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Kirby D50 Question
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Post# 122789   1/23/2011 at 13:19 (4,783 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

Is it OK to use an older Kirby as a dailey driver, even if it has bad bearings? Could this damage the motor, or mke it "wear out" faster?

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Post# 122790 , Reply# 1   1/23/2011 at 13:40 (4,783 days old) by djtaylor (Salt Lake City, Utah)        
Should not do it.

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I don't recommend using a vacuum with bad bearing for very long. Bearings are not too expensive, so I suggest that you have the bearing replaced as soon as you can if you want to use it as your 'daily driver'.
Justin


Post# 122821 , Reply# 2   1/23/2011 at 19:08 (4,782 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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If you keep using it, the bearings can seize and not allow the armature to turn as it should. That won't be good.

Post# 122823 , Reply# 3   1/23/2011 at 19:22 (4,782 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

Front bearings are easy to sort out, strip the motor down, pull the front bearing out, replace it with a new one and that's that sorted, the rear one needs a small motor puller though, see example link below, but as per the front, pull it off, replace with new, tap it on carefully and you're done... :)

Fresh bearings and no chance of seizing up... :)


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