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I have a Kirby G5 and need to replace the gear drive shaft, as the lever inside fell off and the shaft came out. (Common problem by the sound of it.) How do i remove the actual gearbox itself. I have removed the 3 screws on the bottom, but it's not coming out. What's stopping it from coming out? Do i need to remove the gearbox drive belt first? If so, how do i get to it? Thanks in advance.

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I have never touched a Kirby vacuum before and my wife had the same issue. The neutral/drive pedal just fell out so I figured I would give it a shot to see if I could fix it and quickly figured out the 3 screws in the bottom plate for the drive unit wasn't the answer.



I was able to figure things out out after I found a parts list with diagrams at the follow web site and address:



Vac Parts Warehouse.com

http://www.vacpartswarehouse.com/category-s/2821.htm



The two parts involved are:

13. Bracket Cam Assembly Neutral Drive Pedal 557689A

16. Kirby Pedal Cam For Neutral Drive G6 558499A



Here's how to get to a point that you can get these two parts in/out of the machine.



- Remove bag and fill tube from handle and main unit

- Remove floor nozzle assembly

- Remove the handle via the two screws at the handle fork plate (these have loctite on them so needed a socket wrench with torex bits to get them out).

- Remove the plastic rear scuff plate vie the screw with the power cord anchor and screw by the Pedal Cam For Neutral Drive. Note release plastic tab in slot in the center and lift from the back and then over the base where the handle attaches.


I did not do this as I removed the the power drive assembly so I could figure out how to put the dive assembly back together. The pressed on arm that drives the cam assembly had pulled of the pedal shaft so this also made it easier to fish out the parts and experiment on positioning the arm in the right spot . I found the arm and a spring washer inside.



I assume at this point you could loosen the screw (don't remove it, it's the only one with a star lock washer on it) on the bottom plate that attaches the Bracket Cam Assembly and slide the Pedal Cam out and a new one in if you can get the part and replace it. The part was 16. Kirby Pedal Cam For Neutral Drive G6 558499A at Vac Parts Warehouse.com. The one listed on the website said it was for a G6 even though the parts listing is for a G5 so I don't know....



To continue to disassemble and take the power drive assembly out:

- Remove the 4 screws from the Cover Shell assembly - the metal top part. You do not need to remove the hinged Headlight Cap that is attached to it.

- Remove the 4 screw from the bracket assembly that has the handle attachment and forward/reverse switch. It attached by two wires. I only disconnect one and swung it to the side.

- Snap off the the on/off switch and disconnect from the Actuating Rod Foot Pedal to Power Switch.

- Remove the 3 screw from the bottom plate of the power drive assembly.

- Remove the drive belt.

- The power drive assembly will now drop out the bottom.



I just put the spring washer and arm back on the shaft and reassembled. I'll see how long that lasts before before buying the new part.



Have fun.

Posted on Sep 20, 2010

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I know the lever you're describing, but it's very hard to tell someone how to put it back on. There's nothing wrong with your transmission, by the way, this is a part that's meant to be moveable, and it just happened to slip off in your case. You may call us at 1-866-509-1952, and we can do our best to help you.

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Manual on how to do it - take a look HERE

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