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Kirby Generation 3 no power...
\015 Kirby Generation 3, Wife was vacuming and we went to move the unit to another outlet and then it would not turn on as if power was gone. I think it could be the switch. This unit has been a workhorse for over 20 years so I am wondering if it is worth fixing or not. I'm pretty handy and would not mind taking on the repair myself but I can't seem to find detailed service manuals for this unit can any one give some ideas on what could be wrong or where to find the manuals to help fix it\015\012\015\012Thanks in advance! \015\012\015\012Scott\015
I don't believe there are any service manuals online, as Kirby has service centers around the country. There are 3 things in the power string--on/off foot switch, the power cord, and the power assembly that the cord plugs into underneath the bag in the main part of the body. One of the problems the G3 had was where the cord plugged into the body--the assembly was a very thin plastic piece supporting the 2-prong electrical connection. This plastic piece was known for breaking, and was actually recalled back in the 90's. You can take the cord connection off and look to see if that piece is broken, then you'll have to take it in, or buy a "switch" as it's called on ebay or somewhere and replace.
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Kirby Generation 3 no power...
I don't believe there are any service manuals online, as Kirby has service centers around the country. There are 3 things in the power string--on/off foot switch, the power cord, and the power assembly that the cord plugs into underneath the bag in t ... Kirby Generation 3 Bagged Upright Vacuum
I have a Kirby Generation 3 that will not power on with the Carpet Brush attachement BUT will power on with the hose attachment. Please advise. Thanks
Make sure everything is lined up and and bag is fully attached. If it does not work after that, you could have a defective safety switch. Take it you an Authorized Kirby Dealer. Don't pay more than $40 for this repair. ... Kirby Generation 3 Bagged Upright Vacuum
I don't get not power after attach the hose? - Kirby Generation 3 Bagged Upright Vacuum
Bad power switchSwitch is designed to run motor on higher RPM when hose is connected. The high speed lever mechanism failed and you need the new switch. You can find it ... Kirby Generation 3 Bagged Upright Vacuum
My kirby generation 3 won't start. How can I confirm the power switch is defective?
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My kirby generation 3 wont come on
Make sure cord is not damaged. Check to see nothing is blocking hose or carpet nozzle(where beater brush is or brush roll). Plug unit in to a receptacle that you know has power going to it. (Lamp you know works when plugged into same. Using hose ... Kirby Generation 3 Bagged Upright Vacuum
Kirby vacuum I have a G 6 kirby vacuum. The power cord has been checked and has continutity and replaced the power switch and the vacuum will still not run
There are 2 safety switchs, one on the front that the nozzle activates, and one on the side that the bag asembly activates. The motor brushes and/or armature maybe bad. ... Kirby Ultimate G Bagged Upright Vacuum
Kirby Generation 3 Pictorial or wiring diagram
Go HERE. This should be more than enough info.Rocky ... Kirby Generation 3 Bagged Upright Vacuum
My Kirby G5 has a power problem. Its handle needs to be tiltled all the way to almost flat position for the power to comne on. If the handle is back up to its standing postion, the power will be off. What's the cause of this problem? Any suggestions/comments will be greatly appreciated!!!
Sounds like u may have a problem with the cord connection inside the power plant would suggest u take to repair shop not something i would suggest u try yourself ... Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum
Kirby G6 no power
Could be the switch, I would check the cord 1st. It has 2 wires running thru it, one may be open. That power cord goes bad often, if anyone is pulling on the wire rather then the plug, then it would have have stretched and break. ... Kirby G6 Bagged Upright Vacuum
Kirby g6- How do you replace the cord? - Kirby Generation 3 Bagged Upright Vacuum
I do believe o6 the cord goes in to the metal housing of the motor .They are usually held in by a rubber grommet and they can with some patience and force be pulled out slowly does it as you don't want the wires ... Kirby Generation 3 Bagged Upright Vacuum
How do I assemble kirby g3 carpet cleaner? - Kirby Generation 3 Bagged Upright Vacuum
Greetings,If you click the link below it will take you to a video demonstration that explains step by step what you need to do to convert your Kirby into a carpet shampooer. The vacuum in the video is the Kirby Sentria, but the procedure ... Kirby Generation 3 Bagged Upright Vacuum
Kirby Hello, I have a generation 3 kirby- it was working - I turned it off & it will not turn on again - is there a safety switch /reset button or did the on/off switch go out - I have had it 15 years & replaced the switch 1 time - Thanks
You either need a switch or a cord. Check out my troubleshooting link which includes links to do-it-yourself guides and parts.\015\012\015\012 ... Kirby Generation 3 Bagged Upright Vacuum
My vacuum kirby turned by itself - Kirby Generation 3 Bagged Upright Vacuum
The problem was that the piece that you connect to the wall outlet was broken. I purchased a new cord and it is working fine now. Thank you! ... Kirby Generation 3 Bagged Upright Vacuum
No power There is no power to my kirby G5. I have checked both safety switches and they seem to be operating properly. I think its the switch but I'm not sure.
