Question about Vacuums

1 Answer

Kirby Classic Omega 1-CB won't run

I recently "inherited" a Kirby Omega 1-CB that had sat in a musty basement for the past 10 years. The first thing I did was plugged it in to see if ran. It did so I proceeded to start cleaning it up to give to my son who had just bought his first house. I finally got the back cover off after finding out that all I needed to do was remove the screw above the plug. I found that while taking it apart the black wire had broken off the motor brush clip and that a white wire had pulled out of the switch just next to the black wire (I assume that's where it went which could be my problem). I soldered the black wire back on and re-inserted the white wire after cleaning everything, plugged it in and nothing happened. I checked the power cord and I'm getting power into the vacuum but don't know where to go from here. Is there a way to troubleshoot the on/off switch, motor, speed switch, etc? Any help would be appreciated.
(You helped me with my G4 Kirby fan a while back so I'm back for more help.) Thanks.

Tim
jedi0213@msn.com

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

You need to get a new switch. These wires are semi-permanent inside the switch. You can get it from any Kirby dealer. Just before starting the machine, check the ground on the windings to make sure that you have no shorts. When running, check for volatage leaks by placing one probe of your voltmeter on the cover of the motor and the other probe on a ground source. If the meter reads 50 volts or hugher, check for worn or frayed winding insluation.

Posted on May 04, 2010

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Can you give me a list of Kirby vacs models & the year they were released so that I know how old they are?


1935 KIRBY Model R*
19?? KIRBY Model 2R
19?? KIRBY Model 3R
19?? KIRBY Model 4R
19?? KIRBY Model C
1939 KIRBY Model 2C
19?? KIRBY Model 3C
19?? KIRBY Model 4C
Model 505 - 1945
Model 508 - 1948
Model 509 - 1949
Model 510 - 1950
Model 511 - 1951
Model 512 - 1952
Model 513 - 1953
Model 514 - 1954
Model 515 - 1955
Model 516 - 1956
Model 517 - 1957
Model 518 - 1958
Model 519 – 1959
Model 560 - 1960
Model 561 - 1961
Model 562 - 1962
1963/64 Sanitronic VII (Sirocco)
1965-67 Dual Sanitronic 50 (Sirocco)
1967-70 Dual Sanitronic 80 (Avocado green)
1967-70 Dual Sanitronic 80 (Avocado green)
1970-73 Classic 1CR (Medium brown, gold bag)
1973-76 Classic Omega 1CB (Dark brown, dark brown pinstriped bag)
1976-79 Classic III 2CB (Candy-apple red, plaid bag)
1979-81 Tradition (Dark blue; intro of paper bag)
1981-84 Heritage (Gray/orange)
1984-89 Heritage II Legend (Charcoal/gray/red)
1989-90 Legend II (Dark rose-pink)
1990-93 Generation 3 (Alabaster)
1993-96 Generation 4 (Medium gray)
1996-99 Generation 5 (Maroon)
1999-01 Generation 6 (Black/Yellow)
2002-05 Kirby Ultimate G
2005-06 Kirby Ultimate G Diamond

http://www.vacuumwizard.com/history-of-kirby-vacuum-cleaners.html

Sep 12, 2010 | Kirby Generation 3 Bagged Upright Vacuum

1 Answer

I have what I thought to be a Kirby Classic Omega that is in excellent running condition and looks great. I love it and have been using it for years, but it is recently going through an identity crises! I...


The Kirby Omega was made from 1973 to 1976.
The classic III 1976 to 1979
When in for repair the case (motor cover) from a Classic could be put on the Omega. This happens in repair shops if the teck. has two apart at the same time and was not paying attention.
Omega brown tells the true story.That is (Maybe) as all that could be changed as well. A lot of parts will interchange with one another.

Sep 10, 2010 | Vacuums

1 Answer

I have inherited a Kirby Heritage II vacuum. I need a manual to sort out all the options and parts.


The only source other than E-Bay that I am aware of is Kirby.

This is from their FAQ's:

Q. How can I obtain a replacement copy of an owner's manual?
A.
For a copy of a manual, call 1-800-437-7170 or visit your nearest authorized Kirby distributorship.

I have tried personally to locate this same manual on line and ended up calling Kirby.

Thanks for choosing FixYa.

Kelly

Aug 13, 2010 | Kirby Heritage II Vacuum

1 Answer

Does a Kirby Classic Omega 1-CB have any resale value.


even though its a heavy older machice i would use it its still better than any of the Hoovers etc. that r on the market today

Jun 23, 2009 | Vacuums

2 Answers

I NEED A MANUAL FOR A KIRBY CLASSIC III 2-CB. ANYONE? THANKS.


If you go to http://www.vaccc.com/OWNERS_MANUALS.htm and scroll down to kirby classic III, the manual is listed that you can look at or print for a 1976 model. Hope this will help you out.

Mar 24, 2009 | Kirby Heritage II Vacuum

1 Answer

We have an older Kirby cloth-bag upright cleaner--inherited from family member. How do we empty the bag? The model # seems to be "Classic III"


Take the bag off (turn it counterclockwise a bit and it will slide off the exhaust). Take it somewhere outside and holding over garbage container open a latch on the bottom of the metal bag bottom part (miniemptor). Now entire bottom will open and dirt and dust will start falling out. If there is a zipper on the bag - open it and insert your hand into sort of a sock that will allow you to grab chunks of dust and push them towards the opening on the bottom without getting your hands too dirty.

Jan 26, 2009 | Kirby Generation 3 Bagged Upright Vacuum

1 Answer

Replacing the fan hub on a kirby classic omega 1CB


I resolved the problem .I found a way to hold the armature shaft still while I unscrewed the pulley drive nut ,which must be removed in order to remove the vacuum fan.

> There probably is a special tool somewhere that would fit over the armature ( the metal part that spins on the shaft of the motor inside the stature) to hold it still ,but since it was suspiciously omitted from the rest of the fan blade parts ,I had to fabricate one myself.

>I happen to have three ,steel blade ,broad paint scrappers which were about 2 to 3 inches wide and thin enough so there blades fitted nicely into the groves that run the length of the armature without damaging it, as would be the case with a narrower screw driver blade .

>Bracing the handles of the 3 scrapper blades in a slot that was in the side of the case ,which was probaby its' intented purpose, held the armature shaft still while I unscrewed the fan nut which happened to have a reverse thread.( turns clockwise to loosen) .

>It unscrewed with ease. Problem solved!

Aug 30, 2008 | Kirby Heritage II Vacuum

Not finding what you are looking for?
Vacuums Logo

Related Topics:

516 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Vacuums Experts

AskDyson
AskDyson

Level 3 Expert

2572 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18381 Answers

D. Floyd Kolb
D. Floyd Kolb

Level 3 Expert

43501 Answers

Are you a Vacuum Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...