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Kirby G6 drive mode

When pulling back in drive mode, vacuum cleaner resists and is jerky. Forward pulls too quickly.

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Look under the vacume cleaner and take off the cover make, shure the belt is where it needs to be, you should have a setting on the vacume cleaner that gives you an addjustment for the carpet your on, raze it up.

Posted on Nov 26, 2007


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