Where would the reset button be? ... Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum
How to install Kirby g4 fan - Kirby Generation 3 Bagged Upright Vacuum
It needs to be stripped completly down, if you are confident at doing this then here goes.\015\012It has been a while for me so take your time and some of the steps may have to be completed slightly differently.\015\012Isolate / unplug t ... Kirby Generation 3 Bagged Upright Vacuum
I currently own a kirby heritage II, and love the cleaning power it has, but....it is becoming harder and harder for me to manuever it, do to arthritis. Are the newer kirby's any easier? If so, how much? If not, what vacuum would you recommend for me?
If you are good and familiar with a Kirby, the new generations are self propelled with a transmission BUT may cost you over $1500 US. They will be very familiar but easier to push, yet still vastly overpriced. You might want to look for a deal ... Kirby G4 Bagged Upright Vacuum
How do i know if my power button is not working on my diamond edition ultimate g kirby vac? It was fine when i changed the water and went to turn back on it does not power on, neither will the button click. please help
Make sure the water reserve all the way on it may not be cliped on all the way ... Kirby Ultimate G Bagged Upright Vacuum
I have a Kirby Generation 3. The handle spring assembly is broke, so I took it apart to get a part number. Can you tell me if there is a cross reference or something on these parts. I am unable to find a part with the same number that is located on the part I took off. The number on this spring assembly shows Kirby HA-670289B K-1. Any help finding this part is appreciated.
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How to replace kirby generation 3 switch? - Kirby Vacuums
I am a trained professional with all the tools & experience and this is a job that would take me 2 hrs. Do your self a favor and take it to your local vacuum shop.It'll probably run you around 200 dollars , half parts and half labor. You pr ... Kirby Vacuums
No power kirby sentria wont power up no sound or light nothing
There should be an onboard fuse for the Kirby vacuums. Look on the bottom of the motor. Hope this helps. ... Kirby Ultimate G Bagged Upright Vacuum
How much horsepower for a Kirby G3 - Kirby Generation 3 Bagged Upright Vacuum
All kirbys are good, i reccomend getting a G6 ... Kirby Generation 3 Bagged Upright Vacuum
Power problem I have a Generation III and lately the power button doesn't always work when it is pressed. You have to click it a couple of times and then it will turn on and sometimes it will even stop while I'm in the middle of using it. Thanks for your help
I would replace the power switch. Here are the instructions for the repair...\015\012http://rev ... Kirby Generation 3 Bagged Upright Vacuum
We bought our Kirby less than 5 years ago and lately are not happy with it....it keeps breaking. The warranty has expired and our biggest complaint is that it has lost it's suction power. All the contents stay in the hose when I vacuum out the car or upholstery and it does vacuum well at all. The Kirby store quoted us over $200 to fix/ service it. Apparently this is not covered in the free yearly maintenance which we just had done. Any suggestions?
\012 Hi there,\012Well I do have a suggestion though you may not like it use it as a boat anchor.....no no I am just kidding. I have sold vacuums for 20 years and Kirby has b ... Kirby Ultimate G Bagged Upright Vacuum
How to set up kirby to vacuum mattress - Kirby Generation 3 Bagged Upright Vacuum
Detach lower end of bag from body of vacuum.\015\012Attach hose to the opening.\015\012Attach above floor tool for vacuuming.\015\012\015\012See video instructions on below site.\015\012\015\012 ... Kirby Generation 3 Bagged Upright Vacuum
Lately, my Kirby Ultimate G has been acting funny. When I push it forward, it's fine, but when I pull it backward on the carpet, the light on the front flickers and the power flutters off an on. I thought it might be the rollers, so tonight I turned the machine over and pulled out the hair that was wrapped around the roller. However, that did not fix the problem. I should probably backtrack a little bit. In the past, I have had problems with the vacuum running over its own power cord.
The cord will need to be replaced with a cord made for the machine, as it has a non-standard plug. The cord cover is held in place with a # 20 Torx screw. Remove the screw and push the cover gently from behind to unlatch it. The handle must also be r ... Kirby Ultimate G Bagged Upright Vacuum