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Used A Kirby For The First Time! Woah
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Post# 367951   3/6/2017 at 21:40 (469 days old) by bzerk86 (Adelaide, Australia)        

A little bit of backstory.

Purchased a Kirby Ultimate G from Gumtree for $150AU. Wanted to do something with my hands instead of watching TV or being on the computer all day.

In addition we have been in our newly bought home for about a year and the traffic lanes were starting to really show. I use and like Dyson however needed something with intense agitation to restore the pile. I'm a bit of a gadget geek and wouldn't call myself a vacuum hobbyist or collector but I certainly see the attraction.

Not many machines in Australia come with Turbo brushes and even fewer come with electric power heads.

Any-who back on with my little restore project.

The unit worked, came with most of the parts and I got to work.

I placed an order online with GoodVac for some belts, brush bar, bags, shampoo and other bits I needed like hubcaps and pulled apart the unit.

The Tech-drive leaver had worked it's way out, the fill tube was kinked and clogged, replaced the fan and finished it all off with a good buff and polish using Mothers Ally and Mag cleaner and a exterior bag wash.

In researching what and how to go about the restore I was forever grateful for this site and YouTube. An absolute wealth of knowledge, opinions and ideas. Thank you.

Last night was the maiden voyage. I was impressed with how the carpet pile was lifted and fluffy again.

Even though we do a quick vac every day with a DC44 Animal (dang animal fur everywhere!) and a thorough clean with a DC19 Turbine every few weeks, it amazing to see a good cup or so of filth that had been collected from just two rooms!

I had to give the shampooer a go, removed some food stains from the carpet in no time and seemed to restore the pile even further.

The only thing I may need to re-check is where a particular smell is coming from. It kind of smells like hot motor, dust or a combo of both and only faintly after vacuuming. Don' know if it's just because it hasn't been used for a while or if it's the odor of what it pulled up from our carpets. Hmm.



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Post# 367970 , Reply# 1   3/7/2017 at 08:17 (468 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Looks great!

Post# 367978 , Reply# 2   3/7/2017 at 10:13 (468 days old) by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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Enjoy your new machine. They're absolute BEASTS. The best part is they're designed to be serviced so they'll last a lifetime. I was mightily impressed the first time I tried out my Gsix (Ultimate G's immediate predecessor) and it cleaned a cat hair encrusted Persian rug in one pass with a completely full bag and an almost broken belt.

Post# 368016 , Reply# 3   3/7/2017 at 18:49 (468 days old) by jimjimmunster (Hammond, Ind.)        
Weird smell...

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Sounds like a scratched commutator or low brushes. Only thing that I know of with that "smell".

Post# 368022 , Reply# 4   3/7/2017 at 20:34 (468 days old) by sptyks (Skowhegan, Maine)        

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Every time you use your G7, you will fall in love with it a little more.


There is no other floor care system that will beat your G7 except maybe a Sentria or Avalir!

Post# 368282 , Reply# 5   3/12/2017 at 08:59 (464 days old) by bzerk86 (Adelaide, Australia)        

Here I am a week later, vacuumed all the family homes and I need to change the beg.

Very impressive and satisfying.



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