How to Replace the Foot Pedal on a GV Power Head 

If your GV Power Head’s pedal has broken off for one reason or another, you’re probably not too happy about it. But good news! In this video we show you the easy way to remove and replace the pedal.

 

Important Safety Tips

  • Always make sure your machine is unplugged and the power button is turned off, before servicing your vacuum.
  • Always make sure your hands are dry and free from moisture before servicing your machine.
  • Be sure to wear gloves when servicing your machine to prevent any cuts or scrapes.
  • If you are uncomfortable working on your vacuum, please don’t hesitate to contact us at service@greatvacs.com and we can help you through the process or you can send it into us to fix it for you. 

 

Tools

  • Phillips head screwdriver
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Flat head screwdriver

 

Instructions

 

Start by flipping your power head over and removing the 11 screws so that you can separate the bottom plate from the top. Set the screws aside in a safe place.

 

Flip back over and remove the top cover.

 

Unplug the wire that goes to the top cover and set the cover aside.

 

There are 2 more screws holding the pivot in place. Remove those and set aside.

 

The pivot will need to be moved so that you can get to the pedal.

 

To get the foot pedal out, you'll need to remove a metal pin and a small metal spring. To remove this pin use your flat head screwdriver to push it partway out. Then you can remove the foot pedal with the pin and spring.

 

Use the needle nose pliers to pull the pin out of the pedal. Don’t lose the spring, because you will need it for the replacement.

 

To assemble the new foot pedal, insert the pin partway.

 

Take the spring and line the longer, straight end up in the back of the pedal.

 

Then push the spring down so the pin can go through the spring and out the other side.

 

Push the pin through just to the other side as shown above.

 

Insert the long end of the pin into the pin hole.

 

Pushing down on the foot pedal, take your flat head screwdriver and bend the angled end of the spring into the hole.

 

Now, push the pin in the rest of the way.

 

Once the foot pedal is in you can replace the pivot.

 

Reconnect the plug.

 

Replace the top cover, making sure not to pinch any wires.

 

Finally, flip the power head over and then replace the screws.

 

 

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

 

How to Replace the Foot Pedal on a GV Power Head

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How to Service A GV Turbo Head

In this video we learn how to disassemble, clean, and reassemble the GV Air Powered Turbo Head.

 

Important Safety Tips

  • Always make sure your machine is unplugged and the power button is turned off, before servicing your vacuum.
  • Always make sure your hands are dry and free from moisture before servicing your machine.
  • Be sure to wear gloves when servicing your machine to prevent any cuts or scrapes.
  • If you are uncomfortable working on your vacuum, please don’t hesitate to contact us at service@greatvacs.com and we can help you through the process or you can send it into us to fix it for you. 

 

Tools

  • Flat head screwdriver
  • Phillips head screwdriver

 

Instructions

 

 

To remove the top cover, flip the power head over and remove the screws. There are four easily visible and one under each wheel. The flat head screwdriver can be used to pop each wheel off. The Phillips head screwdriver can be used to remove the screws.

 

Once the screws are removed, flip the power head back over and take the cover off.

 

With the cover off, you will have access to the pivot, brush roll, and belt and can make any repairs or replacements needed. You can also clean hair and dirt off the brush roll.

 

Once you’re finished, replace the top cover.

 

Then put the six screws back in and you’re finished.

 

Next, we’re demonstrating how easy it is to service your brush roll. Start by taking it out.

 

To clean the brush roll you can use a straight razor or hook blade. Cut the hair and remove. Make sure to check each end for buildup of hair that needs removed.

 

 

Once the brush roll has been cleaned you can put it back in. Then replace the top cover and screws and you’ve successfully serviced your brush roll!

 

Don’t have a GV Power Head? Get one here!

 

If you own a GV powerhead, and need to replace the brush roll or belt, check out this video.

 

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

 

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How to Clean a Brush Roll

Sometimes, when vacuum cleaners start to lose suction or just aren’t picking up as well it’s because the brush roll has too much hair wrapped around it. It is a good idea to regularly check your vacuum’s brush roll and remove hair as it builds up.

In this video, we show you how to clean almost any brush roll using our amazing technique!

 

Important Safety Tips

  • Always make sure your machine is unplugged and the power button is turned off, before servicing your vacuum.
  • Always make sure your hands are dry and free from moisture before servicing your machine.
  • Be sure to wear gloves when servicing your machine to prevent any cuts or scrapes.
  • If you are uncomfortable working on your vacuum, please don’t hesitate to contact us at service@greatvacs.com and we can help you through the process or you can send it into us to fix it for you. 

Instructions

 

In this video we show two different brush rolls – one from a Kirby vacuum cleaner and the other from a Rainbow. They both have quite a bit of hair wrapped around them and we’ll be using a straight razor to remove it. A hook blade works best, but for this demonstration we’re using a straight one.

 

Remember: never cut toward yourself! Just take your blade and cut the hair away from yourself. It may take a few passes to get all of the hair.

 

When you’ve cut through the hairs you can start grabbing handfuls and pull it from the brushes.

 

For the Kirby brush we’ll demonstrate a new specialty tool, which will be available on our website soon. It was designed to remove hair from brush rolls!

 

To use it, just slide the hook under the hair and slide it along the surface of the brush roll. As you do, the hook will catch the hairs and the blade will cut through them.

 

Same as above – as you cut through clumps of hair you’ll be able to pull it from the brushes and discard.

 

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

 

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How to Attach A Tool Caddy to A Central Vacuum Wand 

When you purchase a new Central Vacuum Tool Kit, the number of tools and attachments can be overwhelming. In this video Kyle demonstrates how to attach and use the 3-Peg Tool Caddy.

 

 

Important Safety Tips

  • Always make sure your machine is unplugged and the power button is turned off, before servicing your vacuum.
  • Always make sure your hands are dry and free from moisture before servicing your machine.
  • Be sure to wear gloves when servicing your machine to prevent any cuts or scrapes.
  • If you are uncomfortable working on your machine, please don’t hesitate to contact us at service@greatvacs.com and we can help you through the process or you can send it into us to fix it for you. 

  

Instructions

 

This process work for either the GV or Prolux central hose kit. We will start the process by demonstrating it on the wand. You’ll notice two things: your wand has a button lock and none of your tools have a hole to accept this button lock. It’s okay, because the tools are friction fit and will still fit on the end of the wand. All you need to do is slide the tool on while pushing down the button lock.

 

The hose works the same way – just slide the tool on the end while pushing down the button lock and friction will keep it in place.

 

To attach the tool caddy to the extendable wand start by extended it out.

 

Take the tool caddy and firmly push it onto the wand. You’re done!

 

 

Check out our Central Vacuum Hose Kits:

Universal 30 ft Central Vacuum Hose Kit With Wessel Werk Power Nozzle

Premium Electric Prolux Universal Central Vacuum Hose Kit With Wessel Werk Power Nozzle

Premium Prolux Universal Central Vacuum Hose Kit With Turbo Nozzle

30' GV Universal Central Vacuum Hose With Tools

 

If you’re in the market for a new Central Vacuum, check out the Prolux CV12000!

 

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

 

How to Attach A Tool Caddy to A Central Vacuum Wand

How to Attach A Tool Caddy to A Central Vacuum Wand 

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