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Good armature maybe needs new brushes

I have a G4 kirby. Can you replace the brushes? If so where can I buy them? My armature looks good but I think my brushes are bad. I cleaned the armature with a pencil erasure and it worked for a little while then I noticed alot of blue sparking on the armature.I could not get it to come on again. I think this is due to carbon build up. Can I clean the brushes out and be fine or do they need to come out and replaced. My vacum is 11 years old? What do you suggest

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Hello,
Carbon brushes wear over time and may need completely replaced...it doesn't cost a lot and i have guides available for the repair. Try my troubleshooting guide....

http://reviews.ebay.com/COMMON-PROBLEMS-WITH-THE-KIRBY-VACUUM-TROUBLESHOOTING_W0QQugidZ10000000003800312

I have the brushes available as well. The changing process is also outlined in my guide for changing the power switch.

http://reviews.ebay.com/REPLACING-THE-POWER-SWITCH-ON-ANY-KIRBY-G-SERIES-VACUUM_W0QQugidZ10000000003752018

Hope this helps...
Marci

Posted on Apr 21, 2008

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Parts can be obtained from the Kirby service centre in the UK.
Tel 01515216688
email [email protected]

Posted on Apr 19, 2008

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You can replace the carbon brushes and most repair shops should have them. Also tho, the armature could be causing the problem, if you put in new brushs and it still arcs badly, then the armature is bad.

Posted on Apr 16, 2008

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