Thread Number: 11661
Has Anyone Ever Tried a 6-Blade Royal Fan on a Kirby?
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Post# 125527   2/20/2011 at 15:18 (4,755 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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This could be an odd question to ask: has anyone ever put a Royal fan into a Kirby motor, or, a Kirby fan into a Royal motor???


Post# 125532 , Reply# 1   2/20/2011 at 16:20 (4,755 days old) by djtaylor (Salt Lake City, Utah)        
I don't think they would fit.

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I was under the impression that the motor shafts on Royal and Kirby were different diameters.

Post# 125562 , Reply# 2   2/20/2011 at 21:48 (4,754 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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I'm not sure it would fit. I took my Royal apart a few months ago because I curious about how it compared to a Kirby in its engineering. I think Justin is correct about the armatures. I'm thinking the diameter on a Royal armature is a little smaller. Plus, the blades on a Royal fan are deeper. So I don't know if there would be enough clearance inside the fan case. But I'm not positive about these things, because I wasn't thinking about interchanging fans. So I wasn't looking for those things. These are just vague recollections.

Post# 125580 , Reply# 3   2/21/2011 at 03:40 (4,754 days old) by 1926700 ()        
to my.....

immediate knowledge...

no, a Royal and Kirby fan are not interchangeable.....thats three years experience working in a vacuum shop...and having been in both machines...

just my two cents.....


Post# 125598 , Reply# 4   2/21/2011 at 09:52 (4,754 days old) by Ohio_Tuec ()        

Getting back to the original question, why would anyone want to use a Royal fan on a Kirby? Or vice versa? They're two totally different machines. Doesn't a 10 blade fan move more air than a 6 blade anyway? I guess it depends on blade length and pitch. I've heard a metal Kirby fan gives a Generation series machine more suction, I have yet to try it myself....

- Karl

Post# 126547 , Reply# 5   3/3/2011 at 13:16 (4,744 days old) by Kirbysthebest (Midwest)        

Oh heavens,
Don't do it.
It's practically insest.

Besides, I second the other, I don't think they would fit.

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