20 Most Recent Kirby G4 Bagged Upright Vacuum Questions & Answers


How to unlock handle on Kirby Sentra

Release the belt tension by using the handle on the Belt Lifter to turn it all the way to the right (clockwise) until the green arrows line up.For more information: https://google.com/
10/18/2023 1:48:20 AM • Kirby G4 Bagged... • Answered on Oct 18, 2023

Kirby G4 Vacuum cleaner. Where can I find where the wires go to put the vacuum back together on the G4 please?

Question edited to add MAKER. Question moved from Computers to Kirby G4 category. There is some help here https://www.vacuumland.org/cgi-bin/TD/TD-VIEWTHREAD.cgi?28132 There is a complete teardown video here. You can pause to observe wiring. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrVBviaUMGo https://www.google.com/search?q=kirby+g4+vacuum+wiring+diagram ..
10/29/2022 1:04:18 AM • Kirby G4 Bagged... • Answered on Oct 29, 2022

Kirby G4 causes black streaking when shampooing carpet

Replace the belt it is probably worn. You can get a replacement here:

Kirby G4 Belt
8/7/2022 9:34:52 AM • Kirby G4 Bagged... • Answered on Aug 07, 2022

I am looking for a service manual for my Kirby G4D

Hello, this is Ava with Think Crucial. You may find the User's Manual for your Kirby model by clicking the link below. http://kirbywhq.powweb.com/manuals/G4/8D4538EC00E93846200D614F7C499B59/G4%20Manual.pdf You can purchase a wide variety of high quality Kirby replacement parts for your Kirby vacuum direct from Think Crucial with free shipping and an exclusive 10% coupon for Fixya.com readers, use code: FIXYA10 https://www.thinkcrucial.com/collections/vendors?q=Kirby I hope this was helpful. Ava B. Think Crucial Customer Care http://www.thinkcrucial.com/
12/8/2017 7:59:27 PM • Kirby G4 Bagged... • Answered on Dec 08, 2017

Kirby G4. Tech drive will

Hello, rdI was trying to help you out here. Maybe this will help some? I was going backto some customers that asked questions in the recent past and even fartherback. It appeared that no one answeredsome of them, So, I thought I would take some of my personal time to see if Ican help. Even though this Informational site may not have your exact model orbrand, this site will help you a lot. Here is a site link about everything you want to know about vacuumcleaners and possibly yours, from repair to trouble shooting it. http://home.howstuffworks.com/vacuum-cleaner.htmPlease if this helped you at all, if you can find the time and in your heart torate my help and some kind words written would be appreciated for my free help, I would appreciate it. Here is also my direct link to my own pages of other areas of my expertise forother problems you might have in Automotive, Appliance, and Electronics. DropIn anytime for my help.Thanks, Mikehttp://beta.fixya.com/users/mc1bean
6/30/2017 5:40:00 AM • Kirby G4 Bagged... • Answered on Jun 30, 2017

How do you change the electric lead on a kirby vacuum cleaner

8/11/2016 10:21:40 AM • Kirby G4 Bagged... • Answered on Aug 11, 2016

Kirby vacaum cleaner

Kirby's are repairable. Find a dealer or a repair shop near you to get it fixed.
8/8/2016 3:01:19 AM • Kirby G4 Bagged... • Answered on Aug 08, 2016

Very low suction when I use the hose, but the carpet brush roller attachment works fine. Any ideas?

This style of vacuum has great airflow but does not have great suction, especially at the end of the hose but it still should have enough to pick up most soils. It may have a restriction in the suction tube or emptor. The disposable bag may be full or clogged, the outer bag could also be clogged.
5/7/2016 12:11:02 AM • Kirby G4 Bagged... • Answered on May 07, 2016

New power cord required for g4a kirby

Are you looking where to buy one? Any vac shop website should have one, Amazon, or Ebay.
3/23/2016 4:33:48 PM • Kirby G4 Bagged... • Answered on Mar 23, 2016

Zip brush won't spin and

did you check to make sure theres no clog in the hose since its powered by air?
4/9/2015 9:21:37 PM • Kirby G4 Bagged... • Answered on Apr 09, 2015

How do I replace a belt on an upright kirby?

