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Kirby won't turn on only when trying to use power nozzle

My Kirby will turn on when I'm using the floor piece. HOWEVER, it won't turn on when I put the power nozzle on.

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Make sure that your power nozzle has a little metal prong that plugs into the little rectangular hole in the fan case. If the prong is broken, you'll need a new nozzle. If the prong is intact, you'll need a new switch. Here is a link to help with the repair and help you locate the switch.

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

Hope this helps!

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

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Vibrating – that usually happens on some short fiber or very dense carpets. When nozzle goes against the carpet fiber Kirby starts jumping. Try vacuuming the same place while facing opposite way.

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Rotate the plastic front piece back to its original position, and your belt should be fully installed.

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