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Kirby - transmission selector switch
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Post# 378199   9/10/2017 at 12:59 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?

Thanks,
Gary














Post# 378252 , Reply# 1   9/11/2017 at 12:31 by sptyks (Woburn, MA)        

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Countryguy,

 

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:

 

www.goodvac.com/kb_result...

 

 


Post# 378261 , Reply# 2   9/11/2017 at 15:59 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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