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The drive on my Kirby G-5 is stuck in forward.

When I move the Neutral/Drive lever into Drive, the wheels rotate forward and won't stop like it's stuck in gear. The only way to stop it is to kick it back into neutral. Any ideas?

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  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    reset the forward torque on drive now the customer complains it has a burning smell and is supposed to disengage when in reverse???

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Motor housing will need to be removed and transmission a linkage adjusted. Take to a pro shop for this one.

Posted on Sep 08, 2009

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