was plugged it in to see if ran. It did so I proceeded to start cleaning it up to give to my son who had just bought his first house. I finally got the back cover off after finding out that all I needed to do was remove the screw above the plug. I found that while taking it apart the black wire had broken off the motor brush clip and that a white wire had pulled out of the switch just next to the black wire (I assume that's where it went which could be my problem). I soldered the black wire back on and re-inserted the white wire after cleaning everything, plugged it in and nothing happened. I checked the power cord and I'm getting power into the vacuum but don't know where to go from here. Is there a way to troubleshoot the on/off switch, motor, speed switch, etc? Any help would be appreciated.
(You helped me with my G4 Kirby fan a while back so I'm back for more help.) Thanks.
You need to get a new switch. These wires are semi-permanent inside the switch. You can get it from any Kirby dealer. Just before starting the machine, check the ground on the windings to make sure that you have no shorts. When running, check for volatage leaks by placing one probe of your voltmeter on the cover of the motor and the other probe on a ground source. If the meter reads 50 volts or hugher, check for worn or frayed winding insluation.
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