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Post# 378443   9/14/2017 at 22:16 (375 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Hey everyone
I have 2 classic omegas. One has a metal fan empellor the other has plastic white fan. I took both apart to switch empellors. The plastic came off no problem. The one with metal fan is being a pain. I have put he keys screwdriver bits in shaft hole. The fan I jammed with screwdriver on backside and on blade used vice grips to hold. The fan holds but every tool I put in the shaft snaps from over torqueing. The shaft has opening on only one side of shaft not all the way through. I want to save the fan but wtf like it's welded or shaft and fan are one piece of metal. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Post# 378444 , Reply# 1   9/14/2017 at 22:54 (375 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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These pages from ChicagoMike's copy of the Kirby Classic III service manual will help you.

Just remember: the fan is spun on in reverse, so to get it off you have to turn it clockwise while you hold that fan locking tool in there.


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Post# 378445 , Reply# 2   9/14/2017 at 22:55 (375 days old) by vacman1961 (North Babylon, New York)        

The metal fan is 1 piece, the shaft and fan are one piece. On the Omega and newer models, you need a special tool to hold the armature from turning so you can unthread the fan as 1 piece, without the special tool, you will ruin the armature, don't try holding the cooling fan, it is not secure as it was in previous models.

Post# 378929 , Reply# 3   9/25/2017 at 20:21 (364 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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I have removal tool trying to follow directions on book but no bueno. The pic in book doesn't look like my omega. I disconnected all the wires but I'm see armiture pic but no opening in vacuum allows for this to lock as pic. Thanks again.

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Post# 378930 , Reply# 4   9/25/2017 at 20:33 (364 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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That's actually a Classic 1CR motor assembly I'm seeing!


Post# 378935 , Reply# 5   9/25/2017 at 22:18 (364 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Any pics of classic in manuals with instructions? Sorry took apart an omega, traditional and this classic in pic.

Post# 378937 , Reply# 6   9/25/2017 at 23:27 (364 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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Some aspects of rebuilding a Classic 1CR motor unit may be similar to rebuilding a Dual Sanitronic 50/80. I do not have either of these schematics yet, but I do have those for the 516/Sanitronic VII (single-speed motor).


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