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Kirby Did you find a fix for The Ultimat G? Taking any suggestions.

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  • dporter538 Nov 25, 2008

    There are two places a saftey switch is; one where you attach hoses. The other is at the base of the handle where the bag connects; after a problem with a bag this must be pushed. Fixed mine!

  • Denny Adams
    Denny Adams May 11, 2010

    what is the actual problem

  • Rocky
    Rocky May 11, 2010

    This is posted as a PROBLEM but it is not clear what is the problem?

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When you push the heel of the boot (armat.) towards the machine, you should make sure you feel a firm snap into position.

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http://reviews.ebay.com/COMMON-PROBLEMS-WITH-THE-KIRBY-VACUUM-TROUBLESHOOTING_W0QQugidZ10000000003800312

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

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