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I bought an Avalir 2 :)
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Post# 391657   5/7/2018 at 22:18 by Mpbyrd (Connelly Springs, NC)        

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So today I was gonna stop and buy an Avalir 1 but I decided on the Avalir 2. I was unsure about the bag at first but it looks better to me in person. I love this machine and this is my first brand new Kirby purchase. It has a lifetime motor warranty and 3 years on everything else. The handle design is much better to me than my sentria 2. I think that is the biggest improvement overall.

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Post# 391669 , Reply# 1   5/8/2018 at 08:51 by JUJU93 (florida)        

very nice machine. From what I've read online its appearantly quieter than the previous model, is this true? Also can you post pics of what the attachments look like as well as the shampooer


Post# 391670 , Reply# 2   5/8/2018 at 09:01 by Mpbyrd (Connelly Springs, NC)        
The upgraded shampooer

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Thatís one reason I got it. Itís a much better design in my opinion and I like the dry foam system. I will post more pics on Thursday.

Post# 391672 , Reply# 3   5/8/2018 at 09:41 by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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I do like the handle

Post# 391679 , Reply# 4   5/8/2018 at 11:53 by vacuumdevil (Denver)        

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Can you post a video of it ?I'm curious what it sounds like. There was a rumor going around that they were going to put a brushless motor in that can you confirm or deny that?

Post# 391702 , Reply# 5   5/8/2018 at 17:55 by Mpbyrd (Connelly Springs, NC)        
It sounds almost identical to my sentria 2

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I do not believe they put a brushless motor in it. It Still has the classic Kirby sound. I will post a video Thursday.

Post# 391703 , Reply# 6   5/8/2018 at 17:57 by Mpbyrd (Connelly Springs, NC)        

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The handle design really does create a better feel than my previous Kirbyís. It also seems to be more sturdy than previous models.

Post# 391722 , Reply# 7   5/9/2018 at 01:45 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

The Avalir 2 DOES NOT have a brushless motor.

Post# 391749 , Reply# 8   5/9/2018 at 15:23 by Mpbyrd (Connelly Springs, NC)        

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I would rather replace carbon brushes any day that have to buy a circuit board that cost hundreds of dollars...

Post# 391752 , Reply# 9   5/9/2018 at 18:03 by human (Pines of Carolina)        
carbon brushes vs. circuit boards...

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Agreed. Carbon brushes = self-destruct systems.

Post# 391903 , Reply# 10   5/12/2018 at 15:54 by Mpbyrd (Connelly Springs, NC)        
More pics

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Im not sure how to post video links here...

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Post# 392013 , Reply# 11   5/16/2018 at 10:43 by sleepdoc (St. Louis, MO)        

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Congrats on your new Kirby! Love it!

Post# 392017 , Reply# 12   5/16/2018 at 12:22 by completenutt (West Hollywood, California)        

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It really is so gorgeous! OMG! What a machine!!

Post# 392076 , Reply# 13   5/18/2018 at 00:33 by vacuumdevil (Denver)        

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Somebody was saying that that came with a new style bare floor vacuum tool but that looks like the same old one they've been selling for years.

Can you confirm or deny that?

Post# 392097 , Reply# 14   5/18/2018 at 16:24 by Adambomb (Undisclosed )        

Same old, cheap, plastic combo floor tool

Post# 392150 , Reply# 15   5/20/2018 at 22:37 by JUJU93 (florida)        
avalir2 owners manual

im waiting for KIRBY to upload the DVD owners manual on their youtube page. Hopefully it'll be soon

Post# 392156 , Reply# 16   5/21/2018 at 06:14 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

My Avalir "1.2" was dropped off last night-the version with the red trim.It came with the cloth tool case.Will try it when I get home from work.

Post# 392160 , Reply# 17   5/21/2018 at 07:24 by godfreys_guy (Melbourne, Australia)        
Whoever has the avalir 2

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Did it come with the DVD?

Post# 392190 , Reply# 18   5/22/2018 at 00:47 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

My Avalir 2 and the Avalir "1.2" did not come with a DVD.

Post# 392203 , Reply# 19   5/22/2018 at 14:30 by Adambomb (Undisclosed )        

My new Avalir 2 did not come with a DVD either. The distributor I dealt with explained to me that Kirby will not produce DVDs anymore as the same material can be viewed on Kirby's website or on their YouTube channel.

