Thread Number: 36258  /  Tag: 80s/90s Vacuum Cleaners
Broken Kirby G3 Bag Topper
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Post# 388817   3/23/2018 at 11:15 (262 days old) by KirbVacsRock (California)        

Hi, I recently was given a Kirby G3, and unfortunately the bag clip was broken. Can I replace the clip? If so where can I buy one? Id like to keep the original bag on it.

Post# 388819 , Reply# 1   3/23/2018 at 11:57 (262 days old) by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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Are you talking about the plastic piece that snaps into the arm that comes out from the handle? I think that's a commodity item you might be able to get at an outdoor supplier that sells parts to fix backpacks or a luggage repair place could maybe even do the repair for you. The trick to replacing it will likely be ripping out the stitching holding it in place and then sewing it back. With cost, keep in mind that a replacement bag can be had on eBay for around $40, give or take.

Post# 388860 , Reply# 2   3/23/2018 at 21:00 (262 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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I put a wooden dowel on top of the bag attached a spring rubber band which ever you choose. When you put dowel on top of the bag use silicone or adhesive material to hold into place. On the dowel through top of the bag I used a paper clip attached to the dowel. It was siliconed in place. It worked and when siliconing make sure seal top hole in bag so no air gets inside fabric bag. I remember I could not find anything I made my own.

Post# 389123 , Reply# 3   3/26/2018 at 18:07 (259 days old) by 2011hoover700 (owosso michigan)        

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@KirbVacsRock if you still have your broken tab and want to part with it how much can I give you for it?
And if not no worries.

Post# 389494 , Reply# 4   3/30/2018 at 22:22 (255 days old) by mariotron (Texas )        
Here ya go!

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It's the closest color i could find to matching a G3.


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