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Super Sweep bearings and belts?
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Post# 144924   7/27/2011 at 01:33 (4,602 days old) by Goldenvoice ()        

Snagged a running green Super Sweep at the local St Vincent - 5 bucks. She runs, but has the 'growl of death' as she winds down upon turning off. (well, did on my first try or 2, but not on the next 5 or 6) I've searched the forum, and found note of the motor being the same as a Kirby 500 (?). So, are the motor bearings available? Reasonable to replace?

I'm thinking of putting it to use at my wifes little antique mall, and so also wonder if there is an available belt? (doesn't need one yet, but...)

Thanks, Joe

Post# 144942 , Reply# 1   7/27/2011 at 09:16 (4,602 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

The parts from kirbys standard models will work on the super sweeper.


Would like to see a picture. These green super sweepers are uncommon.

Post# 144958 , Reply# 2   7/27/2011 at 16:41 (4,601 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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The Super-Sweeps use 18" brushrolls which is not a common size for a mainstream Kirby vacuum, hence the fact they're NLA from Kirby. Same thing goes for the later American Lincoln SuperVac 180 model.


Post# 145035 , Reply# 3   7/28/2011 at 01:43 (4,601 days old) by Goldenvoice ()        

Here's photo-stuffs :)

So the belt is a flat one - part number for it?
Or bearings?
Or maybe, if someone really wants it, I should sell it, and buy something newer for the store...

Post# 145036 , Reply# 4   7/28/2011 at 01:44 (4,601 days old) by Goldenvoice ()        

Backside. There is a small tear in the outer bag - otherwise, just 'standard' wear.

Post# 145038 , Reply# 5   7/28/2011 at 04:28 (4,601 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Wonder if an 18" roller brush from a Royal wide sweep could fit or be modified to fit the Kirby machine.

Post# 145058 , Reply# 6   7/28/2011 at 10:11 (4,601 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Interesting thought. Maybe it could.

A local vacuum shop did have a few super sweeper brush rolls but I do believe my friend bought them all for his 18" Kirby vacuums. He has several.

That's a nice looking example of a super sweeper. They are rare enough that it may be safe to say don't wear it out too much. ;)

Post# 145063 , Reply# 7   7/28/2011 at 11:20 (4,601 days old) by a007kirbyman (--->> Originally My Mom <<--- (now Wisconsin))        
goldenvoice (Joe) & Super Sweep...

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Hello Joe.

I did send you an email regarding your SuperSweep. Let me know if I may assist you.

Cheers & hagd all,


Post# 145066 , Reply# 8   7/28/2011 at 12:26 (4,601 days old) by kirbymodel2c (Nottingham, England)        
Great vac..

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Great vac. I wonder what one of these would go for on the ebay??
Has anyone ever seen one on there before?? Or the blue white and red version??


Post# 145069 , Reply# 9   7/28/2011 at 13:11 (4,600 days old) by kirbyvacuum (Long Island New York)        
Red White Blue

Hi James I bought that color vac on Ebay ( Super Sweep) My son calles it the July 4th vacuum i paid 79.99. Works very well i think the floor brush bearings are on their way out. VERY HARD to replace the belt. Take care Doug

Post# 145076 , Reply# 10   7/28/2011 at 15:14 (4,600 days old) by djtaylor (Salt Lake City, Utah)        

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I admit that changing the belt in my Super Vac was a pain in the arse, but worth it. I really like mine. I just wish I had a better brush roller and white bag guard and bag top cover. That's easy enough to do and I will get to it... one of these years.
--Goldenvoice-- If you choose to sell your Super Sweeper let us know, I know I will be bidding on it.

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