# 20 Most Recent Kirby Ultimate G Bagged Upright Vacuum Questions & Answers

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MARCI

Kirby Ultimate G... | Answered on Nov 01, 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

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

Don

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

make sure it has a clean bag and not clogged up

Kirby Ultimate G... | 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

1. Do you think this may be the problem?
YES

2. How come it continues to rotate?
Motor armature consists of multiple coils and just some of them burned so even though it keeps spinning it does not function properly.

3. Do I need to replace the armature?
We have switch replacement instructions HERE and they will take you as far as accessing the motor. We do not have motor assembly instructions yet but if you get that far - motor is not that hard to reassemble. You may have to spend some time getting tolerance ring back in and make sure you install finger spring properly.

Good Luck

Kirby Ultimate G... | Answered on Oct 06, 2018

Servicing what part of the machine? Can we get more info?

Kirby Ultimate G... | Answered on Dec 27, 2017

Hello, this is Ava with Think Crucial.

You may find the User's Manual for your Kirby model by clicking the link below.

http://kirbywhq.powweb.com/manuals/Sentria/1DD280D45F1ECC76092C85D13B557CE2/Sentria-Manual-Rev-K.pdf

You can purchase a wide variety of high quality Kirby replacement parts for your Kirby vacuum direct from Think Crucial with free shipping and an exclusive 10% coupon for Fixya.com readers, use code: FIXYA10

https://www.thinkcrucial.com/collections/vendors?q=Kirby

I hope this was helpful.

Ava B.
Think Crucial Customer Care
http://www.thinkcrucial.com/

Kirby Ultimate G... | Answered on Dec 08, 2017

Its not a simple fix, it will involve some disassembly of the motor unit, especially if the mechanism would not change from neutral to drive. One of the vac experts at vacuumland.org, a collector and enthusiast website, may be able to provide detailed instructions with pictures.

Kirby Ultimate G... | Answered on Nov 28, 2017

Hello, this is Ava with Think Crucial.

You may find the User's Manual for your Kirby model by clicking the link below.

http://kirbywhq.powweb.com/manuals/UltimateG/77A0CF1A5F7DB07CF87DB5A31B84CF28/UlimateG.pdf

You can purchase a wide variety of high quality Kirby replacement parts for your Kirby vacuum direct from Think Crucial with free shipping and an exclusive 10% coupon for Fixya.com readers, use code: FIXYA10

https://www.thinkcrucial.com/collections/vendors?q=Kirby

I hope this was helpful.

Ava B.
Think Crucial Customer Care
http://www.thinkcrucial.com/

Kirby Ultimate G... | Answered on Nov 26, 2017

Hello, this is Ava with Think Crucial.

You may find the User's Manual for your Kirby model by clicking the link below.

Kirby Series Owner Manual

You can purchase a wide variety of high quality Kirby replacement parts for your Kirby vacuum direct from Think Crucial with free shipping and an exclusive 10% coupon for Fixya.com readers, use code: FIXYA10

https://www.thinkcrucial.com/collections/vendors?q=Kirby

I hope this was helpful.

Ava B.
Think Crucial Customer Care
http://www.thinkcrucial.com/

Kirby Ultimate G... | Answered on Nov 21, 2017

only use a genuine kirby belt. not copys that are sold on the web. it sounds like one of the end bearings is jammed with human hairs, remove end cap and cut out with a stanly blade

Kirby Ultimate G... | Answered on Aug 24, 2017

Your best to go onto youtube for instructions on how to shampoo.

Kirby Ultimate G... | Answered on Aug 24, 2017

HELLO,

MY GUESS IS THAT YOU ARE NOT SEATING THE BELT PROPERLY BEFORE PUTTING THE NOZZLE BACK ON THE MACHINE. PLEASE FOLLOW MY GUIDE STEP BY STEP AND IT SHOULD SOLVE YOUR PROBLEM...

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HOPE THIS HELPS...
MARCI

Kirby Ultimate G... | Answered on May 15, 2017

When was your Kirby made? If you have an older Kirby, inside where the motor lies is a single or double magnet with a spring coil attached to it. Within that coil is a filament wire held together with a shiny disk at other end. This filament does go bad from time to time and needs to be replaced. This usually is not a do it yourself job. If you can find the proper filament, you might but usually there are several types and sizes, let your local distributor change it for you.

Kirby Ultimate G... | Answered on Apr 11, 2017

If it is a burning rubber smell then that means that the belt needs to be changed. Here are the belts you need:

Kirby Ultimate G Belts

Kirby Ultimate G... | Answered on Dec 22, 2016

it probably needs new carbon brushes in the motor,DO NOT run anymore for fear of burning motor out.

Kirby Ultimate G... | Answered on Nov 06, 2016

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