Question about Kirby Ultimate G Bagged Upright Vacuum
When I attach the brush head, the vacuum will not come on, but when I attach the hose it will. is the switch in the front defective?
Yes, if the little "nipple" on the power head that plugs into the switch hole isn't broken off, than you probably need a new switch. I have written a repair guide to do this repair yourself. The folks who have used it have found it to be very helpful. Just click on the link to view the guide...
Posted on Jan 16, 2008
Kirby switches are complicated and expensive. Replacing one is very involved and requires that the machine be almost totally dissmantled. It sounds like the agitator housing is not going on far enough to press the part of the switch that governs that function. Take the housing off again and re-install it and turn on the machine. If it still doen't run, grab the housing but the sides, (careful of the roller if it starts) and wiggle it or rock it. This will usually trigger the switch to come on. If not, you will probably have to refer the repair to a competent repair shop. This repair can cost almost $100.00. The switch itself can cost $60.00.
Posted on Jan 13, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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