When using the attachment to use the hose or just vaccuming normal, the upright with the bag attached doesn't stay upright any more. It wants to lie down and bang on the floor. I tried messing with the handle and the sliding bar near the motor but it seems like something is not catching to hold up the long arm.
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Remove the vacuum head by tilting the front down slightly and pulling straight back. Attach the wand hose onto this opening by placing the small hooks of the hose on the bar beneath the opening and pushing the hose against the vacuum base. Lock the hose in place by turning the vacuum head lock from left to right so it catches the hose.
There are two safety switches that must be engaged. One where the vacuum bag and shampooing tank are placed. And the other in the very front where hose, upright nozzle, and shampooing tray is attached. Make sure everything is properlyengaging.
Front of the unit, black switch that is pressed by this plastic protrusion from hose coupling has two parts. It is because ANY generation Kirby has speeds - HIGH for vacuuming with hose and LOW for using it with nozzle. Looks like the switch went bad (Switch HERE)
We have instructions for replacing it too. The "funny noise" with hose throws me off a bit though. Check if there is nothing in the hose (put a nickle through it).
http://www.geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=11561&thid=539967 I have lost My Kirby G5 Manual Posted by Marie1231 on Apr 23, 2008 Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum
I need to know how to use the attachments that came with the Kirby. I know how to use the shampoo/vacuum, but not the other attachments or the upholstery cleaner. Does anyone have any idea?
Hello, I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. 1st, you need to un-hook the lever @ the top of the Kirby head, dial off the belt from the Kirby Vacuum Head using the Kirby emblem in the front of the vacuum, that also serves as a hook/spoon to dial the belt off the fan pulley. Once you have removed the vacuum head you now hook up the attachment hose to use the attachments by locking the attachment hose to the top lever. All regular Kirby attachment will fix on the attachment hose end including the spin brush if you have one with your Kirby --- using the Kirby Shampoo spray the soiled area and use the spin brush to agitate the carpet and or upholstery, try not to use to much water. If you have a Kirby shampooer – use the recovery tank on the exhaust port of the Kirby (this means that the cloth/paper bag needs to come off and install the clear recovery tank. Please refer to the Kirby owners manual for any type of trouble shooting that you might need – or please feel free to contact your local vacuum dealer in the yellow pages or contact your Kirby factory manufacturer listed below: http://kirby.comContact Us by Phone United States and Canada 1-800-494-8586 Between the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm EST Monday thru Friday Thanks,Don – The Vac Man Go Ahead.Use Us.
Ok, the hose goes on the front. The light should lift up then, the front emblem rotates. this releases the belt from drive shaft. Underneath where the light was, there will be a release lever, which will release the entire front end where the brushes are located.
Once removed, you will see the intake fan and bar beneath it. The hose hooks to this bar. Then to the left of intake, there is a safety switch. The end of the hose has an arm that will fit into this safety switch.
Once hose is in place, the release lever that loosened the brushes will now tighten the hose.
The bag stays in the same place. If you have the 2nd handle attachment, you can use that to replace the upright handle. The release button on back side of handle.
I own a G4 and used to sell the G6 which was right before the one you own. The G3 thru Ultimate G are work in the same manner just different colors.