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I was using kirby g5 and I think I stepped on cord and lost power on vacuum. Now it won't start. Could this be a damaged cord..or what?

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Either that, or it was pulled so hard, it came disconnected from the vac switch. stepping on a cord rarely affects power. so, check vac switch and outlet to make sure the outlet has power.

(if you know an electrician or if you feel comfortable disassembling the vac i would look at the point that the cord enters the vac and trace it to the switch looking for obvious breaks)

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I replaced the belt, and even bought a new bar, but it STILL won't spin on my kirby g5. So frustrating! I honestly think I am doing everything right.


You probably not doing it right. Replacing the belt is one of the things you have to learn how to do it. It is not really user friendly and made very easy by design. HERE is step-by-step instructions.
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Mar 28, 2013 | Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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How To Attach The Carpet Shampooer To A Kirby Generation 5 (G5) Vacuum Cleaner



The Kirby carpet shampooer is an attachment that is used with the Kirby upright vacuum cleaners. It converts the Kirby from being used as a dry pickup vacuum, into a carpet shampooer and extractor. Unlike other carpet shampooers and carpet extractors, the Kirby shampoo system does not saturate the carpet with a lot of water when cleaning. Kirby shampoo systems use a special dry foam formula that gently cleans the carpet without saturation.

Installation

The link below is to an excellent, easy to follow and understand video that will explain step by step how to convert the Kirby Generation 5 (G5) from a vacuum cleaner into a carpet shampooer. Please note that the vacuum in the video is actually a newer Sentria model, however the repair procedure is identical on the G5 as it is on the Sentria.

Video Demonstration of Converting Kirby Generation 5 From Vacuum Into Carpet Shampooer:

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If you have any questions about the procedure of converting the Kirby G5 into a carpet cleaner, please feel free to request clarfication on this video right here on the Tip page. I hope that this video was helpful. If you did find the video helpful, please kindly rate this Tip as helpful by clicking on the Thumbs Up Icon in the lower right hand corner of the page.


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on Mar 21, 2010 | Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Kirby G5 only works when the power button is being pushed.


power switch damaged contact your local kirby agent for repair

Jun 02, 2012 | Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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I need a owners manual for a Kirby G5 vacuum cleaner


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Apr 03, 2012 | Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Will not start. replaced switch. What next?


1. Make sure that both safety switches are engaged (front and bag area).

2. The power cord can break internally where you won't see it. Look for damage or twists in the cord. With the vacuum turned on wiggle these areas between your hands and see if it tries to run. If so replace the cord. If not the he motor may need to be serviced

Apr 29, 2011 | Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Kirby Diamond Edition (no power)


You just check the bag "boot" to see if there is something worn down enough to keep the vacuum from turning it back on. If it is worn, buy a new mini-emptor assembly and install it and your vacuum should work fine.

Jan 04, 2009 | Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Vacuum stopped working


Sometimes after years of use the power cord can break internally where you won't see it. Look for damage or twists in the cord. With the vacuum turned on wiggle these areas between your hands and see if it tries to run. If so replace the cord. If not the switch may be bad or the motor needs to be serviced. Good luck. Please rate me so I know if I helped.

Dec 30, 2008 | Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Kirby G5 intermittent power


I would say that it is a short in the power cord.

Try my troubleshooting guide. It helps with do-it-yourself Kirby repairs. You'll also find links to directions, parts (cords too!!) and free repair guides!

http://reviews.ebay.com/COMMON-PROBLEMS-WITH-THE-KIRBY-VACUUM-TROUBLESHOOTING_W0QQugidZ10000000003800312

Jul 31, 2008 | Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Kirby G5 vacuum


check the cord. see if there are any frays. or broken spots. usually it is one of 3 things. 1, faulty electric cord. 2. the attachment or floor nozzle not being properly attached( kind of a duh issue LOL)
3. a faulty switch assy. the switch can be kind of a bear to replace. I hope it is the cord. if not i would take it to a kirby repair person, because it is very easy to damage the motor assy when replacing a kirby switch. trust me i have damaged a few learning how to do it

Jun 21, 2008 | Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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No power


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

Mar 07, 2008 | Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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