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

I inherited this vacuum and don't know what to do with it. It is in good condition.

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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

Posted on Jul 15, 2009

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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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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

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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

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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

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Kirby Classic Omega 1-CB won't run


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.

Nov 02, 2008 | Vacuums

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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

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REPLACING BELT KIRBY CLASSIC III


http://geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=11562&thid=806061
REPLACING BELT KIRBY CLASSIC III
Posted by JETALBOT on July 19, 2008
I CAN'T REPLACE THE BELT ON THE CLASSIC III (KIRBY). CAN YOU HELP ME? ELAINE
Hello,
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. 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.

http://kirby.com/
Customer Service – U. S. & Canada
1-800-494-8586
Hours 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (EST)
Mail To: Consumer Relations
The Kirby Company
1920 West 114 Street
Cleveland, OH 44102
Thanks, Don the Vac Man
Go Ahead. Use Us.

Jul 19, 2008 | Kirby Heritage II Vacuum

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Please i really need help


http://geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=0&thid=602889
Generic problem for all Vacuums
Please i really need help
Posted by jillenealice on May 17, 2008
I was sold a Kirby classic 1-cr with some never seen or heard of accessories and attachments and no manual or directions on their uses is there a place to get an old manual for free. Or not so free

Hello,
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. You can try your local Kirby vacuum dealer or to contact the Kirby factory that I will list for you below. The vacuum is over 25 years old and if someone would have an old owner manual for the item they would have to make a copy of the old Kirby 1-CR vacuum, or stop in to a vacuum shop and they would be able to assist you in what the items are for the accessories or attachments. So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions.

http://kirby.com/Contact Us by Phone
United States and Canada: 1-800-494-8586
Between the hours of 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (EST)
Monday - Friday
United Kingdom: 0800-328-1247
Europe: 00-800-5472-9272
South Africa: 0800-203-222

Contact Us by Email
Complete the online Form to Submit Your Comments or Questions
Contact Us by Fax United States and Canada: 216-529-6146
Contact Us by Mail
Consumer Relations Department
The Kirby Company
1920 West 114th Street
Cleveland, OH 44102

http://www.a-1vacuum.com/ 1-800-657-1874 Customer Service
Thanks, Don the Vac Man
Go Ahead. Use Us.

May 17, 2008 | Vacuums

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