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I just notice when I went to change bag in my Kirby G4 that the whose inside was split open, which made all the dust fill up in the bag. How do I get a replacement part for this and what is that part called. Do I need to buy the whole outer bag?

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You do not need a whole bag. The bag fill tube is replaceable. can be temp fixed with duct tape and new one installed at home. vacuum inside with another vac and you will be set to replace

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I have a G4 and the plastic at bottom of bag is cracked


Hi There,

Well sort of. For the G4, the bottom boot is sold with the internal fill tube that inside of the outer bag, where the paper bag connects. These two parts are sold complete as an assembly already put together. You'll just need to take off the strap at the bottom of the boot that holds the outer bag onto the boot. This strap is sometimes difficult, and sometimes it's easier to just purchase a new strap and install it.

Here are direct links to the parts that you'll need on our website:

Kirby G4 Mini Em-Tor with Fill Tube Assembly. Kirby Part # 199493S


And here's the bag strap that you may just want to purchase so you can just cut the old one off:

Kirby Vacuum Bag Clamp. Kirby Part # 196599S

If you have any questions about how to change this part out, please feel free to open a new repair, or just use the comment field here on Fixya. If you found this repair helpful, please follow the Fixya way and leave feedback for the repair. This is really appreciated when someone answers your repair questions, and is what keeps repair professionals continue to post free answers rather then just the paid ones. Thanks again,

Chris Jones
GoVacuum.com

Apr 21, 2010 | Kirby G4 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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I have a Kirby G4. I have noticed the last few days when trying to vacuum that it is blowing more than it is sucking up. I put on a new bag to make sure it wasn't too full. I also put on the hose and...


take the mini emptor off(plastic piece on bottom of cloth bag) this is done by rotating it away from the body of the machine. There is most likely a clog there. Also take the brush head off and inspect fan for chips or cracks this will also reduce suction. let me know if you need further assistance

Apr 08, 2010 | Kirby G4 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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I've owned my Kirby G4 for 15 years and never had to touch it for maintenance. Should I ever get it overhauled or tuned up?


Kirby recommends getting it serviced yearly but if you are mechanically inclined you can service it yourself. the biggest thing is cleaning and blowing all the dust out of the motor and inside compartment. also check your motor fan for chips nicks, and stress cracks around the center. Inspect the bearings and motor carbon brushes for wear and noise. and put some 3 in 1 oil on the top handle slide assy on top of the motor. do not disassemble this unit there are many way bearings inside and if its not reassembled just right it will throw off your self propelled unit

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Kirby G4 will not suction the dirt up.


your fan area clogged or that area of the bag that you decribed.

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The dusty smell coming from my G4 finally drove me to search out the problem. As it turned out, the fill tube had cracked near the top of the mini emptor (the boot) and dust and crumbs were escaping from the tube and into the cloth bag. I tried to repair the split with duct tape and electrical tape, but to no avail. I finally gave up and ordered a new fill tube online for about $8. This took care of the problem, and the machine works like new with no more dusty smell.

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I have a kirby g4 vacuum that is 12 years old. it sounds like


About once a month as I have German Shep dogs and cuz of the hair I check all the hoses to make sure they are free of dust bunnies. I also take the bottom plate off the roller, turn the lever to losen the belt and take the roller off. Clean/cut all the strings, hair etc off the roller , check the belt for cracks and burns and replace if need be. Put the roller cover back on, and reconnect the belt.

Then on the side of the machine where the bag attaches, this also slides out to clean. Sometimes heavier items will get stuck in there so that dog hair and larger items cannot pass to the bag and it clogs. This will make your suction very low.

Also a good check inside the bag compartment and clean with the attachment hose if need be, helps a great deal with ordor and dust when turned on. Especially if you have dogs/dander and hair. Ive also put carpet fresh inside my bag to keep the doggy ordor down.

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How to change Mini Em-Tor Fill Tube Assembly on Kirby G4


You will have to remove bag strap. You can try to save old strap (see instruction here) or you can cut it. Install the bag on the new mini-emptor just like it was on old one (strap goes over both layers of vinyl). Use a long cable tie instead of the strap if you have damages it or your old bag strap. If you are using old strap you may have to use pliers to get it in all the way.

Oct 27, 2008 | Kirby G4 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Kirby G4 Vacuum "BOOT"?


Greetings from GoVacuum,

The bottom part of the bag, which you referred to as a "Boot" is actually called a Kirby G4 Mini Em-Tor with Fill Tube Assembly. Kirby Part # 199493S. The part is only available to purchase with the fill tube assembly, this is the part that the disposable paper bag connects to inside the cloth outer bag.

Kirby has redesigned this fill tube, as the original design sometimes would cause the inner fill tube to crack. The Mini Em-Tor Fill Tube Assembly, part 199493S comes already assembled with the "boot" at the bottom, and the vacuum bag collar (the part the bag actually attaches to) at the top of it. You will need to remove the cloth outer bag from your old part, and put it onto the new "Boot". The cloth bag connects the "boot" with a special zip tie, which is Kirby Vacuum Bag Clamp. Kirby Part # 196599S. Where it is possible to remove the bag clamp without breaking it, I will warn you that this is no easy task. Spare yourself the aggravation of having to try and remove the clamp, and just cut the bag clamp with a knife or scissors.

You will also have to remove the top of the bag collar at the top of the cloth bag by releasing the fill tube from the inside of the cloth bag.

All of the parts are located on our website, www.govacuum.com. If you have any questions about the repair, you can get me on a live help, chat service located in the top right corner of our website. I'd be happy to walk you through this.

Thanks,

Chris Jones
GoVacuum.com

Sep 30, 2008 | Kirby G4 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Hi There, On top of the inner hose (fill tube) There should be an L shaped adaptor called a bag adaptor top which the paper bag connects to. Many Thanks Chris www.elidistribution.co.uk

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