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Kirby ultimate g problems

My Kirby ultimate G upright is shaking and catching when I push it forward, almost as if something is out of alignment. When I first bought it, I was told to lower the height adjustment until I could hear the vacuum make connection with the floor and then lower it one more notch past that for just the right suction. I can get the shaking to stop if I sweep with the vacuum lowered to just the point where it makes connection and not the extra notch lower, but it is definitely not picking up as well and also it will sometimes blow the particles to the side instead of sucking them up. I have taken the brush/roller out of its resting place and then put it back in, just to be sure that I hadn't replaced it incorrectly during a cleaning, but that didn't seem to help. Also, it is giving off a "musty vacuum" smell, which I thought was because the bag was ready to be emptied...but it is even doing it when I have a new bag in. I've also checked the belt to be sure it didn't need replaced or that there wasn't some hair or something causing it to give off that smell.

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I had the same problem. I did two things to solve this. I used a quality belt for the brush bar. When replaceing the belt, on each end where the berrings slide into the plastic side guides, there are little notches on the edge of the two plastic end guides. There is one notch on one side, two notches on the next side and three notches on a third side. Make sure you have the same number of notches on both ends of the plastic guide. These notches are used to set the height of the brush bar (this is in addition to the foot pedal used after the brush bar is assembled). If you do not have the same number notch, the brush bar is out of adjustment. Hope tis helps.

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Does it only do this in drive or neutral also? Mine does that in drive because I won't go as slow as that mode requires but I do not have that problem in neutral mode. Renee

Posted on Jun 26, 2007

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I totally have the same problems. I think the smell is coming from whatever we sweep up into the bag, and that getting musty or whatever. Like skin cells and whatever else is in the carpet. But my is stinky too when the bag isn't totally new. The jumping around happens to me as well when I go too fast. If you sweep slowly ( I know, not the ideal), then the jumping or shaking will stop.

Posted on May 04, 2007

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