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The pedal assembly must be replaced,( part # 558401S), as it has a gear pressed to it which has come loose. The handle, switch plate, and upper motor cover must be removed first. To remove the plastic switch plate, remove it's screws and insert a flat screwdriver into the rectangular slot in it to pop it off. Four screws hold the upper motor shell in place. Next the switch button must be removed. The Techdrive assembly can be removed by removing the three screws on the bottom. Drop the drive down, and unhook it's belt from the gear on the end of the armature shaft. The pedal assembly can be removed by removing the remaining screw from the bottom of the drive unit. The N/D pedal has two parts - the pedal itself, and the shift cam. Observe carefully how these units fit together. After installing the new pedal and replacing the screw and washer to secure it, re-install the drive unit. The shift must be in the Drive position to install it, and remember to replace the belt. Be sure to line up the arm on the drive unit so that it engages the slot at the base of the handle pivot and re-install the other items.

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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.

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late 2006... And for bags, you need this ones:
Kirby Part 204808 Genuine Kirby Style HEPA Filtration Vacuum Bags for... I hope this was helpful. cheers
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you can buy the manual on ebay they sell for less then $10 just put kirby diamond owners manual and they should come up

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The numbers on the beater bar end caps are used to lower the brush down as the bristles wear down. When you bought the machine, the brush roller started in the 1 setting. One year later, after the bristles have worn down, you can move the numbers to 2, then 3, etc.

It's a pretty neat concept by Kirby, it prolongs the life of the roller brush significantly.

Hope this helped you,

Chris Jones
GoVacuum.com

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Hi there. It sounds like you belt may be stretched. Simple turn vac upside down, start it up and carefully press your hand on the brush. If the belt is stretched the rollewr will stop turning. If this does not help, you probably have a clog in the power head area. Hope this helps, Chris

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The pedal assembly must be replaced,( part # 558401S), as it has a gear pressed to it which has come loose. The handle, switch plate, and upper motor cover must be removed first. To remove the plastic switch plate, remove it's screws and insert a flat screwdriver into the rectangular slot in it to pop it of. Four screws hold the motor cover in place. Next the switch button must be removed. The Techdrive assembly can be removed by removing the three screws on the bottom. Drop the drive down, and unhook it's belt from the gear on the end of the armature shaft. The pedal assembly can be removed by removing the remaining screw from the bottom of the drive unit. The N/D pedal has two parts - the pedal itself, and the shift cam. Observe carefully how these units fit together. After installing the new pedal and replacing the screw and washer to secure it, re-install the drive unit. The shift must be in the Drive position to install it, and replace the belt. Be sure to line up the arm on the drive unit so that it engages the slot at the base of the handle pivot and re-install the other items

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The pedal assembly must be replaced,( part # 558401S), as it has a gear pressed to it which has come loose. The handle, switch plate, and upper motor cover must be removed first. To remove the plastic switch plate, remove it's screws and insert a flat screwdriver into the rectangular slot in it to pop it of. Four screws hold the motor cover in place. Next the switch button must be removed. The Techdrive assembly can be removed by removing the three screws on the bottom. Drop the drive down, and unhook it's belt from the gear on the end of the armature shaft. The pedal assembly can be removed by removing the remaining screw from the bottom of the drive unit. The N/D pedal has two parts - the pedal itself, and the shift cam. Observe carefully how these units fit together. After installing the new pedal and replacing the screw and washer to secure it, re-install the drive unit. The shift must be in the Drive position to install it, and replace the belt. Be sure to line up the arm on the drive unit so that it engages the slot at the base of the handle pivot and re-install the other items.

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First the bag assembly and head (or hose) must be removed. The hose fits onto the motor outlet in place of the bag. You will see a small arrow on the motor end of the hose. Line the arrow up with the "bump" on the metal fan housing and turn it clockwise to snap it in place. Be sure it is fully in place, or the motor will not run. Your attachment box contains an air intake guard which goes on the front in place of the head. Remember - the motor also will not run with the fan exposed. Turn the motor on and blow any dust out of the hose before putting the spray gun on the end of the hose. To make foam, the small foam screen must be attached to the spray gun outlet.

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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

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The drive/ neutral pedal assembly must be replaced. This part is pressed together and cannot be repaired. A new assembly is about $17-$20. The power drive unit must be removed from the machine.

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Check the appropriate video at the following site.

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

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The parts needed for upholstery cleaning should be in the attachment box. First remove the rug nozzle (or hose) , from the motor unit. Next remove the entire bag assembly - grip the lower housing and turn it counterclockwise to remove. The attachment hose can now be placed on the motor outlet. Look for a small arrow on the hose connector and line it up with the small "bump" on the metal fan housing, and turn it clockwise to install. The air intake guard is placed on the front in place of the rug head. Turn the motor on to blow dust out of the hose and fan chamber prior to placing the spray gun on the end of the hose. Be sure to put the small "suds screen" on the nozzle of the spray gun to produce foam. Place the foam onto the area to be cleaned, and massage it into the fabric with a sponge or towel. Allow it to dry thoroughly before vacuuming it out.

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Click on Attaching the Carpet Shampoo System
on the following site:
http://www.kirby.com/Portals/0/videos.html

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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

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You need to replace the belt whenever the green brush indicator light goes out or is not steady. Be sure to observe the wear settings when re-installing the brush. The ends of the brush are marked with 1, 2, or 3 notches and numbers. In normal use the brush should have setting # 1 towards the rug. These settings adjust the brush for wear, and moving the bristles out prematurely will result in excess brush and belt wear.

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The pedal assembly must be replaced, as it has a gear pressed to it which has come loose. The handle, switch plate, and upper motor cover must be removed first. To remove the plastic switch plate, remove it's screws and insert a flat screwdriver into the rectangular slot in it to pop it of. Four screws hold the motor cover in place. Next the switch button must be removed. The Techdrive assembly can be removed by removing the three screws on the bottom. Drop the drive down, and unhook it's belt from the gear on the end of the armature shaft. The pedal assembly can be removed by removing the remaining screw from the bottom of the drive unit. The N/D pedal has two parts - the pedal itself, and the shift cam. Observe carefully how these units fit together. After installing the new pedal and replacing the screw to secure it, re-install the drive unit. The shift must be in the Drive position to install it, and replace the belt. Be sure to line up the arm on the drive unit so that it engages the slot at the base of the handle pivot and re-install the other items.

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Check the back side at the bottom to see if there is a lever (switch) that has an N on one side and D on the other. You press N to roll the vacuum when it is NOT ON. N is for nuetral. You press D when the vacuum is ON and you are using it. D is for drive.

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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.

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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 removed, along with the switch "scuff" plate. To remove the rear plastic trim plate, remove the screw at the bottom rear, and the upper screw holding the cord to the motor shell. The upper screw is a # 15 Torx screw. To remove the trim piece, insert a flat screwdiver into the rectangular slot in it and pry it upward. Reverse this proceedure to install the new cord.

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