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how are Sentria years identified
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Post# 392973   6/7/2018 at 21:59 (227 days old) by jheissjr (USA)        

Several Sentria versions were made from 2007 to 2010. A007kirbyman provided a good list of the differences between the years. How is the manufactured year identified from the bottom label?

2007 xx ~~ New Handi-Butler discontinued
2007 xx ~~ Redesigned Zipp Brush (only recently released due to prior inventory)
2008 02 ~~ Two (2) New Pet Owner Brushrolls introduced (G3/4 & G5/G10)
2008 12 ~~ Polymer base pan
2008 12 ~~ "F" style bag top adaptor & bags
2009 12 ~~ Straight zipper
2010 09 ~~ New style Mini Em-TorŪ
2010 11 ~~ New LED headlight, circuit board & harness assy

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Post# 393073 , Reply# 1   6/10/2018 at 11:48 (224 days old) by sptyks (Skowhegan, Maine)        
Date of manufacture...

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There is nothing on the base plate label that indicates date of manufacture.


The Kirby Sentria was made from 2006 to 2012.


The date of manufacture is determined by the serial number stamped into the metal motor housing just above where the mini emptor connects to the exhaust port.


Example:  2110702356


First digit 2 = plant code

Second and Third digits 11 = Year of manufacture. In this case it's 2011

Fourth and Fifth digits 07 = Month of manufacture. In this case it's July

Sixth thru Tenth digits = number of machines made so far that month. In this case it's 02356 or the 2 thousandth 3 hundred and fifty sixth machine made so far in the month of July 2011.


Hope this helps you to decipher the date of manufacture of any Kirby from the Heritage II up to and including the Avalir.



Post# 393075 , Reply# 2   6/10/2018 at 13:42 (224 days old) by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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That would mean my Sentria came off the line in June 2008.

Post# 393088 , Reply# 3   6/10/2018 at 23:30 (224 days old) by jheissjr (USA)        

Just what I needed, thanks sptyks.

The Mini Em-Tor motor was installed in 2010 through 2012 Sentrias. Can a Mini Em-Tor be installed in 2006 to 2009 Sentrias? Is it worth the upgrade?

Post# 393094 , Reply# 4   6/11/2018 at 08:42 (224 days old) by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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Yes, but the colors won't match.

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