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How to send g3 sweper to factory for refurish

My g3 needs total restoration. drive transmission is noisy, cord is cut, handle coming apart, etc does the factory still rebuild these machines?

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Re: how to send g3 sweper to factory for refurish

Absolutely!! If youre the original purchaser of the machine, the rebuild program is available for your kirby for as long as you own it.

here's the site for more information

Its quite a warranty on Kirbys...wish my car had the same sort of warranty

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