Question about Dirt Devil Vacuums

1 Answer

My dirt devil robotic pool vacuum apparently has a short inside the last few inches of cord that attaches to the machine. Can those wires be replaced?

Posted by Linda Rowe on

Ad

1 Answer

Steve Mccull

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Welcome Back:

    Visited the website for 2 consecutive days.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 6 Answers

Sure, take the machine apart. Cut off the bad part of wire. Strip insulation to same as what's inside. Remove old original & wire in the new.

Posted on Jul 01, 2019

  • Steve Mccull
    Steve Mccull Jul 01, 2019

    Sure, take the machine apart. Cut off the bad part of wire. Strip insulation to same as what's inside. Remove old original & wire in the new.

×

Ad

5 Related Answers

VacuumRepair

Chris Jones

  • 438 Answers

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.
f4cbc02.jpg
24851b4.jpg

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.
ececc51.jpg

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.



Chris Jones

Posted on Mar 21, 2010

Ad
jharwell668

Jessica Harwell

  • 640 Answers

SOURCE: cleaner is not picking up debris from pool bottom

Have you check the filter/baskets to make sure that you don't have a large piece of debris that is preventing suctions? You will also want to check each section on the vaccum systematically to make sure that there are not cracks or noticable areas of damage that would prevent the pool cleaner from working. Is is not moving at all or just not sucking properly? Can you give me more details as to what it, exactly, it is doing?

Posted on May 19, 2010

mc1bean

Mike Cairns

  • 3053 Answers

SOURCE: can I use a power cord from an infinity 12 amp

Hello, heather.... Yes you can,,,,,

I was trying to help you out here. Maybe this will help some? I was going back to some customers that asked questions in the recent past and even farther back. It appeared that no one answered some of them, So, I thought I would take some of my own personal time
to see if I can help. Even though this a Informational site may not have your exact model or brand, But this site will help you a lot. Here is the site link about everything you want to know about vacuum cleaners and possibly yours, from repair to trouble shooting it.

http://home.howstuffworks.com/vacuum-cleaner.htm


Please if this helped you at all, if you can find the time and in your heart to rate my help and some kind words written would be appreciated for my free help, I would appreciate it. Like I said I just tried to help, If anything this is good information for future problems. If you felt that my free help was a waist of time for you, I'm sorry.I do not get paid to help people on the site, I do it cause I like to help.

Here is also my direct link to my own pages of other areas of my expertise for other problems you might have in Automotive, Appliance, and Electronics. Drop In anytime for my help.

Thanks, Mike


http://beta.fixya.com/users/mc1bean

Posted on Oct 30, 2011

ercupa190

ernesto cuadra

  • 12223 Answers

SOURCE: how do i attatch wand to dirt devil simpli pd20000

see the video attached and proceed according:God bless you

Posted on Jul 14, 2012

ercupa190

ernesto cuadra

  • 12223 Answers

SOURCE: Dirt devil pool vacuum slow stays on pool sides

go to http://dirtdevil.com/support/ get the support section and download manual, troubleshooting, video for troubleshooting, and fix it.

God bless you

Posted on Sep 17, 2012

Add Your Answer

×

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Are bags needed for a dirt devil hand held dust buster?


Dirt Devil Parts

dirtdevil.com/parts/

Dirt DevilNo promo code required. ... most popular: Bags: Belts: Filters: Cleaning Solutions: Filters, F1-F85: Filters, Adapters: Filters, ... vacuum cleaner: Attachments & Tools: Brushrolls, Hand Vacs: Brushrolls, Uprights ... Handheld Steam Cleaners.

Type G (10 Pack) - 3010348001 - Dirt Devil

dirtdevil.com/parts/details/3010348001/type-g-10-pack/

Dirt DevilGenuine Type G bags. Fits all hand vac models equipped with the paper bag adapter. Includes ... The Handheld Vacuum That Picks Up Where Others Leave Off ...

Ultra Corded Bagged Handheld Vacuum - Dirt Devil


Jan 01, 2016 | Dirt Devil Vacuums

1 Answer

How do I replace the power cord on my dirt devil


Not an easy chore since the cord goes directly to the motor terminals with spade connectors on the end of the wire. The job requires the complete disassembly of the vacuum cleaner

Jul 16, 2014 | Dirt Devil Breeze Bagless Upright Vacuum

1 Answer

Dirt Devil Rampage Robotic Pool Vacuum wont climb side and stays in deep end all the time?


If a pool vac is not climbing the side of the pool this is one of several things main things . a blockage in the pipe (try inserting garden hose to flush it. or insufficient vacuum at the skimmer box (Test with your hand) or a break inside the unit - if the third, you probably need to take it in for repair.

May 17, 2014 | Dirt Devil Rampage Robotic Pool Cleaner...

1 Answer

Find parts for pool girl


Hi! Those pool toys are actually manufactured a different company. You can get in touch with them at /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-style-parent:""; font-:10.0pt;"Times New Roman","serif";}

May 01, 2014 | Dirt Devil Pool Vacuums: Pool Girl...

1 Answer

My pool cleaner seems to have to much bouyancy


Set a brick or weight on top of it and tie the brick/weight to the vacuum. that might help it.

I’m happy to assist further over the phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/jay_17408fb1a2cad107

Nov 17, 2013 | Dirt Devil Rampage Robotic Pool Cleaner...

1 Answer

Automatic cleaner won't do the whole pool? Keeps skipping big patches?


use the diagnostic system in accordign with the inst.manual or download free www. retrevo.com or www.fitness.manualsonline.com

God bless you

Jun 19, 2012 | Dirt Devil Rampage Robotic Pool Cleaner...

2 Answers

Replacing the drive track.


The tracks for the Dirt Devil Rampage pool cleaner are the same as the AquavacTigershark. Simple look for the parts for the Tigershark. Its the same exact thing.

Jun 20, 2010 | Dirt Devil Rampage Robotic Pool Cleaner...

2 Answers

My dirt devil Rampage Robotic pool cleaner vacuum get stuck on the bottom drains


There is a ring that is designed to fit over bottom drains to prevent robotic pool cleaners from getting stuck. There are several different brands/kinds available and any of them should prevent the problem. Here is one example:

http://www.backyardcitypools.com/Automatic-Pool-Cleaners/NE290-Smart-Ring-Drain-Cover.htm

May 07, 2010 | Dirt Devil Rampage Robotic Pool Cleaner...

1 Answer

Cleaner is not picking up debris from pool bottom


Have you check the filter/baskets to make sure that you don't have a large piece of debris that is preventing suctions? You will also want to check each section on the vaccum systematically to make sure that there are not cracks or noticable areas of damage that would prevent the pool cleaner from working. Is is not moving at all or just not sucking properly? Can you give me more details as to what it, exactly, it is doing?

Apr 19, 2009 | Dirt Devil Rampage Robotic Pool Cleaner...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Vacuums Logo

Related Topics:

118 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dirt Devil Vacuums Experts

Tim Venetis

Level 2 Expert

260 Answers

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

76466 Answers

Randy Schumann
Randy Schumann

Level 2 Expert

410 Answers

Are you a Dirt Devil Vacuum Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...