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Kirby Classic III Red Handle Lock Button
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Post# 382087   12/2/2017 at 22:42 by JeffS (Buffalo, NY)        

Hello everyone. I'm new and posting for the first time here, so I hope this is an appropriate question: I'm restoring a Kirby Classic 3 (2CB) and unfortunately I've broken the red handle lock button. I've been searching high and low for a replacement, but can only find it in tan. Does anyone have a suggestion for where I might be able to find a red one? Thanks in advance.

Post# 382094 , Reply# 1   12/3/2017 at 03:17 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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You won't find a replacement. They have been discontinued. I believe black color is new OEM for your vacuum.

Post# 382124 , Reply# 2   12/4/2017 at 05:57 by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
I dont agree

Start going to older Kirby dealers, they usually have bins full of old parts.

Post# 382134 , Reply# 3   12/4/2017 at 12:02 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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I know you don't agree Iive in Utah no dealers or shops have here Ebay doesn't good luck.

Post# 382147 , Reply# 4   12/4/2017 at 15:09 by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
Here in NC

We have many old Kirby shops as they were very popular here, I didn't think about different areas not having them.

Post# 387155 , Reply# 5   3/3/2018 at 21:55 by Rowdy141 (Essex UK)
They have BLACK, but further searching their site might reveal a RED one.

Post# 387160 , Reply# 6   3/3/2018 at 22:26 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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Your best bet would be to obtain one from another Kirby Classic III. The exact part number was 136676.

On the side, I am still trying to look for a replacement handle lock button for my 1984 Kirby Heritage 84, which would be dark gray (part number 136681).


Post# 387217 , Reply# 7   3/4/2018 at 16:59 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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I believe I have one if interested email me.

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