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I have a Kirby G4 Vacuum Cleaner - MOdel G4 D. I have never had any problems or repairs done to it in the past ten plus years that I've had it. This is an upright vacuum. I was vacuuming the carpet floor and was not having any trouble at all. I switched the vacuum off and moved it into a different room. When I tried to turn on the vacuum, it would not turn on. I checked with different outlets, used both front attachment and hose attachment. Checked the front part of the motor/ spiral case. This turned around without any trouble. Check all options that I could think of, but am still at a lost why it doesn't work all the sudden.?? Help!! I was looking at the back of the machine and wondered if it could possibly be the foot switch--power on and off. There also is a flip switch for N & D - have always turned vacuum on when in Neutral position. Either way I have never had a power problem. My husband said he could put a new switch in, but would like to know if that sounds like the problem, or if there could be some other problem/s that I'm unaware of. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!!!! J.D.

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Hello,
My educated guess is that it's either the switch or the power cord. Here are a couple of guides to help with diagnosis and repair...

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

Hope this helps!!
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