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Hi. I have a Kirby from back in the early 90s (model G3D). Never had major issues with it. Can't remember the last time I had maintenance/tune up done. It's just sounding different when I run it the last few times...almost like it's louder and kind of echo-ey. Still suctioning well, but something's not right and I don't want to run it until I know if anything's up. Any suggestions? I'd like to try and figure this one out on my own with your help. Thanks in advance for your help. Marci

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Check the belt. this is a strong vaccume and even without the belt it will still have a decent amount of suction. If the belt is not tight or intact it can let the motor turn faster which will sound louder. other than that check all the hoses for holes and blockage, be very picky.( look deep and everyware!
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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?


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How To Attach Carpet Shampooer To Your Kirby Generation 4 (G4) Upright.


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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 4. The only major difference is that the Generation 4 does not have the lever that extends out to turn the belt to off. On the Generation 4 this is dont by turning the entire white square with the Kirby logo on it in the front of the vacuum cleaner.

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Instructional Video On How To Attachment Carpet Shampooer To Kirby Generation 4 (g4) Vacuum Cleaner:
http://kirbywhq.powweb.com/videos/Carpet_Shampoo.mov


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


Hello,

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http://kirbywhq.powweb.com/videos/Carpet_Shampoo.mov


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