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Power cord how do you replace the power cord on a G5

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Go to Goodvac.com and follow instructions in pictures 1,2 and 3 and then 19, 20 and 21.

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Posted on Dec 26, 2008

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Will not start. replaced switch. What next?


1. Make sure that both safety switches are engaged (front and bag area).

2. The power cord can break internally where you won't see it. Look for damage or twists in the cord. With the vacuum turned on wiggle these areas between your hands and see if it tries to run. If so replace the cord. If not the he motor may need to be serviced

Apr 29, 2011 | Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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My g5 will not run, I checked the cord and it has power to the machine. Is there a fuse or breaker in the machine?


There is no fuse or circuit breaker in your G5. However, here's a basic check list to follow: did you check the cord for continuity with an ohmmeter? Bad cords on Kirbys are fairly common. Your Kirby has 2 safety interlocks that stop it from running; first is the mini-emtor interlock (the mini-emtor is the thing thst looks like a shoe at the bottom of the bag assembly). Make sure it is fully locked in place on the exhaust port. It should be completely flush against the body. Second interlock is the nozzle body (brush roll and housing in front), make sure the nozzle body is locked in place.
If these 3 things are not the problem, then you have something wrong inside. It's either a bad switch assembly, carbon brushes stuck or too short, or a problem with your motor. This will require a complete disassembly of your machine by a qualified mechanic/technician.

May 18, 2010 | Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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I have a Kirby G5 Vac Cl, the motor will not run. I checked the ac voltage into the vaccum and is o.k. What is it?


I have the same problem with our G5. I check the cord and it's good. Changed the switch, but that actually wasn't the problem. I've tracked my issue down to the motor brushes. When is does run, sometimes blue sparks are seen on the right-side of the motor near the right set of brushes.
I was able to rotate the motor spindle simply by turning the front attachment belt lever (the thing on the front to take off the vacuum head). This rotates the motor just enough to get better contact with the motor brushes.
I'm next going to replace the brushes and see if that fixes my g5. Good luck.

May 01, 2010 | Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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I was using kirby g5 and I think I stepped on cord and lost power on vacuum. Now it won't start. Could this be a damaged cord..or what?


either that, or it was pulled so hard, it came disconnected from the vac switch. stepping on a cord rarely affects power. so, check vac switch and outlet to make sure the outlet has power.

(if you know an electrician or if you feel comfortable disassembling the vac i would look at the point that the cord enters the vac and trace it to the switch looking for obvious breaks)

Apr 25, 2010 | Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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My Kirby G5 has a power problem. Its handle needs to be tiltled all the way to almost flat position for the power to comne on. If the handle is back up to its standing postion, the power will be off....


sounds like u may have a problem with the cord connection inside the power plant would suggest u take to repair shop not something i would suggest u try yourself

Jul 13, 2009 | Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Vacuum stopped working


Sometimes after years of use the power cord can break internally where you won't see it. Look for damage or twists in the cord. With the vacuum turned on wiggle these areas between your hands and see if it tries to run. If so replace the cord. If not the switch may be bad or the motor needs to be serviced. Good luck. Please rate me so I know if I helped.

Dec 30, 2008 | Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Kirby G5 intermittent power


I would say that it is a short in the power cord.

Try my troubleshooting guide. It helps with do-it-yourself Kirby repairs. You'll also find links to directions, parts (cords too!!) and free repair guides!

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

Jul 31, 2008 | Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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check the cord. see if there are any frays. or broken spots. usually it is one of 3 things. 1, faulty electric cord. 2. the attachment or floor nozzle not being properly attached( kind of a duh issue LOL)
3. a faulty switch assy. the switch can be kind of a bear to replace. I hope it is the cord. if not i would take it to a kirby repair person, because it is very easy to damage the motor assy when replacing a kirby switch. trust me i have damaged a few learning how to do it

Jun 21, 2008 | Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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