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kirby servicing manuals for older than heritage II models, anyone have them?
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Post# 159780   11/22/2011 at 21:43 (4,479 days old) by bnsd60m9200 (Akron OH)        

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anyone have kirby servicing manuals for the classic (omega/clII/tradition)and sanitronic series(s7, ds50, ds80)(not necessarily together in the same manual)? it would be great to have them for rebuild referencing as i have a heritage II servicing manual.

Will Hemb

Post# 159784 , Reply# 1   11/22/2011 at 22:17 (4,479 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

Would the entire range from the 505 to the Sentria do? :P

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Post# 159786 , Reply# 2   11/22/2011 at 22:45 (4,479 days old) by bnsd60m9200 (Akron OH)        

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i've seen that, and wonder if its just a parts diagram or if its an actual servicing manual. i need the how to's of fixing sub assemblies as well, not just an exploded parts diagram.


Post# 159789 , Reply# 3   11/22/2011 at 23:14 (4,479 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

Well, the how-to comes with experience in repairing them, and those diagrams show you where all the parts are, what parts are used, and the part numbers (if available), if there's a fault, you just trace it to the part that's gone bad or needs repair and then replace the parts with the correct part number... :)

If it's a service manual, just send Kent a message on ebay and ask if he knows if they're available, he's pretty helpful like that... :)

Post# 159795 , Reply# 4   11/23/2011 at 00:12 (4,479 days old) by bnsd60m9200 (Akron OH)        

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david, i've stripped classic line kirby's down to the field coil, im just curious what kirby suggests vs what im doing. ive been able to do well with my classics since they are similar to the classics except the safety switch and power on light, and i have a servicing manual for the heritage series.


Post# 159797 , Reply# 5   11/23/2011 at 00:17 (4,479 days old) by bnsd60m9200 (Akron OH)        

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that and when i get to fixing sanitronics, i know they are wired and made a little different, and want to make sure im doing them right.

Will btw is kent kirbyneeds on ebay?

Post# 159799 , Reply# 6   11/23/2011 at 00:44 (4,479 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

Yep, Kent Oyler, the guy behind the Kirby Needs ebay store, I think that he's a proper Kirby engineer... :)

As for stripping them back, the wiring's not all that different, just laid out in a different manner, even I managed to see how my D80 works the first time I pulled it apart, the only part that took me a while to work out was the bearing plate, with the screws under the fan to remove it which I'd never come across before (being limited to ClassicIII-onwards models in the UK), it just boils down to learning through doing and asking questions when you get stuck... :)

Post# 159808 , Reply# 7   11/23/2011 at 01:48 (4,479 days old) by bnsd60m9200 (Akron OH)        

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kirby didn't come to the UK till the late 70's? wow i never knew that.


Post# 159845 , Reply# 8   11/23/2011 at 13:11 (4,479 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

Yup, I think they started with the Omega, but they're as rare as hens teeth, and there's not many ClassicIIIs either, and they were all single-speed motors, until the Heritage came along, rather than 2-speed, which makes repairing them a little difficult as the single-speed parts are pretty much NLA, so I converted my Trad with a 2-speed Hertiage motor coil and a US-type Omega-Trad 2-speed safety switch, and a metal fan of course... :)

There have been older 220v models, but I have no idea if they ever made it to the UK or not...

Post# 159913 , Reply# 9   11/23/2011 at 18:54 (4,478 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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I have a service manual for the 500 series vacuums with step-by-step instructions.

Post# 159972 , Reply# 10   11/24/2011 at 02:54 (4,478 days old) by bnsd60m9200 (Akron OH)        

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bill i'll contact you at your email about a copy of the service manual soon. thats great to hear. :)


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