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Kirby 3g I have a kirby 3g about 4 yrs old and when I push it forward it just takes off, how and I adjust the tranny to control it better. Jeff

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Here's a link on how to adjust the transmission on the kirby...the kirby pictured is a G4 or 5 but it is the same transmission as the G3

http://www.greatvacs.com/Kirby%20Transmission%20Adj.shtml
Hope this helps!!!

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Here is a helpful link to use to adjust the tranny. About a 7 on the difficulty level.

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