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Kirby Shampooer... | Answered on Sep 13, 2019

I had the same problem and I called my local Kirby guy, he's great, helped me when I thought I blew my kirby up, it was just a cord and he wa able to tell me that over the phone. When I called him with this problem, he knew right away that it was only putting out a thin strip in the middle only. The first thing was I needed that little screen, the second was the hole where the screen goes has a white tube that goes from that hole to the bottom of the tank, its kinda in the corner and I never thought it would have anything to do with the problem. He said I needed to run hot water in it and clean it cuz I was going to have to blow in it, yes, with my mouth. I ran it under hot water for a few minutes and then with hot water in the hole, blew into it. I did this a few times, checking the tube ending each time. After a few times, water was shooting freely through the tube. Problem solved, I think, I'll be shampooing tonight so i'll know for sure then. An alternative to blowing with your mouth would be using a can of air, didnt think of it till now and I have 1!

Kirby Ultimate G... | Answered on Sep 08, 2019

There should be a definite audible click when you press down on the switch. Most switches also latch so that there is a little play in the foot switch when it is on.

Possible problems included - blown fuse in the plug, damaged cord, failed starter capacitor.

It may be an idea to take it to a local vacuum repair store and get an estimate for repair.

Kirby Vacuums | Answered on Aug 18, 2019

Remove rear housing /3 screws and one under cover. Remove wires with paperclip install screw clip and reinstall. Also one screw under rear wheels , loosen don't remove as it helps hold lower section on the switch.

Kirby Vacuums | Answered on Jun 05, 2019

If you are using the correct shampoo then the tank my need to be replaced. They will clog if tank wasn't cleaned after last used. Check that the dial is open and both filters are in place , add water and shampoo and test without the hose connected . If you still have no suds coming out then just order a new tank.

Kirby Vacuums | Answered on May 14, 2019

The switch bar is bent , and needs to be replaced. You can try to re-bend it but this takes some skill. Take the bar out and lay it flat and you will see the where to straighten .

Kirby Vacuums | Answered on May 14, 2019

You can pry them off , just make sure they go back on the correct end.

Kirby Vacuums | Answered on May 14, 2019

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Kirby Vacuums | Answered on Apr 23, 2019

The conversion of Amps to Watts is governed by the equation
Watts = Amps x Volts

For example 1 amp @ 110 volts = 110 watts
your case 7 amp @ 120 volts = 840 watts
unless you are running it at 230v but I don't think you can
I would look for one rated for Volt-Amps instead of watts
It's best to round up to be safe add 40 - 60 watts


Kirby Ultimate G... | Answered on Apr 17, 2019

No, there is no drive on Kirby Vacuums or any home vacuum, otherwise, what happens when you want to pull backwards?. If you set the head height just right it will tend to pull forward.

Kirby Vacuums | Answered on Mar 10, 2019

make sure it has a clean bag and not clogged up

Kirby Ultimate G... | Answered on Feb 20, 2019

make sure not full of hair or other debris

Kirby Vacuums | Answered on Feb 20, 2019

Bissell works just get a belt the same length

Kirby Vacuums | Answered on Feb 20, 2019

plug it in

Kirby Generation... | Answered on Feb 20, 2019

clutch may be going bad. take it to a repair shop. bout $100 to replace

Kirby Vacuums | Answered on Feb 20, 2019

turn it about half turn and push it back on. there are tabs that fit in the slots on the bag

Kirby Vacuums | Answered on Feb 20, 2019

is this a question?

Kirby Vacuums | Answered on Feb 20, 2019

Yes. You can take the filter bag off the Kirby. just press the button at the top of the bag to release the bag, and just unscrew it at the base... and hand was in warm water using some nice smelly detergent.... hang out in the sun to dry..... and replace the paper filter bag more often.... I need to as I have 3 dogs and the dog hair does smell after a few days inside the filter bag, so I replace the filter bags quite often to stop any smelling... Bugbuyer

Kirby Ultimate G... | Answered on Dec 29, 2018

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