How to Test a GV Power Head

Nov 18, 2019

How to Test a GV Power Head

How to Test a GV Power Head

If your GV Power Head isn’t turning on, you can usually diagnose the problem by following the easy steps in this video.

Important Safety Tips

  • Always make sure your machine is unplugged and the power button is turned off, before servicing your vacuum.
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  • Three-way adapter cord


Whether you have a direct connect GV power head or a two-prong corded GV power head, we will show you how to test it to make sure your problem is not in the hose or wand.

To test the direct-connect power head, start by plugging the three-way adapter cord into a working power outlet. Then take the two-prong plug and connect it to the top of the direct-connect. Turn the power head on to see if it works.

To test the corded two-prong power head, you will again need to plug the three-way adapter into a working outlet. Plug the appropriate plug of the adapter onto the two-prong plug of the power head. Finally, turn the power head on to see if it works.

If you try this test and the power head turns out, you know the problem is in your wand or hose. If this is the case send us an email at

If you need any parts, supplies or have any other questions, email us at or leave a comment! You can also head on over to our YouTube channel to see more educational videos on all GV products.

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Andrew Sharp

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