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Kirby g5 suction problem

My kirby g5 is not sucking like usual. have replaced bag and checked for clogs, what else could it be?

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  • royzee May 11, 2010

    Is this when its an upright or with the hose. Please check with both

  • royzee May 11, 2010

    Hi
    is this when it is used as an upight?
    Have you tried taking off the head and tried the hose?
    Rob

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If its not picking up as an upright but does with the hose, youve either not connected the belt or the belt is broken

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