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G5 kirby's drive feature isn't working

Kirby works good, but is hard to push.......the direct drive feature isn't working. The lever seems to work, but nothing changes when you switch to the drive option.

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A gear set and drive belt are not that expensive and easy to install. You can find them here

GoodVac.com
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1-800-775-6586

Posted on Oct 16, 2014

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The gears or the drive is probably worn down or is broken.take it into kirby and they can fix it for you.

Posted on Jul 02, 2009

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Neutral and drive grayandgreenonrear of kirby vacumn came out need instructions manual to fix model g5


Hello, this is Ava with Think Crucial.

You may find the User's Manual for your Kirby model by clicking the link below.

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Jul 18, 2011 | Kirby Vacuums

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Kirby G5 rear wheels lock up completely when in "Drive"


When wheels lock when vacuum is OFF - it is normal. If it happens when Kirby is ON then there are a few things that may have gone wrong

Primary drive belt is broken or something is wrong with plastic gears. See how to check the primary drive belt HERE.

If it is fine and gears are spinning - then something must be wrong inside the transmission. Parts for tech drive are not available from manufacturer so you are on your own. It is not really complicated - 2 clutches that engage and disengage depending which direction you push the vacuum. But if something in there is broken - you have to get a new tranny. It is not like getting a transmission for a truck but it still will set you back by about 100 $.

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May 16, 2009 | Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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G5 Kirby drive problem


Gary...
You need to adjust your transmission. Here's a link that may help...

http://www.greatvacs.com/Kirby%20Transmission%20Adj.shtml

Marci

Sep 05, 2008 | Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Kirby G5 - the Tech Drive does seem to have much power


you need either a new nutreal cam bracket assembly, that is what engages and disengages the tech drive.OR to adjust the handle pivot assy- diffucult . this is not for the faint of heart. it is possible to fix them as i used to repair kirbys, however, I remember how frustrating it was to figure out how to disassemble and reassemble them. it is very complicated to a novice. I would recomend having it repaired professionaly. it is possible for a professional to repair it in a very short period of time.

another thing to consider. look on the UNDERSIDE of your Kirby, between the two drive wheels. just in fronnt of the tech drive/nutreal switch. there should be a screw there, tighten that screw up. actually tighten all of them. on My generation 3 the center screw came loose and it would not go in to drive and it would make an aweful clatter. hope this was helpful

Jul 08, 2008 | Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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G5 does not suck:)


un-plugthe vacum andget a broom stick and slide it throuh the hose! it's clogged!and change the bag!

Jul 29, 2007 | Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Kirby G5 Transmisson


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.

Jul 01, 2007 | Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Kirby G5


nuetral/drive, the g series has a power drive motor for the back wheels

May 13, 2007 | Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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