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Kirby Legend 2

I have inherited  a Kirby hoover however i havn't a manual with it and havn't a clue how to set it up to clean my carpet, i have bits everywhere, the hose is connected at the front, could you possible point me in the right direction as i am unable to find a web site to download a manual, any help will be greatly appreciated, many thanks


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Re: Kirby Legend 2

Here a guide that i have written for belt changing on the later model Kirbys. From there, you will see how to get a manual for your Legend.



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Re: Kirby Legend 2

Look mate if your packing legend 2 u'v already made the first an altimate step in carpet cleaning technoligy. i feel your question was slighty offencive as i have the privolege of owning the legend 2. u could right the manule onn the back of a rizla. just tune it t 24 ft of torque and then let the **** tear down the middle of ya pad sucking the finest dust into a vortex of love. to conclude i say "sort it out" x stanley ps it is addictive. own the dust, be the dust, ya get the point x x

Posted on Sep 07, 2008

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Posted by mcwalworth on Jul 10, 2008
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I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. To change the Kirby brushroll is to dial the belt off of the fan pulley and unlock the head to the bell housing, the head will come off. Then you turn the head over and remove the bottom plate by 2 levers the brushroll will be attached. Remove the brushroll and replace it with the new one with the screw head facing down to the carpet. Replace the bottom plate and install a new belt. The belt install on a Kirby is to raise the height adjustment to the highest level and then dial the belt off counter clockwise so it is loose and not on the fan pulley, release the top lever on the bell housing, then remove the bottom plate and unhook the brushroll on one side, slide the old belt off and then slide the new one on, replace the brushroll with the screws facing the carpet and re-hook the bottom plate on the Kirby. Then take the bell housing and hook that back on to the Kirby and lock it down. Then dial the belt on clockwise all the way and the belt should be on the fan pulley. The belt should be ready to go, plug in your Kirby and then do the step down on the vacuum height adjustment until the tone changes, then try to see id it picks up, if not go one more height adjustment and that should be the correct setting.
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