Thread Number: 35543  /  Tag: 80s/90s Vacuum Cleaners
Kirby g3
[Down to Last]

Vacuumland's exclusive eBay Watch:
scroll >>> for more items
Post# 381917   11/28/2017 at 22:40 (322 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

lesinutah's profile picture
I know there is a quick fix for this I read about here. The handle lock is not stopping handle until vacuum is almost flat. Almost parallel to the floor. I know would like to lock close to 90 or 45 degrees not 180 degrees.

Post# 381922 , Reply# 1   11/28/2017 at 23:39 (322 days old) by human (Pines of Carolina)        

human's profile picture
Kirby handles don't actually lock. They're just held up by spring tension. Sometimes those springs get weak. The spring may need to be tightened or replaced

Post# 382232 , Reply# 2   12/6/2017 at 08:30 (314 days old) by chicagomike (Plover, WI)        

chicagomike's profile picture

If it has original handle fork assembly, there is a lever you pull/push in and out to set the handle lock/stop/tilt position.  Post a picture so we can see the handle fork, front, side back.

  View Full Size

Forum Index:       Other Forums:                      

Comes to the Rescue!

Woops, Time to Check the Bag!!!
Either you need to change your vacuum bag or you forgot to LOG-IN?

Discuss-O-MAT Log-In

New Members
Click Here To Sign Up.

Discuss-o-Mat Forums
Vintage Brochures, Service and Owners Manuals
Fun Vintage Washer Ephemera
See It Wash!
Video Downloads
Audio Downloads
Picture of the Day
Patent of the Day
Photos of our Collections
The Old Aberdeen Farm
Vintage Service Manuals
Vintage washer/dryer/dishwasher to sell?
Technical/service questions?
Looking for Parts?
Website related questions?
Digital Millennium Copyright Act Policy
Our Privacy Policy