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My Kirby G6 Techdrive pedal came out of the machine. I do not see how to secure it in the unit so it will engage and disengage the drive. Any guidance? Did something break or come off of the shaft?

Answers :

\015\012The Kirby Gsix is equipped with TechDrive Power Assistant. This feature makes it very easy to move your vacuum back and forth, eliminating any effort on your part. The KirbyTechDrive pedal is operated by your foot and has neutral or drive as your options. To engage the TechDrive you push down with your foot the side marked "D" for drive. To move your vacuum with the motor off or to vacuum without Power Assistant you must have it in Netural, marked with an "N"on the pedal. To use the Kirby Gsix without using the TechDrive Power Assist. is akin to trying to mow your yard with a self-propelled mower and the unit not engaged!
if the pedal is cracked or looks broken and came out it needs replacement

to disassemble follow this steps
\015\012Remove the nozzle and remove the front wheel shaft. Take these 2 screws out.
\015\012When doing so - watch for the spring that is under the top pedal, do not let it fly out of window. If you will find that shaft is bent buy and install a new shaft (you can find all parts HERE). You may try to straighten it but usually it doe not last long - wheel falls off and you have to buy new shaft anyway. If shaft seems to be ok - clean old grease and dirt, lubricate well the pedal teeth and assemble everything back. This should solve the problem. Occasionally spring may be broken but this happens very rarely.
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