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# Kirby G5 Not really a problem but more a question. I inherited my Kirby from my parents and never got a manual. It is a very straightforward machine however I just can't figure out what the N/D switch at the back by the power On/off switch is for. Anyone able to shed light???

• Anita Harewood May 13, 2007

so what difference does this make to my vacuuming? Is there one setting better than another for certain floors or is it always supposed to be in drive?

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Neutral and Drive. drive makes it easier to push

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If you have ever tried to push your Kirby into the closet for storage after unplugging it, you will quickly learn the most valuable use of the Neutral setting. When the power is off, it is very hard to push while in drive. The power drive compensates for the heavy machine to make vacuuming easier.

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Hi, i firured out that the N/D switch is for eg. Hardwood you use the N. Carpets D. Its so you dont leave burnouts on hard surface's.

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Nuetral/drive, the g series has a power drive motor for the back wheels

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### I need a owners manual for a Kirby G5 vacuum cleaner

Hello, this is Ava with Think Crucial.

You may find the User's Manual for your Kirby model by clicking the link below.

Kirby G5 Owner Manual

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

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### Neutral and drive grayandgreenonrear of kirby vacumn came out need instructions manual to fix model g5

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/G5/681827108464D2611112D4446409F328/G5%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

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### My Kirby G5 will not start. Head not aligned?

Check the positioning of the roller (it's got numbers 1 2 3 at each end, make sure it's on the same number at both ends).

Just a thought too - check your power lead at the machine end as due to the age it may have deteriorated and the wire inside may be broken.

### Not sure about the parts and what they do

Hi There,

First for your Shampoo attachment, all Kirby generation models came with this carpet shampoo attachment. It really does do a nice job at cleaning carpeting and rugs. In terms of how you use it, here's two links for you, the first is written instructions on how to use it, and the second is a video that shows you how to attach it to your Kirby and use it. In the video it's actually the Kirby Sentria that they use, but the procedure on converting it from a vacuum into a carpet cleaner are the exact same for the Sentria as they are for your G5.

Written Instruction Manual For Kirby Carpet Shampooer

Video Instructions On How To Install & Use Kirby Carpet Shampooer Attachment.

Now in terms of the other part that you were asking about. I believe the part your asking about is called the Intake Guard. I think this is the part that you're asking about, here's a picture of the Intake Guard:

The Intake Guard is connected to the front of the machine only when you want to convert your Kirby from a vacuum cleaner into a blower. This protects anything from going into the fan while it's being run, as well as pushing the safety switch that allows the machine to turn on.

I really hope that this information was helpful to you. If you have any follow up questions, or need further help with your new Kirby G5, please don't hesitate to add a comment here on the Fixya repair page, and I'll be more then happy to answer any and all of your follow up questions.

If you found my repair helpful to you, please be so kind and rate my repair helpful, or leave feedback. This is greatly appreciated by the Fixya community.

Thanks again,

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### I need an instruction manual

No luck on finding the G5 manual but Kirby as released a standard manual that works for all Kirby models

http://www.goodvac.com/articles.asp?id=135

### Kirby G5

There are no downloadable versions of the manual. The G5 manual is out of print, but you can buy any of the G series manuals...they're all the exact same machine.
Marci

### Kirby G5 vacuum

http://reviews.ebay.com/CHANGING-THE-BELT-ON-A-KIRBY-G3-G4-G5-GSIX-ULTIMATE-G_W0QQugidZ10000000003720039

The G5 manual is out of print, but the G6 and Ultimate G models are exactly the same and wil work perfectly for your questions.
Marci

### Instruction Manual

The G5 manual is out of print by the Kirby Company, but the machine is exactly the same as the G6. Here is the guide for changing the belt and if you look around when you're reading it, you'll see where to buy a manual.

http://reviews.ebay.com/CHANGING-THE-BELT-ON-A-KIRBY-G3-G4-G5-GSIX-ULTIMATE-G_W0QQugidZ10000000003720039

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