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My kirby ulitimate G series will not turn on

I was vacuuming yesterday and have not had any problems and then i shut it off for a few minutes and it won't start up again.

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  • bobstreib Jan 22, 2009

    I have the same problem with a 5 year old Ultimate G. I can usually get it to come on by loosening the belt with the lever on the front under the light cover. It seems to be getting worse though and takes longer to get it to come on.

  • njbuttise Jan 26, 2009

    I have the same problem and I thought that it might be the on/off switch, but now I have doubts.
    Jim


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    Rocky May 11, 2010

    That sometimes happens to vacuums that have thermal switch (usually soldiered onto the motor field) but Kirby does not have such switch so I would blame one of 3 things:
    1 - cord. Even though it may look good it may have wires broken inside.
    2 - OUTER bag is not installed right or is a bit worn and is loose. It does not press the safety switch well at all times.
    3 - faulty power switch. There is only 1 switch inside of the Kirby with few levers. It is a bit more complicated to replace it though (I have instructions with pictures if anyone cares to see them)
    Would LOVE to know if there is something else that causes it.


  • Anonymous Jun 24, 2017

    It was number 2 for me. After reconnecting the bag after shampooing, I didn't engage the safety switch. Thanks!

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