Having problems with your Kirby G4 Bagged Upright Vacuum ?

Just purchased a used unit.

\015 I just purchased a used Kirby G4 at a yard sale for $71.00 It has the manual and the shampooer attachment. It seems to be in good shape. I've never owned one of these units before and I really don't know anything about them. Here are my questions:\015\012\015\0121. Did I get a good price?\015\012\015\0122. What would be considered "regular" maintenance on these units?\015\012\015\0123. Are there any "Normal Problems" that I should be aware of?\015\012\015\0124. Any advice for a new used Kerby G4 owner?\015

Answers :

1. Did I get a good price? - YES
2. What would be considered "regular" maintenance on these units?\015\012\015\012
Replace belts every 1-1.5 years (they stretch over time), make sure brush roll bristles are not worn and stick out of the nozzle by about 1/8 of the inch (more info here). If bags starts stinking - wash it (more info HERE). Keep it clean and store unit with the nozzle raised off the floor (so bristles would not bend)
Other than that - nothing else is really important.

3. Are there any "Normal Problems" that I should be aware of?\015\012\015\012
If it makes strange crackling sound when you push it while it is OFF and in NEUTRAL - it may need new bracket cam (instructions HERE). Be careful - do not DROP it on the floor. Original G4 nozzle hooks (that hold nozzle to the unit) are britle and may break. STOP using it if it starts to work LOUD ( fan probably is broken)

4. Any advice for a new used Kerby G4 owner?
Go through the manual - ESPECIALLY section where brush roll installation is explained. We have some good pictures that you may find a bit better than in the OEM manual HERE.

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