Having problems with your Kirby Ultimate G Bagged Upright Vacuum ?

Kirby sparks and smells

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It probably needs new carbon brushes in the motor,DO NOT run anymore for fear of burning motor out.
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Hello can you help me please? I have a Kirby G4 vacuum cleaner, It did work ok until it started to give off burning smell and lots of sparks from the brushes. I have changed these brushes, the motor still rotates but it still gives off sparks and burning smell. Do i have to change the motor as well? Can you help please? Thankyou Martin


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Kirby sparks and smells


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Greetings from GoVacuum,\015\012\015\012Actually you can even wash this outer bag in the washing machine under a gentle cycle. It's best however not to put this in the dryer, but instead let it air dry completely before using it again in ... Kirby Ultimate G Bagged Upright Vacuum

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