Thread Number: 35486  /  Tag: Recent Vacuum Cleaners from past 20 years
Kirby Sentria squeaks when rolling
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Post# 381469   11/17/2017 at 08:15 (366 days old) by dkeck (ohio)        

My Kirby Sentria makes an annoying squeak when rolling across the floor. This only happens when the drive is not engaged and the vacuum is in manual. Any suggestions on where I should start looking.


Post# 381477 , Reply# 1   11/17/2017 at 10:42 (366 days old) by Ultralux88 (Denver, Colorado)        

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The first thing I'd look at is the cam lever, best case that area needs a light oiling, the gear and cog thing that rides on the shaft are sintered bronze, so it absorbs oil and self-lubricates. If its dry, when the cam lever is holding the cog out of the gear, it my squeak as it rubs, also it may be worn out, letting the cog rub against the gear, but usually this is more of a clicking sound.

Post# 381534 , Reply# 2   11/18/2017 at 09:17 (365 days old) by sptyks (Skowhegan, Maine)        

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I have also heard of the front wheels squeaking on some Kirby's. If that's the case, a little 3-in-One oil should take care of the problem.



Post# 382013 , Reply# 3   12/1/2017 at 06:50 (352 days old) by Dkeck (ohio)        

Thanks! Oiling the cam lever fixed the noise.

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