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.

 

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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

 

You will start by unplugging the pigtail cord from the end of the hose. Take the other end and plug it into the outlet.

 

Now take the end that had been plugged into the hose and plug it into the two-prong on your power head. Then turn it on.

 

If your head turns on the problem is in the hose. If the head does NOT turn on, then the problem is with it. If this is the case, send us an email at service@greatvacs.com with more detail and we can help you get the replacement parts you need.

 

 

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 Test a Central Vacuum Power Head

How to Test a Central Vacuum Power Head

If your 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.
  • 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

 

Instructions

 

Start by flipping you GV power head over. There are 10 screws that you need to remove. Set them aside in a safe place!

 

Once the screws are removed, flip the power head back over and remove the top cover.

 

There is a plug that connects to the headlight that you can unplug to give yourself more room, but it’s not necessary. In this video we leave it plugged in.

 

There is a screw on each side of the pivot assembly that need to be removed and set aside.

 

Once those are removed you can lift up the pivot assembly and then slide the pivot out.

 

Grab your new pivot and reverse the process! Slide it into the pivot assembly.

 

Replace the screws. If you unplugged the headlight make sure to plug it back in.

 

Put the top cover back on.

 

 

Flip it over and replace the 10 screws. You’re done!

 

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 GV products.

 

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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.
  • 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

  • Three-way adapter cord

 

Instructions

 

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 service@greatvacs.com.

 

If you need any parts, supplies or have any other 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 GV products.

 

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.