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There is a plastic pop in trim cover which surrounds the switch itself. It will peel off revealing two screws which hold the switch in place onto the underside of housing.
However you must also remove the rear cone shaped motor housing by a series of philips screws where the motor meets the fan intake area. You should not have to remove any screws from the front are of the fan housing
Pay attention to these screws as they all face inward to the center area of the housing at the sides and underneath, but there are several lengths

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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*
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19?? KIRBY Model 4R
19?? KIRBY Model C
1939 KIRBY Model 2C
19?? KIRBY Model 3C
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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

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My kirby legend II started spitting out sparks near the foot plug. How can I fix it please? Thanks Candy


Depends where the sparks are spitting from.Unplug from the wall and try to detach the cord from the vac itself, where it plugs in. If there is a small hole burned in the side you will need to detach the entire cord from the handle where it clamps on and buy a genuine new one from a vac repair shop or Kirby dealer. Cords do wear out. Ther is a slim possibility you could have a bad switch below but generally the switch just dies , no sparking.
If the sparks were shooting out from inside the motor housing, you will likeley need a motor rebuild which should be done by a professional at vac shop.

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Just got done fixing our Heritage II model 2HD, it had a dirty safety switch. Both the hose attachment and the roller housing depress a plunger to close the switch, thus sending AC to the motor brushes. You might want to try pushing this in and out repeatedly with your thumb, power removed of course, in an attempt to make better contact. If this works to restore power to the motor, it'll be just a short time before the problem repeats itself. You'll have to remove the switch to give it a thorough cleaning. I didn't have any contact cleaner handy, so I wound up using WD40. Hope this helps. Kevin H.

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Posted by smokey 1 on July 22, 2008
Hello, Help please, Using my vacuum, turned it off briefly, then went to turn it back on and it would not .I checked plugs which were both fine. Motor is strong, impeller is fine. The light comes on near the button to turn it on however it's not doing anything. Switch maybe? Just a guess. Thanks for your help! Alice
Hello,
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. It can be only one of 2 things, either it could be the safety switch or the foot switch and they would have to be replaced. 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/
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.

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Here are some Kirby phone numbers, they should be able to tell who does Kirby in your area. You could try calling a local repair shop to see if they can help.

US----------------(1)-800-437-7170
Europe------------(1)-800-547-9272
Africa------------(1)-800-203-222

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Generic problem for all Vacuums
Legend II Kirby footswitch
I have a Legend II footswitch foolishly did not record the position of the wiring I have 2 reds for the light and a positive and negative could you tell me which wire goes in what hole please

I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure.
I do not have schematics of the wring diagram in order to help you on this question but to be accurate you will need to contact a serv tech tat would be in the yellow pages , or call the Kirby factory service or some examples listed below:
http://kirby.com Contact Us by Phone
United States and Canada 1-800-494-8586
Between the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
Monday thru Friday

www.A-1Vacuum.com 1-800-657-1874 ask for the service dept

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