Having problems with your Kirby G4 Bagged Upright Vacuum ?

The self propeled part is not pulling like it used to.


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A machine this age frequently has wore out wheels. The wheels should be replaced occassionally due to wear, similar to the tires on a car.
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The self propeled part is not pulling like it used to.


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