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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

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Kirby heritage model 1hd. wires fell off safety switch. Need color to position on switch


if your looking at the back of the switch were the wires go in. Starting from left to right. you will see letter below the hole were the wires go in. for example, Y , yellow or " R " for red. this should help.

Nov 19, 2009 | Kirby Heritage II Vacuum

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Hi! I'm interested in purchasing a G3 model ; however , the seller says that the machine was working perfectly and then when switching power on a while later , the machine was " dead " . Other...


Greetings from GoVacuum.com,

Unfortunately there is no fuse on a Kirby Generation model. In my 10 years of repairing Kirby's as well as other vacuums, I will tell you that 9 times out of 10, when a Kirby Generation doesn't turn on, it's the cord that needs to be replaced. This is by far the most common problem that we see on Kirby repairs.
The Kirby motor is very well built, and usually has a life of 30+ years (G3 is about 12-15 years now). The only other problem it could be on the Kirby would be carbon brushes, or the switch assembly.

I would first try testing the power cord, I think this will solve the problem for you. To test a cord on a Kirby Generation (all Generation models are the same machines, just different colors) first follow where the cord goes into the Kirby at the bottom. To access this cover easier, first remove the "boot" at the bottom of the outer bag. This is the plastic part at the bottom of the outer bag that connects onto the Kirby. You will see that there is a plastic cover over the cord. You will need to remove the screw that holds this cover on.
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Now after you have removed the cover, pull the plug out of the machine. Once you have the cord disconnected from the machine, you can now test it to see if there is a short somewhere in the cord. You will need to purchase an inexpensive continuity tester from Home Depot, Radio Shack, or most other electronic stores. This will tell you if there is power running through the cord, or if the cord is bad. With the continuity tester, plug the cord into the wall outlet, then put the positive, and negative testing rods into the female end of the cord that plugs into the machine. You will then be able to tell if the cord has continuity going through it. The tester will indicate if there's continuity or not.
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The picture here shows that the cord is good. If your tester does not light up, or indicate that there is continuity, you'll simply just need to purchase a new cord. As I stated earlier, this is the most common reason that a Kirby won't turn on.

If however your cord tests OK, this indicates that the machine either needs a new motor (or carbon brushes in the motor) or it needs a new switch.

Please feel free to email me if you'd like instructions on how to diagnosis the switch or carbon brushes, or if you need to purchase a cord for your G3. Also I can send you a parts diagram of the Kirby should you ever need any other part for it. I have all parts for Kirby in stock, and we are the cheapest price online.

Chris Jones
GoVacuum.com
chris.jones@govacuum.com

Oct 15, 2008 | Kirby Vacuums

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Using accessories on a Kirby Heritage 84


my guess with your kirby is the safety switch on the right side of your vacuum is not being pressed down, are you sure you have the right model of hose? any Heritage 1 2 or Legend 2 can work with it since they all have the same switch. your carpet head is working from the sound of it so either it's just that the high speed switch (being pressed fully down) doesn't work or you are not using the right type of hose (or the piece that engages the switch could be broken off

Oct 09, 2008 | Kirby Heritage II Vacuum

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Kirby model gd3


The "switch" refered to is probably the handle release button.

Sep 07, 2008 | Kirby Generation 3 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Fuse for Kirby vacuum


I would take it into a local vacuum shop but DONT take it to a kirby shop because they will charge way more

Apr 13, 2008 | Kirby Heritage II Vacuum

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No power


I'm not familiar with Kirby vacuums, but press your reset button a few times (if you have one). If that does not work, then it is most likely the switch. For a rough estimate of the switch or parts for your vacuum, please refer to Sears Parts website and have your model number ready.


Sears website: http://www3.sears.com

Mar 07, 2008 | Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Gear lever


here are a few links to repair proceedures for the kirby (pictures included)
Transmission:
http://www.greatvacs.com/Kirby%20Transmission%20Adj.shtml

On/Off switch
http://www.greatvacs.com/Kirby%20Powerswitch.shtml


Hope that helps!

Jan 02, 2008 | Kirby G6 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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