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THE IMPELLER LOOKS SHOT.. 25 QUID FOR NEW ONE,,LIFT THE LID AND TURN THE ROUND PIN AND CHECK FOR RIDGES ROUND THE WHITE IMPELLER,,IF NONE THERE THATS IT,, HAPPEND TO ME TEN MINS TO FIX GEORGE

Kirby Ultimate G... | Answered on Jun 02, 2011


The green light is just to inform you that the brushroll is spinning. there is a magnet on the brushroll that makes the green light come on every time it rotates. also why it looks like the light flickers because the magnet only makes contact once per rotation of your brushroll. Let me know if you have any other questions.

Kirby Ultimate G... | Answered on May 05, 2011


Hi,
This is what I would recommend that you do....send it to them and you will get back a machine that is like brand new again!!

http://www.kirby.com/Portals/0/rebuild_program.html

heatman101

Kirby Ultimate G... | Answered on Apr 23, 2011


You can use the online manual locate at this link:
http://www.goodvac.com/articles.asp?id=135

Or you might prefer the instructional clip at the following link:
http://www.kirby.com/Portals/0/videos.html

Kirby Ultimate G... | Answered on Apr 23, 2011


Check the appropriate video at the following site.

http://www.kirby.com/Portals/0/videos.html

Kirby Ultimate G... | Answered on Apr 11, 2011


There is a hand grip built into the bottom of the housing to help remove it. If it has not been removed on a regular basis to dump out heavy debris, it may be stuck. Use a screwdriver as a lever and pry it outward from the motor unit to remove it and inspect for damage. For easy re-installation, wet the seal on the motor outlet. It attaches by a simple bayonet mount. Remember the motor will not run unless the bag assembly is securely installed.

Kirby Ultimate G... | Answered on Mar 25, 2011


The Kirby does not have a restart button. There are a number of reasons why it may not start. First be sure the bag assembly and rug head or hose are properly in place. The motor will not run without them firmly in place. If this is not the problem, the next thing to check is the cord. Remove the plastic cord cover on the base of the unit, pull the cord straight out to unplug it, and check the cord for continuity with a voltmeter. Wiggle the cord around a bit to be sure it is conducting current continuously. If the cord is good, either the switch has failed, or the carbon brushes in the motor have worn to the point where they are not making good contact with the motor armature. This will usually require professional repair.

Kirby Ultimate G... | Answered on Mar 12, 2011


There's a "life-time" warranty on the metal body, but you still have to pay to get it refurbished. The actual warranty is only three years limited. You can take to any reputable vacuum repair shop to check the cause, and even let them fix it.


There is a troubleshooting guide at the following site you can check. The part about it not working states:
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http://reviews.ebay.com/COMMON-PROBLEMS-WITH-THE-KIRBY-VACUUM-TROUBLESHOOTING_W0QQugidZ10000000003800312

Kirby Ultimate G... | Answered on Mar 12, 2011


If you have tested the cord with a voltage meter, and are sure it is good, there are several other possibilities. The Kirby is designed so that it will not start unless the bag assembly and rug head ( or attachment hose ) are fully in place. Be sure the fiberglass housing at the bottom of the bag is tight against the side of the motor unit. If this is not the problem, your switch has probably failed and needs replacement. A less likely problem on a machine this new is that a carbon brush in the motor has either become badly worn, or is stuck in it's holder and will need replacement.

Kirby Ultimate G... | Answered on Mar 09, 2011


It is most likely the switch. To be certain, hold the lower switch button on the front in with a small screwdriver and push the switch. BE SURE to push the button in first, and then the switch. If the motor doesn't start, you need a new switch assembly.

Kirby Ultimate G... | Answered on Mar 09, 2011

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