Post# 392217 , Reply# 20   5/22/2018 at 22:10 by JUJU93 (florida)        

They probaby felt that it was cost saving by not producing physical copies of their DVDs, and not only that but they figured whats the point in producing it, if its gonna end up on our youtube channel. I hope they came up with a DVD for this model (AVALIR2) and that they're going to upload it on their youtube channel soon. I say this because their youtube page isnt updated so I can assume they haven't worked on that site yet. Because lets be honest the "How to videos" suck and I don't mean that disrespectfully. With an acctual dvd we get to see how the machine and attachments/accessories are used in a typical household seetings. With the "how to videos" on kirby's youtube/ website theyre way to brief and dont give much of a description.

Post# 394108 , Reply# 21   6/30/2018 at 17:48 by hmc1981 (St. Augustine, Florida)        
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Congrats on your new Kirby! Itís beautiful! Iíve always wanted a brand new one myself, just need to be in a position where I can drop that kind of money without breaking a sweat!

Anyhoo, just two days ago Iíve come the closest Iíve ever been to owning a brand new Kirby... Long story short, I was visiting a friend about 40 miles north of me and the ride home was a series of accidents... So, I took surface streets and saw a pawn shop and just had this itch to stop inside. Iím glad I did. A shiny, beautiful Avalir (red trim) was right there...going by serial number it was only 7 months old - and - $104! I bought it immediately, took it home, inspected everything (perfect). I also have a Sentria 2, and used to also have Tradition 3CB (sold it to a friend, she just wouldnít leave me alone about buying it). Sorry, Iím rambling on...

Anyway... I hope you are enjoying the Avalir 2! Iím going to try to attach a pic of my (almost new) find...

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Post# 394111 , Reply# 22   6/30/2018 at 18:50 by Mpbyrd (Connelly Springs, NC)        
Love the Sentria 2!

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I have one of those in the box. Thatís my favorite style model of the newer Kirbyís. I usually would never buy and new Kirby but couldnít resist the deal I got.

Post# 394186 , Reply# 23   7/2/2018 at 05:52 by moderneezer (Gatineau, Quebec, Canada)        

The Avalir 2 does look beautiful.

But i'd like to know if:
-the Avalir 2's made in USA;
-the 1 1/4 in. accessories of competing brands can get connected to the model's hose;
-the model is better-made than a Miele C3 canister with the power-head modeled SEB 236 or a Simplicity Power Team canister with the Tandem Air nozzle;
-you people think that the blue and black on the current design as well as the red and black on the predecessor are a nice change from all that gray on the other modern models (like the Sentria and Sentria 2) that you're fed up with.

Post# 394188 , Reply# 24   7/2/2018 at 06:09 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

The Avalir2 is made in the US.Feel the Kirby is better made than the Simplicity Tandem air canister.For the price you do better with the Kirby.I like BOTH the Blue-Black and red-Black.Using these in turn.I have the Tandem air canister.The bags for the canister need to be a thicker material.Got a few holes in one of the bags when I replaced it.Had to vacuum out the Simplicity bag compartment(Wonder).If the tools of competing brands are really 1.25" they should fit the Kirby and vice versa.

Post# 394195 , Reply# 25   7/2/2018 at 09:40 by sptyks (Skowhegan, Maine)        

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ALL Kirby's have always been made in either Cleveland Ohio or Andrews Texas USA including the current Avalir models.


The Kirby is definitely better made than any Miele! All Kirby's are made mostly of High Grade Aircraft Aluminum whereas all Miele's are made of plastic. Kirby designs and builds all of its own motors which are made to last a lifetime with only needing to replace worn brushes every decade or so. There are many 50 year old (and older) Kirby's still in use today. How many Miele's do you think will still be in use 50 years from now?



Post# 394199 , Reply# 26   7/2/2018 at 12:14 by moderneezer (Gatineau, Quebec, Canada)        

Tolivac, thank you for the information although it appears that you're uncertain if a 1 1/4 tool could be used with a Kirby.

Thank you too, Sptyks, for the info. I can't be certain if a Miele C3 canister would remain operational 50 years from now but I'm reconsidering my opinion.

Post# 394256 , Reply# 27   7/3/2018 at 00:44 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

I own several Mieles and several Sebos along with my Kirbys-in all respect the plastic used in the Sebo and Miele is high quality and the fit of the parts is very precise-and gasketed.Granted the Kirby will outlast them-but those canisters are better built than others except the Lux canisters.I don't like using the Kirby as a "canister" use the others instead.The Lux Platinum has an adaptor so the Kirby tools can fit it!I haven't tried the combo floor carpet flip tool on the Kirby wand,though.My Kirby rules the WW carpets in my place.The 1.25" tools won't fit on the Miele or Sebo.Have to use their tools and the Tools from these won't fit each other.

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