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No power There is no power to my kirby G5. I have checked both safety switches and they seem to be operating properly. I think its the switch but I'm not sure.

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Where would the reset button be?

Posted on Apr 19, 2008

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Have you checked the cord connection? it might be loose or dissconected. you have to take the bag off and theres the connection. hope this helps!

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I'm not familiar with Kirby vacuums, but press your reset button a few times (if you have one). If that does not work, then it is most likely the switch. For a rough estimate of the switch or parts for your vacuum, please refer to Sears Parts website and have your model number ready.


Sears website: http://www3.sears.com

Posted on Mar 07, 2008

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