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Post# 113303   11/2/2010 at 21:00 (3,732 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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This is my Mom's Classic Omega. It had been sitting in a storage room for several years before I conveyed away by stealth last summer! LOL! I didn't think I liked this particular bag as well as the more simple corduroy bag. But I kind of like it now.

Post# 113304 , Reply# 1   11/2/2010 at 21:02 (3,732 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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Here it is with a different bag. I have several Omegas, so I polished up the Emtor from another and installed this bag. Now I can interchange them! When I get around to it, I'll refurbish the other Omega too.

Post# 113305 , Reply# 2   11/2/2010 at 21:05 (3,732 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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I need to rewind the handle spring. I wound it too tight and it causes the nozzle to lift off too easily when pulling the vacuum back.

Post# 113307 , Reply# 3   11/2/2010 at 21:18 (3,732 days old) by joe22 ()        

beautiful vac

Post# 113315 , Reply# 4   11/2/2010 at 22:12 (3,732 days old) by sukething ()        
Wow..they look incredible..

You need one more with the up and down stripe bag and you would have the complete set.

Post# 113318 , Reply# 5   11/2/2010 at 22:21 (3,732 days old) by hygiene903 (Galion, OH)        

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That's one beautiful Omega--looks great with either bag!

Post# 113366 , Reply# 6   11/3/2010 at 08:34 (3,732 days old) by dustin (Jackson, MI)        

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Very nice! I have one, but I am not sure what im going to do with it, the handle spring is broken, the headlight cap wont stay up, and the motor sounds terrible even with new bearings, the switch went bad, and it is tarnished to the point that it is almost black. yours is absolutely beautiful though!

Post# 113378 , Reply# 7   11/3/2010 at 12:53 (3,732 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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Dustin, the first one or two times you repair a handle spring can be a very frustrating experience. But once you've done it a couple of times, it becomes quick and easy. However, you will need a special tool that's sold by Kirby in order to wind the handle spring. The headlight issue is very easy to fix. All you need is a "U" shaped friction clip that taps down into place between the headlight pin and the fan case. That's a cheap fix too. As for the vacuum being loud, they are just loud. However, if the fan is ok, and the bearings are ok, you might check the brush roll. Sometimes the mounting brackets that the ends of the brush roll fits into can get spread out. If they aren't tight, then the end of the brush roll can rattle around. That can can make an awful racket. I just use a pair of needle nose pliers to gently squeeze the the opposing tabs on the bracket back together, thus creating a tight fit for the end caps on the brush roll.

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