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Post# 380683   11/4/2017 at 21:23 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

Hey everyone
I have a red heritage hose that has like a metal cufflink basically like a garden Jose and the other end is for attachments. How in the world can you connect this hose. I bought hose end mounts to bar below the beater bar and also connects to sensor. I don't know am I missing something?





Post# 380693 , Reply# 1   11/4/2017 at 21:56 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
Lesinutah

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Les,

 

It appears that what you got was the Legend II hose body with the metal swivel (no bleeder holes) and the hose locking nut for the separate suction and blower couplers (models 505 to 562). You will need to find the metal suction coupler (part #2100 for models 505-515; #210056 for models 516-562). 

 

The Sanitronic VII was the first Kirby to have the hose with a permanently-attached universal suction/blower coupling. That also meant a slightly-redesigned O-ring on the fan case to support it.

 

The separate blower coupler that attached to the neck (blower) end of the motor unit was also made of metal... until the 519, which changed to a red plastic version (tan plastic for model 562). That was part #2120 for models 505-515, #212056 for models 516-518, #212059 (red plastic) for models 519-561, and #212062 (tan plastic) for model 562.

 

The metal suction and blower couplers for models 505-515 will not work with models 516-562, as the fan case on the latter group of machines has an O-ring on their fan cases to ensure better suction, while the metal blower coupler for models 505-515 only have two attaching slots instead of three.

 

The proper Legend II hose, with the fittings specific to said model (all plastic), was part number 223688/223692.

 

~Ben




This post was last edited 11/04/2017 at 21:36
Post# 380710 , Reply# 2   11/5/2017 at 08:32 by Lesinutah (Utah)        
Ben

Thanks again
You answer my question again. I have a 510 and a coupler so new hose for that. Would a g4 hose work on heritage


Post# 380712 , Reply# 3   11/5/2017 at 08:38 by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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I'm pretty sure a G4 house would not work. The connector is slightly different and while it might connect up, it likely won't let the machine turn on.

Post# 380714 , Reply# 4   11/5/2017 at 10:32 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
Lesinutah

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Les,

 

As Edgar (human) says, yes... but needs proper suction/blower coupler (#211081S). A complete replacement hose for the 1HD Heritage, in dark gray, was #223681S.

 

~Ben


Post# 380733 , Reply# 5   11/5/2017 at 19:42 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
Lesinutah

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Les,

 

Look what I found! Yes, a complete genuine dark gray Heritage I hose (223681S)!

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-KIRBY-H...

 

~Ben


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Post# 380734 , Reply# 6   11/5/2017 at 19:44 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
Lesinutah

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Les,

 

Your first post here mentions a hose that looked similar to this one!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Kirby-V...

(has the red locking nut as used on the hose supplied with models 515 to 561)

 

~Ben


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