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My Two Kirby Classic 1CRs!
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Post# 385858   2/11/2018 at 21:53 (249 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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Thank you Pam (seijun) for letting me have both of these two Kirby Classic 1CRs!

This completes my Kirby Classic trilogy!

~Ben


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Post# 385860 , Reply# 1   2/11/2018 at 22:21 (249 days old) by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana)        

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Nice ones! I have one myself but it's in terrible shape and has a motor vibration/noise issue. In summer I'll probably ask around here on how to do a general disassembly and motor tune up on one.

Post# 385865 , Reply# 2   2/11/2018 at 23:26 (249 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
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This video is yours, right?




I do hope you can get that motor fixed!

First thing I can think of is: buy a new plastic fan kit (119078S).

~Ben


Post# 385866 , Reply# 3   2/11/2018 at 23:28 (249 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
A Temporary Fix

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Here's what I did to my 1972 Classic 1CR: use the Legend II Mini Emtor assembly with the Classic III bag cap!

I did this because many of you here say the F&G bag conversion kit does no favors for machines like this one.

~Ben


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Post# 385869 , Reply# 4   2/12/2018 at 00:54 (249 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Kirby in the video---Blown fan-keep using it that way and you will blow the bearings.

Post# 385870 , Reply# 5   2/12/2018 at 00:57 (249 days old) by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana)        
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Yes that is a very very old video of mine from 8 years ago. It has not been touched since that video was filmed. I was dumber back then and didn't know much about vacuums at all. I'm more of a handyman now at age 25 so it's good I still have it to play around with at learning motor repair. It seems to be the ugly duckling of Kirby collectors, I rarely see these sell on eBay. The last two I seen that went unsold in November 2017 had 0 bids. Been getting into the hobby since last fall, it's just I don;t have a clean workbench right now to work on them, that and it's too cold out.

Post# 385871 , Reply# 6   2/12/2018 at 01:00 (249 days old) by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana)        

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Also those videos will be left alone where they are at on my main channel as the yare already well-established, but I made a new Youtube channel on Jan. 1 using my username I have here to upload any future vacuum videos I do. It's empty right now but I hope to build it up soon with vids.




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