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Kirby G3 won't run

Kirby G3 has stopped running. It used to work with a good kick, now the light flickers for a microsecond, the shaft turns a quarter turn, and then nothing. I took it apart, cleaned and inspected everything, and then it worked smoother than ever, but only one time. Now it won't run at all. It now has a new cord, the fan is OK, and poking the nozzle and bag safety switches with a screwdriver makes no difference, so apparently it is not them. Is the problem with the power switch? or The brushes? or something else? Is there some place I can find a wiring diagram, so I know all the wires inside are in the right place?

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Re: Kirby G3 won't run

Sounds like brushes not being pressed down to the commutator shaft. pull out brushes and clean the brass brush guides and then apply a light coat of grease to brushes. however, what exactly do you mean by "the fan is OK"?

Posted on May 29, 2007

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