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Change brush indicator light

Replaced brush indicator light on kirby g4 and light still wont come on

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If the light is not glowing it means the brush roll is not spinning. The belt may be stretched and need replaced. The brush roll may be installed improperly. The magnet in the brush roll has to be aligned with the indicator light for the light to work when. The brush roll is spinning

Posted on Apr 22, 2014

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SOURCE: kirby G5 vacuum

Here is a link to the help you need,,,

http://reviews.ebay.com/CHANGING-THE-BELT-ON-A-KIRBY-G3-G4-G5-GSIX-ULTIMATE-G_W0QQugidZ10000000003720039

The G5 manual is out of print, but the G6 and Ultimate G models are exactly the same and wil work perfectly for your questions.
Marci

Posted on Oct 25, 2007

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SOURCE: Manual and tools kirby g4

The first link is instructions for changing a belt. The second is for the shampooer instructions. If you click on the links below, it will take you to my online guides and if you look there, your other question will be answered. Thanks!!
Marci

http://reviews.ebay.com/CHANGING-THE-BELT-ON-A-KIRBY-G3-G4-G5-GSIX-ULTIMATE-G_W0QQugidZ10000000003720039

http://reviews.ebay.com/KIRBY-CARPET-SHAMPOOER-INSTRUCTIONS-MANUAL-DIRECTIONS_W0QQugidZ10000000004594992

Posted on Nov 09, 2007

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SOURCE: No suction on kirby g4 upright vacuum. Can't use attchments.

First remove the mini-emptor and check for a clog also check the fan for anything cloging that or the hose may be clogged

Posted on Jul 10, 2008

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SOURCE: Motor is making blue sparks.

It's the brushes for sure!!! My switch repair guide will get you down to the carbon brushes easily...

http://reviews.ebay.com/REPLACING-THE-POWER-SWITCH-ON-ANY-KIRBY-G-SERIES-VACUUM_W0QQugidZ10000000003752018

marci

Posted on Jul 31, 2008

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SOURCE: Sparks from the Kirby Motor

1. Do you think this may be the problem?
YES

2. How come it continues to rotate?
Motor armature consists of multiple coils and just some of them burned so even though it keeps spinning it does not function properly.

3. Do I need to replace the armature?
We have switch replacement instructions HERE and they will take you as far as accessing the motor. We do not have motor assembly instructions yet but if you get that far - motor is not that hard to reassemble. You may have to spend some time getting tolerance ring back in and make sure you install finger spring properly.

Good Luck

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

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HI There,

When the green lights do not come on when vacuuming with a Kirby, this indicates that your belt2_bing.gif has either broken or fallen off. There is a magnet on the beater bar that activates the LED green light when it's spinning.

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I hope this was helpful! If you have any follow up questions, please feel free to use the comment field here on Fixya.

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You can replace the carbon brushes and most repair shops should have them. Also tho, the armature could be causing the problem, if you put in new brushs and it still arcs badly, then the armature is bad.

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You need a new belt. When the green light goes out, that means your brushroll has stopped spinning. Here's how to change it....

http://reviews.ebay.com/CHANGING-THE-BELT-ON-A-KIRBY-G3-G4-G5-GSIX-ULTIMATE-G_W0QQugidZ10000000003720039

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Here is a link to the help you need,,,

http://reviews.ebay.com/CHANGING-THE-BELT-ON-A-KIRBY-G3-G4-G5-GSIX-ULTIMATE-G_W0QQugidZ10000000003720039

The G5 manual is out of print, but the G6 and Ultimate G models are exactly the same and wil work perfectly for your questions.
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