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Replace release button on kirby 3

My release button on my kirby Generation 3 broke. How do you replace it? I have the replcement part.

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I assume you are talking about the release on the handle pivot. Unhook the bag so it is out of the way, take the hanle off, take the top cover off, then there 2 screws holding the handle oivot asm, take them out, replace witht he new one, making sure that the the piece that hangs down meshes with the transmission. Then reasmble.

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Could you give me a list of Kirby models & the years they were released from 1996 so that I will know how old they are?

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Sep 12, 2010 | Kirby Generation 3 Bagged Upright Vacuum


How To Attach The Carpet Shampooer Cleaning Attachment Kirby Generation 3 (G3).


This is an excellent, easy to follow video presentation of attaching the carpet cleaner to your Kirby Generation 3 Upright Vacuum Cleaner. Please note that the model being used in the video is a newer model named the Sentria, but the process of attaching the carpet extractor attachment is identical on the Kirby Sentria and the Kirby Generation 3. The only major difference is that the Generation 3 does not have the lever that extends out to turn the belt to off. On the Generation 3 this is dont by turning the entire white square with the Kirby logo on it in the front of the vacuum cleaner.

Please feel free to ask for a repair clarification if you have a question on how to attach the carpet shampooer. I'm always, more then happy to answer any follow up questions there may be.

Instructional Video On How To Attachment Carpet Shampooer To Kirby Generation 3 Vacuum Cleaner:

I hope that this helped you change your Kirby into a carpet shampooer. I you found this video helpful, please rate this Tip as helpful by clicking the Thumbs Up Icon. I really do appreciate it, thank you.

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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
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Sep 12, 2010 | Kirby Generation 3 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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I broke the zipper on the cloth bag on my kirby gen. 3 can i replace this myself

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How to change g5 belt

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2)Remove the power head from the front of the machine. Now turn the belt lifter the other way and line the green arrows up again. This releases the tension on the belt
3)Turn it upside down and release the two clips that hold the metal baseplate on and remove the baseplate.
4)Grab the brushroll and pull it out of the power head. Slide the new belt onto the center of the brushroll. It will hang doesn't have to stretch around anything yet. MAKE SURE THAT THE BRUSHROLL SPINS FREELY!! If it doesn't, you'll burn all new belts quickly due to the added strain on the belt.

You can get a replacement belt here:

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Kirby generation 3 won't vacuum. It runs and

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Find an authorized Kirby Dealer in your area and have the part professionally installed. Very complex. Many parts and screws. If no Kirby store, find a Vac store you trust. Or go here

Oct 03, 2009 | Kirby Generation 3 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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How do you attach the belt for the roller-brush on a Kirby Generation 3, up-right vacuum-cleaner?


Please see the attached video on how to replace the belt on a Kirby Generation Vacuum Cleaner. This is an easy to follow step by step direction on the proper way to replace the belt, as well as do basic maintenance on your Kirby's roller brush which will prolong the life of your belt greatly if done regularly. I you find this video to be helpful, please be kind and rate it well by clicking the thumbs up icon below.

Feel free to request a repair clarification if you have any quesitons on how to replace the belt on your Kirby.

How to Replace the Belt on a Kirby Generation 3 (G3) Vacuum Cleaner:

Thanks for watching!

Chris J.

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The bag latch on my Kirby Generation 3 broke. How do I get the old one off to replace it

at the bottom of the bag, there is a zip tie around the plastic part that turns & snaps on to the exhaust hole of the vac. also take a flat screwdriver & pull up the rubber under the zip tie...all the way around, like u would take a bike tire off a rim . then pull the bag holder/tube thru the bottom, then vise versa, when u put it back on.

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