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Kirby G5 vacuum

My vacuum is not working. Look like power is not coming to the motor. Is there button to reset?

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  • Anonymous Aug 19, 2008

    My Kirby G5 will not come on. I am getting nothing. I checked the power cord, and the attachment as suggested in a previous posting. Is there a fuse or something else to check? The on/off button sounds the same as it always has. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

  • chopdot Sep 13, 2008

    My Kirby just stopped running while I was using it is there a fuse?

  • notnow Sep 28, 2008

    My machine isn't picking up like it used to. I check the hose and made sure that the roller is free of threads and the like and it is.I used to be to vacuum threads and such but no more. I need suggestions before I take it to a repair person a nd pay an arm and a leg. Help!

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I think it will be needing a power switch and/or carbon brushes. Check out my guide to do the repair yourself...

http://reviews.ebay.com/REPLACING-THE-POWER-SWITCH-ON-ANY-KIRBY-G-SERIES-VACUUM_W0QQugidZ10000000003752018

Hope this helps...
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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

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