Thread Number: 35090  /  Tag: Recent Vacuum Cleaners from past 20 years
Kirby - transmission selector switch
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Post# 378199   9/10/2017 at 12:59 (344 days old) by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        

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I have an Ultimate G - Diamond Edition. I was vacuuming a couple days ago and the selector switch just dropped on the floor. I watched a video on youtube on how to take the machine apart and solve the problem. The guy used a hacksaw to make a small indentation on the end of the selector switch shaft and then used a c-clip to hold it in place. I ended up doing the same thing but I'm wondering how is the switch held in place in the first place?


Post# 378252 , Reply# 1   9/11/2017 at 12:31 (343 days old) by sptyks (Skowhegan, Maine)        

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You are supposed to replace the switch and Bracket Cam assembly at the same time with new parts. Here are the proper instructions for the repair:



Post# 378261 , Reply# 2   9/11/2017 at 15:59 (342 days old) by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        

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Those instructions are the same as the ones I followed in the video. By making a notch in the selector switch and using a c-clamp, there was no need for any new parts.

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