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No power i just bought a kirby g5 and im having trouble turning it on is there any switches or buttons that i may of missed as i have no instruction manual thanks

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I ran over an elastic hair band with the hose that wrapped around the shaft (not the brush). Since then, no power. could the motor have burned up?

Posted on Jun 01, 2008

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There is a safety switch in the motor area that, if not engaged correctly, can result in your vacuum not running. The most common thing that's wrong is that at the bottom part of the motor, where the cord plugs in, the cord is in between the motor and the plastic holder for the bag and it's not letting the bag click on all the way and so it's not pushing in the safety switch enough for it to turn on. Also, you may want to remove the head and reattch it and make sure it's lined up properly. If none of this works, then you could have a cord problem or your safety switch might be out. These are very fixable problems. Find your nearest vacuum repair shop. A cord should cost no more than 30 dollars and a switch with labor will cost around 80 dollars. If you can't find anyone, contact us at 1-866-509-1952 and we can help.

Posted on Jul 16, 2007

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