Foot pedal switch broke in my Legend II and I want to verify where and how the wires go back into the new pedal I purchased?? Also, do you know if the manual talks about doing these types of repairs? This vacuum is ancient and still vacuums extremely well, I just want to be able to do the repairs.
If I remember correctly,on the switch itself,each connector is letter coded.'W' for white,'R' for red,and so forth.The manual mostly talks about how to change attachments and basic operating,but not repairs.
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Depends where the sparks are spitting from.Unplug from the wall and try to detach the cord from the vac itself, where it plugs in. If there is a small hole burned in the side you will need to detach the entire cord from the handle where it clamps on and buy a genuine new one from a vac repair shop or Kirby dealer. Cords do wear out. Ther is a slim possibility you could have a bad switch below but generally the switch just dies , no sparking. If the sparks were shooting out from inside the motor housing, you will likeley need a motor rebuild which should be done by a professional at vac shop.
There is a plastic pop in trim cover which surrounds the switch itself. It will peel off revealing two screws which hold the switch in place onto the underside of housing. However you must also remove the rear cone shaped motor housing by a series of philips screws where the motor meets the fan intake area. You should not have to remove any screws from the front are of the fan housing Pay attention to these screws as they all face inward to the center area of the housing at the sides and underneath, but there are several lengths
FixYa techs - thank you for your response but I solved the problems. It took me 2 hours of continual searching but I finally found the parts - listed under the tab sew machines of all things!? There is one pedal in stock and I called the service company and will pick that up and do it myself. I took that part off my vac and put it back on so know I can do it. I've been fixing stuff all my life and it just takes some logic - anyone can do it if they have a tool kit.
http://geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=11558&thid=818960 Kirby Legend II 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. http://kirby.com/ Customer Service – U. S. & Canada 1-800-494-8586 Hours 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (EST) Mail To: Consumer Relations The Kirby Company 1920 West 114 Street Cleveland, OH44102 Thanks, Don the Vac Man Go Ahead. Use Us.
Generic problem for all Vacuums Legend II Kirby footswitch I have a Legend II footswitch foolishly did not record the position of the wiring I have 2 reds for the light and a positive and negative could you tell me which wire goes in what hole please I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure.
I do not have schematics of the wring diagram in order to help you on this question but to be accurate you will need to contact a serv tech tat would be in the yellow pages , or call the Kirby factory service or some examples listed below: http://kirby.comContact Us by Phone United States and Canada 1-800-494-8586 Between the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm EST Monday thru Friday www.A-1Vacuum.com1-800-657-1874ask for the service dept