Question about Kenmore Vacuums
I need to replace the switch and wiring harness in the handle of the Kenmore vacuum 116.20812008. I took the handle apart and found a short metal wrench-type piece on the work table. Not sure where it goes. I don't have a cell phone.
Posted by Patti H on
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you will need either a t15 or a t20 torx bit. you should find these at any hardware store.
Posted on Sep 26, 2008
SOURCE: I need to reassemble my rainbow e series electrified hose handle
Yes, it is a ground wire. When you put it back together, make sure that the two halves of the hose handle are holding the wire up against the metal. I just had one apart the other day for the first time and if I recall correctly, the wire goes near the center for reassembly. Hope this helps!
Posted on Mar 16, 2009
SOURCE: formed metal wire inside handle
this bent metal wire goes right at the surface in a grove where the two pieces of the handle go together where your fingers grip it. I think it is to discharge static electricity.
Posted on Apr 24, 2009
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If you got the handle apart, Id say you can probably fix it yourself. You might be able to patch it but I would say to maximize your effortrs please visit RepairClinic.com to find the exact replacement parts you need. They also have expert advice and guidance available.
I hope this works for you.
Posted on Oct 02, 2009
SOURCE: i need to replace power supply. where the cord
Greetings from GoVacuum.com,
Unfortunately there is no fuse on a Kirby Generation model. In my 10 years of repairing Kirby's as well as other vacuums I will tell you that 9 times out of 10, when a Kirby Generation doesn't turn on, it's the cord that needs to be replaced. This is by far the most common problem that we see on Kirby repairs.
The Kirby motor is very well built, and usually has a life of 30+ years (G3 is about 12-15 years now). The only other problem it could be on the Kirby would be carbon brushes, or the switch assembly.
I would first try testing the power cord, I think this will solve the problem for you. To test a cord on a Kirby Generation (all Generation models are the same machines, just different colors) first follow where the cord goes into the Kirby at the bottom. To access this cover easier, first remove the "boot" at the bottom of the outer bag. This is the plastic part at the bottom of the outer bag that connects onto the Kirby. You will see that there is a plastic cover over the cord. You will need to remove the screw that holds this cover on.
Now after you have removed the cover, pull the plug out of the machine. Once you have the cord disconnected from the machine, you can now test it to see if there is a short somewhere in the cord. You will need to purchase an inexpensive continuity tester from Home Depot, Radio Shack or most other electronic stores. This will tell you if there is power running through the cord, or if the cord is bad. With the continuity tester, plug the cord into the wall outlet, then put the positive, and negative testing rods into the female end of the cord that plugs into the machine. You will then be able to tell if the cord has continuity going through it. The tester will indicate if there's continuity or not.
The picture here shows that the cord is good. If your tester does not light up, or indicate that there is continuity, you'll simply just need to purchase a new cord. As I stated earlier, this is the most common reason that a Kirby won't turn on.
If however your cord tests OK, this indicates that the machine either needs a new motor (or carbon brushes in the motor) or it needs a new switch.
Posted on Mar 21, 2010
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