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Kirby G6 won't turn on.

One day vacuum just didn't turn on. Took apart fan assembly, looks okay.
Do not know how to test switch. Please help.
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  • theriford1 Dec 30, 2008

    I have the same problem... I'm going to replace the switch and hope for the best.

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If the brushead is removed,there is a safety switch which prevent the machine from operating if the brushead is removed or not installed correctly.Either this switch or the main power switch could be the culprit,as well as the cord.

Posted on Dec 16, 2008

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My problem was with the cord.....the end that plugs into the wall. Replaced that, now it comes on, but it's stuck in reverse.........Can't be all that complicated....I hope!!

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