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Post# 385338   2/3/2018 at 16:48 (258 days old) by Kirby27 (United States )        

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So I found a g4 for sale online it seems to be in great condition. It comes with some attachments, but not all. I found a full set of attachments on CL for free(including the sander.) the vacuum is listed for 80 but they can go down. Good deal?


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Post# 385360 , Reply# 1   2/4/2018 at 02:08 (257 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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The g4i is a great Machine. I would not get extra attachments. You have hose extensions and zip brush. I have a g4 g6 2 sentrias. I got attachments for sentria and I have never used them. There nice but don't help Resale I wouldn't waste money. I would buy shampoo kit. This helps add value to your vacuum and its practical and easy to use. Just my 2 cents.

Post# 385362 , Reply# 2   2/4/2018 at 07:12 (257 days old) by Kirby27 (United States )        

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I know. I was contemplating and weather to get the attachments or not. I already have a Sentria and a tradition. Both have a full set of attachments. I could probably use the sentria attachments for this one.

Thanks, Reece

Post# 385370 , Reply# 3   2/4/2018 at 10:05 (257 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Your welcome
I had issues with the tech drive slipping. I think k g3 and g4 have different tyranny gear ratios than newer models. I paid 60 to get serviced. They fixed tech drive and changed carbon brushes. Ever since getting it serviced it works just as good as sentria. So if any issues I'd get it serviced. If it's already been serviced or it works fine your set. The g4 is a beast. Your sentria accessories will work on it I believe. If not no big deal.
Your welcome hope your g4 is a beast also. The pics look like they took care of it.

Post# 385406 , Reply# 4   2/4/2018 at 18:42 (257 days old) by Kirby27 (United States )        

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Thank you so much for the info. I knew the G3 had a different ratio tranny but had no idea the G4 had one too. It will be interesting to compare this one to my Sentria. With the tech drive and all. Any other information on the G4 would be greatly appreciated.


Post# 385418 , Reply# 5   2/4/2018 at 21:13 (256 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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I know not to pick up nuts and bolts. I picked mine up for 20 bucks and the people who owned it were idiots. Carbon brushes were bad sparking. It was missing a few screws. I took it apart put a new fan brush roll fill tube cord and took it in to get missing screws replaced carbon brushes changed. It was the first kirby I ever bought. It runs like a brand new vacuum floats across the floor tons of power. It's 3rd favorite kirby. My 505 is first d80 2nd g4 3rd and My favorite g series by far I love the color scheme alot better than white g3. I recently bought a 50 ft sentria cord and put it on my g4. It's great not having to unplug it. The Zipp brush I love too only thing cleans up our golden labs fur off stairs with almost no ply and our couch. It started my kirby obsession so be careful you may catch it too. Lol jk
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Post# 385419 , Reply# 6   2/4/2018 at 21:20 (256 days old) by kirby519 (Wisconsin)        

I don't think attachments that mount to the fan case of the machine are inner changeable on this model or some in the G4 Run. Like the Kirby Classic with the rim around the fan case attachments were not inner changeable. Attachments that connect to the end of the hose are inner changeable for all models.

I knew some one with the G4 and the mounting bar and Lugs are in a different position. At least they were on that machine. You had to mount the head in a little different fashion to clear the motor shaft. I have a G4 in my collection I will try the hose from one of my other machines and see if they are inner changeable.

G5 and up attachments that attach to the fan case are inner changeable from model to model.

Post# 385426 , Reply# 7   2/4/2018 at 21:50 (256 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        
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He right about hose mount. G3 and g4 are interchangeable. G5 through sentria probably avalir are interchangeable. The hose will fit any g series attachments. You can use sentria attachments for hose on g4. You can't use shampooer on g4 from sentria.

Post# 385427 , Reply# 8   2/4/2018 at 21:55 (256 days old) by human (Pines of Carolina)        
This is a no-brainer...

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If the attachments are free, so what the hell? There's no reason not grab them. The only thing potentially incompatible would be the hose but you already have a hose that works with the G4 so you're covered, right?

Post# 385431 , Reply# 9   2/4/2018 at 22:00 (256 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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He mentioned it came with attachments but not all. He was asking if he should get a full set off Craigslist.
But with the hose most attachments from sentria will work on g4. So no reason to spend more money on items he has already.

Post# 385440 , Reply# 10   2/4/2018 at 22:50 (256 days old) by human (Pines of Carolina)        
It's the proverbial bird in the hand...

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Exactly. The OP stated the set of attachments on CL is FREE, so he's not spending more money to get them. If he were actually having to shell out cash for them, that would be a different story entirely. Besides, he can sell off what he doesn't need on eBay to offset the price of the G4. That's a win, win, win in my book.

Post# 385441 , Reply# 11   2/4/2018 at 22:53 (256 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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You are right my friend. If there free get them. I missed free part.

Post# 385458 , Reply# 12   2/5/2018 at 05:50 (256 days old) by Kirby27 (United States )        
Thanks for the info

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I aslo love the DS50 because of the way the Kirby logo lights up. I love the color.

Post# 385474 , Reply# 13   2/5/2018 at 17:33 (256 days old) by Kirby27 (United States )        

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Hereís the free attachments. Itís kinda odd that that it comes with the sander.

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Post# 385481 , Reply# 14   2/5/2018 at 20:15 (255 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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The sander is cool attachment. It sucks up the dust through hose. It's even better it's free.

Post# 385522 , Reply# 15   2/6/2018 at 12:03 (255 days old) by Kirby27 (United States )        

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Well I contacted the guy on the attachments but they were sold. Iíll find some for fee again at some point.

Post# 385540 , Reply# 16   2/6/2018 at 19:00 (254 days old) by Kirby27 (United States )        
I got it!!

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Hey guys!
I finally got the g4 today! I love it so far. Itís a great vacuum in great shape. There is no clicking in the tech drive system, the aluminum isnít even tarnished! It runs great, and the bag is in good condition. The only minor con is the headlamp it burned out. I ordered one on eBay and it should be here next week.
I am so happy!😀

Hereís the g4!with my other Kirbyís. this is only the start of my collection
The serial number is 897 so I am guessing it was made in August of 1997. Right before the g5!

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