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Another 518... Couldn't help myself...
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Post# 137209   5/21/2011 at 14:53 (4,669 days old) by vacumaniac ()        

Though I have two other 518's I was venturing out to a few estate sales this morning and what do you know, at the first sale I arrived at there was this here 518. Powered it up, sounds like the bearings are good, nice suction, but what did it for me was the hose and a fet attachments that were present, along with the owners manual. For a $10 bill, I figured what is the harm!

Post# 137232 , Reply# 1   5/21/2011 at 19:24 (4,669 days old) by vacumaniac ()        

Well, after a few hrs work I got it cleaned up allright. The fan had been replaced with a lexan one so I changed it back to metal, also hand washed the bag as it was pretty rough and cleaned the commutator (black). Works like a charm!

Post# 137233 , Reply# 2   5/21/2011 at 19:25 (4,669 days old) by vacumaniac ()        

closer look...

Post# 137234 , Reply# 3   5/21/2011 at 19:26 (4,669 days old) by vacumaniac ()        

and one more.... I think I am getting addicted to these Kirbys (this makes number 10) hehe

Post# 137237 , Reply# 4   5/21/2011 at 20:14 (4,669 days old) by ralph (Morgan Hill)        

Very nice score! It cleanded up pretty nice too.


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