Question about Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum

2 Answers

Kirby G5 Transmisson

The neutral/drive lever fell out of my G5. I took it in to be repaired and they started pricing parts. They scared me away quoting $200 for a new transmission. I thought I would take the time to look at it myself. I found the problem easy enough. A small, internal, metal "lever" that slides onto the shaft of the N/D foot switch has slid off the shaft. I need a schematic showing: which direction this Lever" should face when I put it back onto the shaft and how to reinstall it. Can anyone provide help with this issue?

Posted by on

  • 3 more comments 
  • Anonymous Dec 22, 2007

    same problem here the gear fell out. want to know how to put part back right.

  • Anonymous Jan 04, 2008

    The Drive/Neutral lever fell out. Have opened up gear but am battling to put back together again!! Cannot resolve. Require picture!!

  • davo1604 Jan 26, 2008

    i also have same problem cannot put together again some sort of manual would be helpful

  • honda14 Jan 31, 2008

    exact same problem on mine.

  • Anonymous Nov 18, 2008

    I have the same problem but live in Australia, i have removed the retaining bolts but assembly wont remove easily and i dont want to force anything

×

Ad

2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Expert
  • 357 Answers
Ad

I know the lever you're describing, but it's very hard to tell someone how to put it back on. There's nothing wrong with your transmission, by the way, this is a part that's meant to be moveable, and it just happened to slip off in your case. You may call us at 1-866-509-1952, and we can do our best to help you.

Posted on Jul 16, 2007

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

On the rear of the G5D Kirby there is 2 levers that mash with your foot , one is grey and marked with an "N" the other is green and marked "D", what is its purpose


Hi,

"D" is for Drive, "N" is for Neutral. You cannot use the vacuum or even roll it into another room until the D is depressed. I believe Neutral is for bag and filter changes, repairs, etc. My thought is that it is designed that way so you can vacuum stairs without having it roll off the step......

So, if you run into the problem sometime that it won't roll, be sure the D is pressed.

Hope this helps. If it does, I'd appreciate your vote. Thanks,

Handie Andie

Jun 04, 2011 | Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum

1 Answer

How do you replace the drive/neutral lever (foot pedal) if it falls off? (The yellow and gray lever that you step on to put it into drive or neutral.) Not sure what happened but it just fell off. Now I...


The pedal assembly must be replaced,( part # 558401S), as it has a gear pressed to it which has come loose. The handle, switch plate, and upper motor cover must be removed first. To remove the plastic switch plate, remove it's screws and insert a flat screwdriver into the rectangular slot in it to pop it of. Four screws hold the motor cover in place. Next the switch button must be removed. The Techdrive assembly can be removed by removing the three screws on the bottom. Drop the drive down, and unhook it's belt from the gear on the end of the armature shaft. The pedal assembly can be removed by removing the remaining screw from the bottom of the drive unit. The N/D pedal has two parts - the pedal itself, and the shift cam. Observe carefully how these units fit together. After installing the new pedal and replacing the screw and washer to secure it, re-install the drive unit. The shift must be in the Drive position to install it, and replace the belt. Be sure to line up the arm on the drive unit so that it engages the slot at the base of the handle pivot and re-install the other items

Feb 28, 2011 | Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum

2 Answers

I have a Kirby G5 and need to replace the gear drive shaft, as the lever inside fell off and the shaft came out. (Common problem by the sound of it.) How do i remove the actual gearbox itself. I have...


I have never touched a Kirby vacuum before and my wife had the same issue. The neutral/drive pedal just fell out so I figured I would give it a shot to see if I could fix it and quickly figured out the 3 screws in the bottom plate for the drive unit wasn't the answer.



I was able to figure things out out after I found a parts list with diagrams at the follow web site and address:



Vac Parts Warehouse.com

http://www.vacpartswarehouse.com/category-s/2821.htm



The two parts involved are:

13. Bracket Cam Assembly Neutral Drive Pedal 557689A

16. Kirby Pedal Cam For Neutral Drive G6 558499A



Here's how to get to a point that you can get these two parts in/out of the machine.



- Remove bag and fill tube from handle and main unit

- Remove floor nozzle assembly

- Remove the handle via the two screws at the handle fork plate (these have loctite on them so needed a socket wrench with torex bits to get them out).

- Remove the plastic rear scuff plate vie the screw with the power cord anchor and screw by the Pedal Cam For Neutral Drive. Note release plastic tab in slot in the center and lift from the back and then over the base where the handle attaches.


I did not do this as I removed the the power drive assembly so I could figure out how to put the dive assembly back together. The pressed on arm that drives the cam assembly had pulled of the pedal shaft so this also made it easier to fish out the parts and experiment on positioning the arm in the right spot . I found the arm and a spring washer inside.



I assume at this point you could loosen the screw (don't remove it, it's the only one with a star lock washer on it) on the bottom plate that attaches the Bracket Cam Assembly and slide the Pedal Cam out and a new one in if you can get the part and replace it. The part was 16. Kirby Pedal Cam For Neutral Drive G6 558499A at Vac Parts Warehouse.com. The one listed on the website said it was for a G6 even though the parts listing is for a G5 so I don't know....



To continue to disassemble and take the power drive assembly out:

- Remove the 4 screws from the Cover Shell assembly - the metal top part. You do not need to remove the hinged Headlight Cap that is attached to it.

- Remove the 4 screw from the bracket assembly that has the handle attachment and forward/reverse switch. It attached by two wires. I only disconnect one and swung it to the side.

- Snap off the the on/off switch and disconnect from the Actuating Rod Foot Pedal to Power Switch.

- Remove the 3 screw from the bottom plate of the power drive assembly.

- Remove the drive belt.

- The power drive assembly will now drop out the bottom.



I just put the spring washer and arm back on the shaft and reassembled. I'll see how long that lasts before before buying the new part.



Have fun.

Aug 08, 2010 | Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum

1 Answer

The drive on my Kirby G-5 is stuck in forward.


Motor housing will need to be removed and transmission a linkage adjusted. Take to a pro shop for this one.

Sep 08, 2009 | Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum

1 Answer

DRIVE LEVER FELL OFF


PLEASE SEND $11.95 FOR THE "SILVER ANSWER PLAN "AND I WILL LET YOU KNOW HOW I GOT IT FIXED (IT WAS EASY)

Nov 25, 2008 | Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum

1 Answer

Tech drive lever fell off


could you supply me with a little more information? what lever are you talking about? the belt lift handle??

Aug 17, 2007 | Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum

Not finding what you are looking for?
Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum Logo

389 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kirby Vacuums Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18424 Answers

Jim Parker
Jim Parker

Level 3 Expert

1041 Answers

Richard Agent

Level 2 Expert

98 Answers

Are you a Kirby Vacuum Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...