Question about Kirby Generation 3 Bagged Upright Vacuum
Kirby Generation 3, Wife was vacuming and we went to move the unit to another outlet and then it would not turn on as if power was gone. I think it could be the switch. This unit has been a workhorse for over 20 years so I am wondering if it is worth fixing or not. I'm pretty handy and would not mind taking on the repair myself but I can't seem to find detailed service manuals for this unit can any one give some ideas on what could be wrong or where to find the manuals to help fix it
Thanks in advance!
I don't believe there are any service manuals online, as Kirby has service centers around the country. There are 3 things in the power string--on/off foot switch, the power cord, and the power assembly that the cord plugs into underneath the bag in the main part of the body. One of the problems the G3 had was where the cord plugged into the body--the assembly was a very thin plastic piece supporting the 2-prong electrical connection. This plastic piece was known for breaking, and was actually recalled back in the 90's. You can take the cord connection off and look to see if that piece is broken, then you'll have to take it in, or buy a "switch" as it's called on ebay or somewhere and replace.
Posted on Jan 28, 2009
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