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Bud's Kirby Sentria 2
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Post# 206560   11/12/2012 at 09:27 (2,693 days old) by pr-21 (Middletown, OH)        

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Just got this a few weeks ago. PR-21-Bud Mattingly

Post# 206565 , Reply# 1   11/12/2012 at 09:39 (2,693 days old) by Blackheart (North Dakota)        

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Congrats on getting a Sentria II that look still has not grown on me yet though :P

Post# 206570 , Reply# 2   11/12/2012 at 10:39 (2,693 days old) by sanifan ()        

How do you like it? Is it an upgrade to the rest of the G series, or just a different flavor?

Personally, I like the overall look of it (just like the original Sentria?) but that color scheme and pattern just doesn't do it for me. I was a kid in the 70's and the graphics remind me of early polyester clothes that I've grown a strong distaste for.

Is it just me, or does the G series remind you of the Cylons from Battlestar Galactica?

Post# 206580 , Reply# 3   11/12/2012 at 11:56 (2,693 days old) by pr-21 (Middletown, OH)        
Mostly just a color change

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However I do like it. I had a Sentria and gave it to my brother and his wife. I was just so tired of the gray color schemes....I actually like this brown and blue combination very much. I wasn't much on the handle on the Sentria, but after giving it to my brother and using my other G series Kirby's, I think this handle is an improvement over the older G series machines. Handle grip is wider and for some reason in my opinion it makes stearing easier as well. The one thing I can't figure out is why they would use a gray cord and not a brown one to match the machine...The tech drive is very smooth and there seems to be less hopping if going against the grain on certain types of carpet. The machine is still pretty loud, but no more so than the other g series.

I bought the new Universal Bags that were mentioned earlier and it was very easy to install. The nice thing is I now only have to buy one type of bag, as it will fit all g series, thus the universal....

Attachments are still the same, no changes and the DVD is very much shortened. (28 minutes). Different instructions on how to adjust the toe touch control.
Bud Mattingly

Post# 206583 , Reply# 4   11/12/2012 at 12:15 (2,693 days old) by pr-21 (Middletown, OH)        
Back of Bud's Sentria 2

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Here is the back of my Sentria 2. PR-21

Post# 206584 , Reply# 5   11/12/2012 at 12:18 (2,693 days old) by pr-21 (Middletown, OH)        
Pictures of the bag and emptor

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Close up of bag and emptor. This emptor is all one piece.

Post# 206585 , Reply# 6   11/12/2012 at 12:20 (2,693 days old) by pr-21 (Middletown, OH)        
Close up of emptor

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And better shot of emptor

Post# 206588 , Reply# 7   11/12/2012 at 12:30 (2,693 days old) by pr-21 (Middletown, OH)        
New Universal F Style Bag

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Notice the T shape and the notches for the older style adapter.

Post# 206593 , Reply# 8   11/12/2012 at 14:18 (2,693 days old) by djtaylor (Salt Lake City, Utah)        

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Bud, can you post a pic of the bag adaptor? I'd like to see what it looks like compared to the F Style.

Post# 206595 , Reply# 9   11/12/2012 at 15:23 (2,693 days old) by pr-21 (Middletown, OH)        
Bag Adapter

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The bag adapter did not change. It is still the F Style. That T goes into the grooves just like the two separate tabs on the old F Style bags. You fold the T down and it slips over the posts and into the rounded grooves on the back of the posts.

Bud Mattingly

Post# 206596 , Reply# 10   11/12/2012 at 15:35 (2,693 days old) by pr-21 (Middletown, OH)        
Pictures of Bag on F Style Adapter

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Justin Picture 1

Post# 206597 , Reply# 11   11/12/2012 at 15:36 (2,693 days old) by pr-21 (Middletown, OH)        
Picture 2 of Bag on F Style Adapter

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Justin Picture 2

Post# 206600 , Reply# 12   11/12/2012 at 17:32 (2,693 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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The new Em-tor looks like it provides a more direct path into the fill tube -- much like a Royal. 



Post# 206601 , Reply# 13   11/12/2012 at 17:52 (2,693 days old) by electromatik (Taylorsville, North Carolina, U.S.A.)        

I like it! I don't know why people dislike the bag. It's very retro. Lots of 1960's era styles are returning. I've just bought a sunburst clock. Kirby is going with the modern retro style and that aqua blue color really helps it a cooler refreshing look.

Post# 206626 , Reply# 14   11/13/2012 at 00:13 (2,693 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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I love it and someday might ad one to the madness

Post# 206674 , Reply# 15   11/13/2012 at 22:55 (2,692 days old) by djtaylor (Salt Lake City, Utah)        

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Bud, thanks for the pics of the bag adaptor.

Post# 206678 , Reply# 16   11/14/2012 at 02:10 (2,691 days old) by pr-21 (Middletown, OH)        
Your Welcome

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I haven't tried it on my old style yet, but it was easy to install on the FStyle adapter. It will be interesting to see if these work as well as the old Fstyle bags. Also since this goes behind and not onto and then into the grooves on the F Style adapter will it stay in place without slipping out of the grooves on the back? Time will tell, hopefully Kirby did their research.....

Bud Mattingly

Post# 206782 , Reply# 17   11/15/2012 at 18:36 (2,690 days old) by KirbyUltimateG (Troy Ohio 45373 USA)        

To make the Kirby's groom and deep clean, You need a 4 row brushroll. Adjust the beater bar to position 3 on the G-Series. Adjust the beater bar screws all the way down on the Pre G-Series. Adjust the carpet height to where you hear the brush contact the carpet and adjust one more click down. The Kirby's is now at the correct carpet height for excellent deep cleaning and excellent grooming.

Post# 206790 , Reply# 18   11/15/2012 at 20:10 (2,690 days old) by KirbyUltimateG (Troy Ohio 45373 USA)        

I have medium pile nylon plush carpeting with a pad underneath. I need all of the positive agitation that I can get.

Post# 206798 , Reply# 19   11/15/2012 at 21:45 (2,690 days old) by KirbyUltimateG (Troy Ohio 45373 USA)        

It would wear out faster but the much improved deep cleaning and grooming is well worth it.

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