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Kirby ultimate g diamond for asthma
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Post# 379944   10/18/2017 at 15:12 (342 days old) by fordiesel69 (USA)        

I noticed the outside of the vacuum is very dusty when done. I currently use the white hepa bags thinking they are better. How is this vacuum for allergies and asthma?

Post# 379964 , Reply# 1   10/18/2017 at 21:33 (342 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
Kirby vs. Asthma

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Probably any Kirby that is not good for those individuals with asthma would be any of those cleaners with the shake out bag (Legend II and back).


Post# 379975 , Reply# 2   10/18/2017 at 22:53 (342 days old) by mark40511 (Lexington, KY)        
I remember when I had a Fantom

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bagless upright in the late 90s, it would always be dusty all over the outside of the vacuum when done cleaning. I hated that. I don't think this sounds normal for a Kirby though, especially if they have a hepa bag. Are Kirby's sealed? I don't know. I've never owned one but I've used one a long time ago.

Post# 379981 , Reply# 3   10/19/2017 at 08:26 (341 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Mine stays dust free, I would check the fill hose and make sure the outside bag is clean, vacuum or wipe it down

Post# 379984 , Reply# 4   10/19/2017 at 08:53 (341 days old) by fordiesel69 (USA)        

I have checked fill hose and washed the bag in cold water several times with whisk detergent. Just wondering how the ultimate g is Co. Pared to newer hepa vacuums. I would be willing to take less suction for cleaner air.

Post# 379988 , Reply# 5   10/19/2017 at 09:08 (341 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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I should think quite well, the cooling fan can stir up dust on floor sometimes maybe?

Post# 379991 , Reply# 6   10/19/2017 at 09:32 (341 days old) by mark40511 (Lexington, KY)        
If Kirby's

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have hepa bags and are sealed, there should be no dust. True, vacuum exhaust can stir up dust if your house is dusty, but you should eventually get all that dust with a vacuum with good emissions. For anyone who reads this, Kirby's are sealed systems, right?

Post# 379992 , Reply# 7   10/19/2017 at 10:54 (341 days old) by Evilvacuumman (Los Angeles)        

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Has anyone taken the vacuum apart recently? Mine leaked dust because there wasn't any silicone where the fan chamber was. There is also a rubber seal on the emptor that I would check if it still there or in good condition.

Post# 379993 , Reply# 8   10/19/2017 at 11:03 (341 days old) by Kirbysthebest (Wichita, KS)        

No, Kirby is not considered a sealed system. However, others here are right, there are more places dust can be disturbed that blowing from the bag.

Post# 379994 , Reply# 9   10/19/2017 at 11:34 (341 days old) by fordiesel69 (USA)        

Can motor exhaust be sealed if operated for a very short period of time say 2 minutes max

Post# 379999 , Reply# 10   10/19/2017 at 14:11 (341 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Post# 380004 , Reply# 11   10/19/2017 at 14:42 (341 days old) by Kirbysthebest (Wichita, KS)        

That motor is turning very, very fast and will overheat in a short amount of time.

I will say that my UG is a much bigger blow hard than my other Kirbys. I don't know if they positioned the cooling exhaust differently, or it blows harder, but I do notice things being blown to the left, such as dog fluff and such, as I vacuum with it.

Post# 380008 , Reply# 12   10/19/2017 at 16:52 (341 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Yes, fan or positioning I guess.Hardwood floors I can see cat hair running away from the one side

Post# 380038 , Reply# 13   10/20/2017 at 12:51 (340 days old) by sptyks (Skowhegan, Maine)        

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If your Kirby Diamond is leaking dust, the biggest culprit is that someone forgot to add silicone sealant all around the fancase the last time the fan was replaced or if the fancase was opened for any other reason . Also make sure you are using the best Kirby cloth HEPA bags. Cheaper bags WILL leak dust.


NEVER BLOCK THE MOTOR COOLING VENTS for any reason or any amount of time. The motor will overheat very quickly and a burnt out motor is a very expensive repair.






Post# 380061 , Reply# 14   10/21/2017 at 04:08 (339 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Another thing---how is the gasket that goes between the fancase discharge opening on the bag coupling?If this leaks will cause the machine to have the fine dust on it.Esp around the fan discharge.Is the Emptor coupling all the way on the fan discharge opening?

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