Kirby Assembly and Use Instructions
If you were to buy a vacuum from Great Vacs in person we would show you how to assemble and use it. However we have put this web page together so that people who dont buy the vacuum in person get the same treatment. We have made this link to demonstrate how to assemble and use the vacuum after it has been shipped to you from us.
Disclaimer - All information that we have provided is third party information. The information contained is just what we have learned over the years from repairing and rebuilding kirby vacuums. All information and statements are merely our opinions. All official and technical information on kirby vacuums is not contained within this information. For that information you need to contact the kirby company or your local distributors. We are not a Kirby distributor nor are we associated in any way with the Kirby Vacuum company. We don't claim to include all information in this document but if there is something that you would like us to add, please let us know. This does not replace the Kirby owners manual or video and if you are not familar with the Kirby we suggest you get one. This document is only to be used for customers who have bought a vacuum from Great Vacs and to show them how to use it.
The picture below shows the Kirby vacuum how you will recieve it all packed up and ready to assemble
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||Once the vacuum is taken out of the box you will need to assemble the handle. Begin by inserting the top handle into the bottom main handle and screwing in the top cord release that secures the two. Then simply snap the handle in place at the base of the vacuum|
||Next you will want to attach the cord at the back of the handle and wrap the cord in place.|
||At the back of the vacuum is the trasmission where you will notice a switch. It should be labeled "N" and "D". Which stands for "Nuetral" and "Drive". When the switch is positioned to the left it is in Nuetral and when it is to the right it's in Drive. To wheel the vacuum around when it is not running you use Nuetral and when you are vacuuming and want the transmission engaged you will want Drive. When the vacuum is turned off and in Drive the rear wheels will be locked.|
At this point you should be able to vacuum. However, several people email us and say their vacuum will not turn on and that something is wrong. Nothing is wrong, the Kirby vacuum has 2 saftey switches which, when they are not engaged, will not allow the vacuum to be turned on. One is the bag which must be snapped securly against the side of the vacuums and the second is the powerhead or hose which must be securly attached. These are there for your protection and if they are not engaged the vacuum will not turn on. You will need to adjust the carpet head to your height of carpet you are vacuuming as well.
That's if for your assembly instructions from Great Vacs. At this point you should be able to vacuum to your heart's content. Listed below are other helpful links on how to use your vacuum.