20 Most Recent Kirby G6 Bagged Upright Vacuum Questions & Answers

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Can I shampoo a couch?

Yes<br /> <h2 class="Heading1a Underline header"><span>Instructions</span></h2> <!-- google_ad_section_start() --> <div class="thingsYouNeed"> <h2 class="Heading5a">Things You'll Need:</h2> <ul> <li> <span>Vacuum and its hose attachments</span> </li> <li> <span>Shampoo specific to the couch's fabric</span> </li> <li> <span>Rug shampooer</span> </li> <li> <span>Steam cleaner, possibly</span> </li> <li> <span>Rag and cotton swabs</span> </li></ul> </div> <ol id="intelliTxt"> <h4 class="Heading4a">Preparing the Sofa</h4> <li id="jsArticleStep1"> Vacuum the sofa, its pillows and its cushions with the hose attachments. Do not forget the arm rests and backing of the couch. This will clean loose dust and dirt.<br /> </li> <li id="jsArticleStep2"> Dust the wood areas with a soft rag and a cotton swab for the area between the material and wood.<br /> </li> <li id="jsArticleStep3"> Find your warranty. If it is still in effect, the warranty may be null and void if you apply any cleaning solutions. Call the company for cleaning instructions.<br /> </li> <li id="jsArticleStep4"> Determine the sofa's fabric. This tag is typically found under the cushion area.<br /> </li> <li id="jsArticleStep5"> Buy shampoo specifically for your sofa's fabric.<br /> </li> <li id="jsArticleStep6"> Rent a rug shampooer.<br /> </li> <h4 class="Heading4a">Cleaning</h4> <li id="jsArticleStep1"> Assemble the shampooer according to its directions.<br /> </li> <li id="jsArticleStep2"> Test a small area of the sofa. The best place may be the back of the couch or under the couch if possible.<br /> </li> <li id="jsArticleStep3"> Clean the entire couch. This will prevent watermarks.<br /> </li> <li id="jsArticleStep4"> Allow it and all its parts to dry before reassembling the cushions and pillows.<br /> </li></ol> <div style="overflow: hidden; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; border: medium none;"><br /></div><br /> <!-- from fixya rte -->
11/4/2022 1:13:59 PM • Kirby G6 Bagged... • Answered on Nov 04, 2022
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Hopping - jumping - skipping - bouncing

It could be that you have the brush settings wrong for your carpet type. Check if the brushes are on number 3, if so, try dropping them down a notch or two and see if that does it. I think that the brushes when spinning spin towards you, so when pulling the vacuum back, the brushes are helping to drive, when pushing forward, you are pushing against the brushes. If the brushes are sticking out too far, it could cause bouncing/jumping. HTH :)
10/7/2020 9:31:29 PM • Kirby G6 Bagged... • Answered on Oct 07, 2020
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Replacing spring in wheel height adjustment

I just solved the problem. Go to this website: http://www.completevac.com/kirby_schemo_5.html
It will show you where the spring goes (left side inside the ratchet - when you remove the ratchet you will see that it is hollow. That's where the spring goes!) and a good picture of that assembly
3/7/2020 6:44:41 PM • Kirby G6 Bagged... • Answered on Mar 07, 2020
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Light doesn't work

go to a vacuum repair shop and take the old bulb with you along with the model number and make of your vacuum cleaner
5/19/2018 3:08:11 PM • Kirby G6 Bagged... • Answered on May 19, 2018
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My G6 kirby stopped working. i have checked the

When you hit the foot pedal does your circuit open and close when you chk for continuity or is circuit open when switch is 0n ?
12/15/2017 4:45:53 AM • Kirby G6 Bagged... • Answered on Dec 15, 2017
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Repair manual kirby g6d

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/Gsix/F8AD0C717F117A3407F6C15466201173/G6%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/
11/26/2017 10:18:19 PM • Kirby G6 Bagged... • Answered on Nov 26, 2017
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Vacuum cleaner "sparked" while in use and turned off.

