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Offline taran57

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Kirby vacuums DO clog!
« on: December 14, 2016, 08:15:08 AM »
This machine came to be cause it wasn't picking up, no wonder the cleaner head was jam packed with crap and the brushroll had a fishing line rolled around it!  :'(m







I cleaned it all out, new belt, brushroll, fan and motor/belt shaft was needed.  :coffee:

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Re: Kirby vacuums DO clog!
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2016, 08:16:08 AM »
This machine came to be cause it wasn't picking up, no wonder the cleaner head was jam packed with crap and the brushroll had a fishing line rolled around it!  :'( (Attachment Link) (Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)

I cleaned it all out, new belt, brushroll, fan and motor/belt shaft was needed.  :coffee:

*came into me (for servicing)

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Re: Kirby vacuums DO clog!
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2016, 11:28:15 AM »
Blimey that's bad! I bet the belt was very worn, so the brushroll stopped easily. On my old G5 when it had a new belt it would take your arm off if you even thought about stroking the brushroll when running!

A day of chiseling crap with a screwdriver for you then?
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Re: Kirby vacuums DO clog!
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2016, 03:47:39 PM »
Blimey that's bad! I bet the belt was very worn, so the brushroll stopped easily. On my old G5 when it had a new belt it would take your arm off if you even thought about stroking the brushroll when running!

A day of chiseling crap with a screwdriver for you then?
Eventually dug it out, the brushroll was knackered though.

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Re: Kirby vacuums DO clog!
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2016, 09:36:30 PM »
 :o  :sick0012:

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Re: Kirby vacuums DO clog!
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2016, 09:14:31 PM »
Anything not maintained will eventually fail.
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Re: Kirby vacuums DO clog!
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2016, 07:00:35 AM »
Anything not maintained will eventually fail.
Too right!
And nothing is idiot proof, even had a Kirby where the cleaner head would not attach as the lugs had been sheared off from ramming the cleaner into walls and furniture. People need to learn a bit of common!

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Re: Kirby vacuums DO clog!
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2016, 09:06:10 PM »
People these days are just too daft.
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Re: Kirby vacuums DO clog!
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2016, 09:21:08 PM »
And getting dafter  :'(

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Re: Kirby vacuums DO clog!
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2016, 09:01:54 PM »
It has always amazed me how somebody can spend a lot of money and then abuse it...
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Re: Kirby vacuums DO clog!
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2016, 09:42:54 PM »
It has always amazed me how somebody can spend a lot of money and then abuse it...
It amazes me how steep the depreciation on a kirby is. Cant even sell em for $75 here, even a new avalir model. They line the back wall of every pawn shop.

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Re: Kirby vacuums DO clog!
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2016, 09:45:35 PM »
I wish they lined the walls of the local cash converters here... They're still around 400.
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Re: Kirby vacuums DO clog!
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2016, 01:25:28 AM »
Ouch!
The sentria is pretty common, one down the road for $45 but needs a good polish.

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Re: Kirby vacuums DO clog!
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2016, 11:14:27 PM »
If it wouldn't cost around 300 to ship it here I'd send you money to buy them and send to me lol.

I have a friend in Wisconsin looking out for some of the older 1940's Kirbys for me :)
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Re: Kirby vacuums DO clog!
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2016, 11:55:30 PM »
I have a bunch of legend 2 spares and some g4 spares. The old boy vacuum shops round here have
Those older kirbys

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