First, go to a vacuum store ("sewing and vacuum" shop in some places) and purchase the correct belt. You unlock the rug plate by unhooking two latches on the rear of the nozzle. The rug plate is the steel item which rubs on the carpet and locks the brush roll in place. Just look on the bottom and you will see two steel levers which you need to move. You then lift out the brush roll: pay attention while you do this to see how it comes out, as that knowledge will help when it is time to put it back in. You then place the new belt over the brush roll and then replace the brush roll. On my Gsix, one of the plastic brush roll ends is larger than the other. The roll will only fit in one way, so flip it around if you can't get it to smoothly slide in place. Maybe it is the same on your G4.
11/26/2014 5:11:03 AM • Kirby G4 Bagged... • Answered on Nov 26, 2014

I have a kirby g4 how do i make it blow air

Hi There,

Here's a step by step guide explaining what you have to do to change your Kirby from a vacuum into a blower:

Step 1. Make Sure That Your Kirby is Unplugged from the wall. Remove the front nozzle of the machine by lifting the housing that contains the headlight upwards. Now rotate the belt lifter from the green "Belt On" setting to the red "Belt Off" position:

Step 2. With the belt lifter turned to the red "Belt Off" setting, Turn the knob at the top of the bell shaped agitator housing to release the brush housing from the vacuum:

Step 3. Locate the attachment called the saftey cup that attaches on the Kirby in the exact same place as the brush housing did. This part does two things; Activates the safety switch to the left of the fan, and secondly covers the opening to the fan chamber to prevent anything from getting inside the fan housing and damaging it.

Step 4. Once you install the safety cup it is a good idea to check if the vacuum is working. If it is not (assuming it did work with the nozzle) - check if safety cup switch actuator isn't broken (see picture).

If it works then but it does not when you install the hose (next step) you will know that you did not turn the hose far enough.

Step 5. Take the bag off the Kirby. On the bigger end of the hose there is a line that you have to match with a little bump on the kirby fan housing (marked with red dots). Push the end of the hose over the Kirby exhaust as far as it can go.

Step 6. Turn this hose end clockwise (you may have to apply considerable force).

Step 7. It has to be turned far enough to press another safety switch that is on the unit just behind the exhaust neck.

Step 7. You are done and ready to use it as a blower. We would recommend turning it on outside. Hose may have some dust accumulated on the inside and it may blow a lot of dust in the first few seconds of use. Also shake the hose well while outside to loosen any dust/dirt accumulations on the inside.
    Be very careful when blowing dust out of computers or other electronics.
  1. Dirt from inside of the hose may damage components.
  2. Airflow is so strong that it may break circuit boards if they are not well mounted around the perimeter.
  3. Using Kirby a lot of static electricity may be generated that may cause circuit failure due to electrostatic discharge (harmless to people - deadly to electronics).

    NEVER operate blower with the nozzle on. There are 3 important reasons for that:
    1. Kirby is designed to have much higher RPM (Revolutions Per Minute) with the hose or safety cup so it will push more air than with the nozzle.
    2. If you use kirby as a blower with the nozzle - dust and dirt that is in the nozzle from vacuuming carpets and/or rugs will be blown into the air.
    3. If there is nothing (no nozzle no safety cup) Kirby vacuum simply will not turn on.

I really hope that the above instructions were helpful to you in converting your Kirby into a blower. If you have a question on any of the steps, please feel free to use the comment field to ask them, I'm always more then happy to answer any follow up questions you may have.

If this was helpful to you, please be so kind and rate the repair helpful, or by leaving feedback for me. This is really appreciated by the Fixya community when a repair was able to solve your problem.

Thanks again,

Chris Jones
11/3/2014 3:18:04 AM • Kirby G4 Bagged... • Answered on Nov 03, 2014

Kirby Lexan Fan is crack and need help to replace

Check out my online instructions...


Hope they help!
10/16/2014 8:51:13 PM • Kirby G4 Bagged... • Answered on Oct 16, 2014

Replace the mini emtor on a generation iv kirby upright

To replace a mini-emptor it should come of with a twisting motion. You may have to snap it if it is broken, and be aware in the exhaust port a piece may be left behind that you will have to remove to get the new mini-emptor to attach. There are 3 rivets that this part holds onto and when it is removed you should see the rubber and the 3 rivets. You can see pictures here: Kirby G4 miniemptor instructions. GoodVac.com www.goodvac.com 1-800-775-6586
10/15/2014 8:33:09 PM • Kirby G4 Bagged... • Answered on Oct 15, 2014

Kirby g4 power will not ingage

There could be a few reasons. Try a different power outlet and check the cord and belt. Next there are two safety switches on the Kirby that need to be engaged for the vacuum to start. One is on the mini-emptor to make sure an outer bag is engaged, the second is on the front nozzle to make sure the nozzle or hose is attached. You can see pictures here. GoodVac.com Technician www.goodvac.com 1-800-755-6586
10/15/2014 7:20:24 PM • Kirby G4 Bagged... • Answered on Oct 15, 2014
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