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My Kirby G4 won't turn on. Everything is engaged as I normally do it, nothing is wrong with my power outlet, changed my hepa bag to a brand new one...

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It could be a few different things. First make sure the emptor tank on the side of the unit is pushed all the way closest to the unit. ck to see if light comes on (that will tell you if you have power to the unit.) if so It is an internal problem. Or it might be, what is called the power foot switch. It's kinda of like the brain for the kirby there are 3 saftey switches built into it. they must all be working at the same time for the unit to power. If need be take it to a vacuum repair shop one with free estimates. this way they can diog. the problem and give you a repair cost, if need be. Hope this helps.

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