There could be a problem with the motor or the switch. Electrical problems like this should be done by a qualified repair person for safety's sake.
10/18/2017 3:21:25 AM • Kirby G6 Bagged... • Answered on Oct 18, 2017
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The kirby wont start no power

Start by checking to insure you're getting proper voltage through the cord. Make sure the bag emptor and front brush roll nozzle are installed properly as each must activate the switch for it to run. It could have a defective switch.
3/3/2017 2:40:58 AM • Kirby G6 Bagged... • Answered on Mar 03, 2017
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The vacuum drive makes a wining sound

Does It make the noise all the time or only when the machine is moving. If it does it only when you push the vacuum that noise is normal. The older Kirby transmissions make a whining noise when pushed.
12/1/2016 11:42:27 PM • Kirby G6 Bagged... • Answered on Dec 01, 2016
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I had just changed the belt and I turned it on to see how it was working , and I noticed that it sounds like the motor is working hard

Take the belt off machine, try machine with the belt off, if motor sounds OK, try spinning the brush before putting belt on, if brush does not spin freely, see what is clogging it. When brush spins freely, reassemble correctly and try. "I hope this helped you out, if so let me know by pressing the helpful button. Check out some of my other posts if you need more tips and info."
3/24/2016 8:47:16 PM • Kirby G6 Bagged... • Answered on Mar 24, 2016
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When I push the handle forward it comes back and when I pull it back it pops a wheelie and goes forward please help

I've had that exact issue with a Kirby Diamond Edition. What has happened is that the bracket inside the machine that activates the forward and back motion of the tech drive has come out of its slot. The only way to fix this is to disassemble the machine and put it back into place.
3/23/2016 4:23:31 PM • Kirby G6 Bagged... • Answered on Mar 23, 2016
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Shampooer does not distribute foam

It usually means you have no filter or a defective filter in your shampooer hose,or your not using kirby shampoo.
3/22/2016 4:35:25 AM • Kirby G6 Bagged... • Answered on Mar 22, 2016
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Why does the belt keep breaking on my kirby

Odds are that the problem is not with the belt or the pulley, but with an agitator (rotating brush) that isn't turning freely. Remove the rotating brush and check to see that it spins freely. If not, you would either need to disassemble it (removing the end caps) to see if removing whatever hair / diebris is stuck between the end caps and the body of the agitator, and if that doesn't cause free rotation, then it means your agitator bearings are likely bad which means you will need to replace the agitator assembly.
9/6/2015 2:14:01 PM • Kirby G6 Bagged... • Answered on Sep 06, 2015
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Foam sprayer will not spray foam!

Check to see if the straw is present and attached correctly inside the jar.
3/11/2015 1:40:35 PM • Kirby G6 Bagged... • Answered on Mar 11, 2015
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Why when I attached the screen cover to the motor like I have in the past onto my sentria vacuum. doesnt the motor fan turn, got any ideas

The vacuum bag's boot and the power head or hose with piece protruding from it must be hooked up or the motor will not start. There is a switch on the bottom front that must be pushed in at the same time the slider switch where the bag's boot connects and turns must be slid to its max. That is where it must be very clean for if that switch will not move the motor will not start. Also, the electrical cords on that model were not a good make and one side only on the plug to the vacuum would always have no continuity. I hope this helps! William R!
2/2/2015 6:59:41 PM • Kirby G6 Bagged... • Answered on Feb 02, 2015
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How do I replace a kirby g7 drive pedal?

Here is a step by step walk through with pictures on how to replace the neutral / drive pedal on any Kirby Generation vacuum (G3, G4, G5, G6, Ultimate G, Ultimate G Diamond Edition, Sentria and Sentria II) Kirby Neutral Drive Pedal Replacement Guide GoodVac.com Technician www.goodvac.com 1-800-775-6586
10/15/2014 7:36:54 PM • Kirby G6 Bagged... • Answered on Oct 15, 2014
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Can I clean mattress with a Kirby g6

Yes!!
9/15/2014 1:30:18 AM • Kirby G6 Bagged... • Answered on Sep 15, 2014
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Why doesn't the shampooer dispense suds width of the tray

You need a new screen on your tank. It's the little tiny round plastic one that fits onto the tank where the hose plugs into it. (not the foam one) Yours may be wedged sideways in your tank hose (this is a common occurrence) If your screen is damaged (loose around the edge) you will need to buy a new one.
9/15/2014 12:13:08 AM • Kirby G6 Bagged... • Answered on Sep 15, 2014
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