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Power problem I just recently moved into a new house and sometime during that move my Kirby Generation 3 vacuum has quit working. I used it last at my old house just before I moved, then loaded it up in the back of my truck, took it 20 miles to my new house and about three weeks later plug it in to use it, and nothing. No light comes on or anything. I thought there would be a power reset button somewhere on the machine that I could try, but I couldn't find one anywhere. Do you know of a reset swith or button anywhere on a Kirby Generation 3 vacuum? Or if you have any other idea of what might be the problem please enlighten me. Thanks, Justin

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  • flow40 Nov 11, 2007

    My vacuum just stop working while I was using it.

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Either a bad switch or cord.

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    If you can't fix the power problem, you need to take your vacuum to a repair shop. Or, buy a Kirby vacuum that works GOOD.

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Here is the link to my Kirby troubleshooting guide for home repairs. Hope it helps!!!

 

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Hi, Try logging your post on the Kirby Trading Forum at Kirbydirect.co.uk - you'll be sure to get a reply. John

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