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My kirby bag won't stay on! should I get a new Mini Em-Tor with Fill Tube? or could it be internal??

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You definitely need a new emptor. :0)

Posted on May 17, 2012

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SOURCE: How to change Mini Em-Tor Fill Tube Assembly on Kirby G4

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Have a Kirby Heritage II vacuum. Need to replace a split fill tube. How do I remove the outer cloth bag from the mini-emptor, and then how do I take off the old/attach a new fill tube?


There is no need to remove the outer bag. The fill tube can be removed by cutting it off near the bottom and pulling on the support wire to unwind it from the neck on the mini-emptor. I usually hose down the bag and slosh it around in my laundry sink to clean it. After it dries, the new fill tube can be screwed onto the mini-emptor. You can wet the bottom of the tube with plain water to make it go on more easily. If you screw it on firmly, there is no need for cable ties at the bottom. Re-attach the top adaptor ( bag holder ), and secure it with cable ties.

Apr 16, 2011 | Kirby Heritage II Vacuum

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I have a Kirby Heritage II Turbo and I need a user's manual, but can't find one anywhere. I have to replace the fill tube in the bag and can see the cable tie on top that holds it in place, but don't know...


Taping usually just causes a mess. The mini-emptor has coarse threads on it that the fill tube screws on to. Occasionally there is a cable tie on the bottom which is not really necessary. If you cut the tube near the bottom, you can get hold of it's wire frame and rip it out. After cleaning the threaded area on the mini-emptor, wet one end of the new fill tube with water and screw it well down. The bag top adapter can then be put on and secured with cable ties.

Feb 27, 2011 | Kirby Heritage II Vacuum

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The vacuum has started making a much louder noise. like something is coming apart or is stuck/clogged. Noticed the fan type blade has several cracks, some bigger than others. could this be the problem?


Yes, this is very likely. The fan is made of plastic, because a metal fan would be so heavy that it would make the motor burn out unnecessarily fast. Sucking up things like loose change, pebbles, screws, etc. can crack the fan, and unfortunately this requires the front part of the motor to be disassembled. I'm pretty handy with Kirbys but I wouldn't attempt this type of repair myself. Best to leave it to a professional.

Do be sure to remove the em-tor unit (the plastic part that attaches to the blower in back) and check to make sure no large items are rattling around in there. Just unhook the bag clip from the handle, grasp the em-tor unit at the base and turn firmly but gently. When it pops off, all the things that were too heavy to get sucked upward into the bag will fall out. This might help, but it is not recommended to run a Kirby with a damaged fan. It is bad for the motor.

May 24, 2010 | Kirby Heritage II Vacuum

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I have a G4 and the plastic at bottom of bag is cracked


Hi There,

Well sort of. For the G4, the bottom boot is sold with the internal fill tube that inside of the outer bag, where the paper bag connects. These two parts are sold complete as an assembly already put together. You'll just need to take off the strap at the bottom of the boot that holds the outer bag onto the boot. This strap is sometimes difficult, and sometimes it's easier to just purchase a new strap and install it.

Here are direct links to the parts that you'll need on our website:

Kirby G4 Mini Em-Tor with Fill Tube Assembly. Kirby Part # 199493S


And here's the bag strap that you may just want to purchase so you can just cut the old one off:

Kirby Vacuum Bag Clamp. Kirby Part # 196599S

If you have any questions about how to change this part out, please feel free to open a new repair, or just use the comment field here on Fixya. If you found this repair helpful, please follow the Fixya way and leave feedback for the repair. This is really appreciated when someone answers your repair questions, and is what keeps repair professionals continue to post free answers rather then just the paid ones. Thanks again,

Chris Jones
GoVacuum.com

Apr 21, 2010 | Kirby G4 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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My Generation 3 Mini Em-Tor is broken. It looks like I can just replace it and that it is connected to the cloth bag by plastic clamp. Is it that simple and do I need a new clamp too?


Hi there SmartAlec from nelsonvacuums.com.au here. It really is that simple Your local kirby dealer should have one in stock and it really is a common item. They should fit it for you if you actually go there. Or if you prefer to order it online just verify first before buying that they will give you the cable tie type clamps as part of the deal.
Happy vacuuming :)

Aug 16, 2009 | Kirby Generation 3 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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I need to install a mini emptor on a Heritage II Kirby


I actually figured this out on my own. Just removed the rubber out seal between the bad and em-tor, then used a screw driver to gently pry the bag out of it's grove. The wire part of the hose actually unscrews from the em-tor. Reverse the process to install the new one. Gotta love Kirby engineering.

Jun 02, 2009 | Kirby Heritage II Vacuum

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Dust smell when running g4 kirby


The dusty smell coming from my G4 finally drove me to search out the problem. As it turned out, the fill tube had cracked near the top of the mini emptor (the boot) and dust and crumbs were escaping from the tube and into the cloth bag. I tried to repair the split with duct tape and electrical tape, but to no avail. I finally gave up and ordered a new fill tube online for about $8. This took care of the problem, and the machine works like new with no more dusty smell.

May 28, 2009 | Kirby G4 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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How to change Mini Em-Tor Fill Tube Assembly on Kirby G4


You will have to remove bag strap. You can try to save old strap (see instruction here) or you can cut it. Install the bag on the new mini-emptor just like it was on old one (strap goes over both layers of vinyl). Use a long cable tie instead of the strap if you have damages it or your old bag strap. If you are using old strap you may have to use pliers to get it in all the way.

Oct 27, 2008 | Kirby G4 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Kirby G4 Vacuum "BOOT"?


Greetings from GoVacuum,

The bottom part of the bag, which you referred to as a "Boot" is actually called a Kirby G4 Mini Em-Tor with Fill Tube Assembly. Kirby Part # 199493S. The part is only available to purchase with the fill tube assembly, this is the part that the disposable paper bag connects to inside the cloth outer bag.

Kirby has redesigned this fill tube, as the original design sometimes would cause the inner fill tube to crack. The Mini Em-Tor Fill Tube Assembly, part 199493S comes already assembled with the "boot" at the bottom, and the vacuum bag collar (the part the bag actually attaches to) at the top of it. You will need to remove the cloth outer bag from your old part, and put it onto the new "Boot". The cloth bag connects the "boot" with a special zip tie, which is Kirby Vacuum Bag Clamp. Kirby Part # 196599S. Where it is possible to remove the bag clamp without breaking it, I will warn you that this is no easy task. Spare yourself the aggravation of having to try and remove the clamp, and just cut the bag clamp with a knife or scissors.

You will also have to remove the top of the bag collar at the top of the cloth bag by releasing the fill tube from the inside of the cloth bag.

All of the parts are located on our website, www.govacuum.com. If you have any questions about the repair, you can get me on a live help, chat service located in the top right corner of our website. I'd be happy to walk you through this.

Thanks,

Chris Jones
GoVacuum.com

Sep 30, 2008 | Kirby G4 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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