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The multi speed switch on my Lasko 20" home box window fan stopped working. Can it safely be rewired by cutting out the switch and rewiring using wire nuts to re-attach the plug cord directly to the two highest speed (4) wires? Which is really speed #3 I tested it using just electricians tape for the test. It worked fine when plugged in for testing. If there are no firs hazards I will place wire nuts on all connections andone wire nut each on the unused speed wires #2 #3, which are really speeds 1 and 2 because switch wire for on/off is wire#1. MAIN CONCERN - any safety hazards ...um...like FIRE? THAKS A LOT!!

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SOURCE: Rainbow Vacuum Model D3B

If it won't work without a ground wire, but still works with one, then you must have a ground/earth connection to make it work - it sounds like there is a safety device that needs an earth to release, you could almost certainly bypass this relatively easily, but it will be there for a good reason and that would be dangerous. Bearing this in mind, regardless of which 2/3 prong adaptors you use, without an earth connection it will not function without risk probably of electric shock from the case or damage to the vacuum, else the safety device would not be there. Get an electrician to your home, and make him install grounded sockets where necessary (should be all, but at least get a couple). Ungrounded/unearthed domestic power sockets at all domestic AC voltages are lethal eventually, to man or machines. A lot of devices don't need an earth, but especially something with a big motor or a metal case usually does. At least ask a local electrician what he thinks. If you want to do it yourself, an Earth circuit in your home is not too hard to achieve if you have basic wiring skills (and access to the ground floor), but most insurance would dislike the idea - if you want to - post again and I may talk you through it. Hope this helps :) Please be careful :(

Posted on Mar 24, 2007

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SOURCE: Rainbow D4C power switch replacement

As far as I know, that switch with 6 terminals is still available. But if not, I would wire the 2 for the power head and the 2 motor wires together. Then you would have 4 leads to attach.

Posted on Jan 31, 2008

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SOURCE: Kirby G6 Power Switch Test ?

You can look at the wiring diagram and try to figure out how to use a circuit tester to test the switch but I would just suggest just swapping it for a good one (always good to have one good switch for testing) and see if it solves the problem.

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Posted on Oct 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Electrolux Guardian canister electrical problem

I believe there is a fused lead inside of the canister. Depending on where you connected your test light, you may have blown this fuse. I don't think you will have much luck finding aftermarket parts for this unit, so you may want to find an Aerus dealer. You can go to Aerusonline.com and use the dealer locater to find the closest store. Good Luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2009

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SOURCE: vacuum won't switch on;got it apart;cord ok;need wiring diagram

Its a great idea to write on paper how its connected . So it helps with dis assembly & reassembly . I tried a Internet search . Looks like it'd cost money for a service manual. Though. I found a Kirby Spares Website that could help. Although it doesnt have Document downloads with repair help. There are spares & there is a telephone number for an engineer available during office hours. That you could ask for repair help. With wiring connections for your Kirby G3.

http://kirby-owners-club-shop.com/faqs.htm

The Engineers Telephone Number is 0845 388 9301

I repaired my Parents Kirby Heritage some while ago. With a new set of Brushes. Bulb Repair.

They are a Great Machine. Bit Expensive. Though Tough & Well Made !

Gary

Posted on May 24, 2009

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