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My 1st Rug Renovator!
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Post# 395158   7/17/2018 at 18:46 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Hi everybody so I brought a nice conditioned Kirby Rug Renovator Kit on eBay and I brought this particular one for my Classic Omega (hopefully get it working again), and my Classic III. This one has 3 hooks on the back and it looks the same as the Classic Omega and III so I would love to give this attachment a try and I also used the carpet fluffer/floor polisher on the Classic III and it was amazing! I do have a lil problem, Iím trying to place in a new belt for the shampoo nozzle and Iím having bit of a trouble removing the brushroll off. The screw is supposed to come off along with the rubber piece so if anyone knows about removing the brushroll off the Rug Renovator I would love to use the shampoo part for the first time. Thank u!

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Post# 395180 , Reply# 1   7/18/2018 at 00:43 by TheSpiritOf76 ()        
This set is for a...

Heritage II, Legend, or Legend II. Will not fit the Omega or Classic III.

Go to Kirby's webpage and look up the owners manuals on how to change the belt.

Post# 395181 , Reply# 2   7/18/2018 at 01:24 by rivstg1 (colorado springs)        
you may have to

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put screw drivers in both ends of the brushroll....and one of the screws will release faster than than the other. Remove one, pull away the brushroll from the shampooer, and put the new belt on. Reverse the process to put together, you may have to use a toothpic or pick to align the shafter that runs thru the brushroll ( looking at it from the end piece) so that you can screw the screw/rubber guard back in.

Post# 395217 , Reply# 3   7/18/2018 at 13:16 by a007kirbyman (--->> Originally My Mom <<--- (now Wisconsin))        
Jason, Gabriel & HII RR as shown...

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Hey Jason,

"...Will not fit the Omega or Classic III..."

I am curious, would you please explain why the Rug Renovator (as pictured) will NOT work on Gabriel's Kirby Omega???

Hey Gabriel,

Congrats on acquiring the Kirby Rug Renovator Kit.

Cheers & hagn all,


Post# 395219 , Reply# 4   7/18/2018 at 13:43 by Kirbysthebest (Wichita, KS)        
"...Will not fit the Omega or Classic III..."

It may fit, but the question would be, would it depress the Safety Speed Selector switch on these models. The Switch on the Heritage and Legend models are not on the attachment bar, but the fan case.

The picture you show looks like it may have a depression to press the switch on the attachment bar, just a matter of trying it, I would guess.

Post# 395236 , Reply# 5   7/18/2018 at 18:53 by TheSpiritOf76 ()        
1st off...My name is Jae....

2nd off. The safety switch on a Classic omega and on a Heritage II are in two totally different configurations. So thus, this Rug renovator set is not suitable for a Classic Omega.

Post# 395241 , Reply# 6   7/18/2018 at 21:43 by kirby519 (Wisconsin)        

The head you need looks like the blue one. It is from a Tradition model that has the same attaching lug configuration as seen on that one.

The Black head is from my Heritage II. If you look closely at both pictures you will see the Black head lacks the 3rd attaching lug close to the center of the fan opening. That lug depresses the safety switch on the Omega, Classic III and Tradition Models.

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Post# 395245 , Reply# 7   7/18/2018 at 23:30 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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The only Rug Renovator/Miracle Head casting that will work across the Heritage/Legend series and the Classic Omega to Tradition would be the one for the Heritage 1HD.


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Post# 395251 , Reply# 8   7/19/2018 at 06:24 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Post# 395252 , Reply# 9   7/19/2018 at 06:25 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Post# 395288 , Reply# 10   7/19/2018 at 16:20 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
My Kirby Classic III with Heritage Renovation Group Casting

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Set up in "Miracle Head" (floor polisher) mode...



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Post# 395296 , Reply# 11   7/19/2018 at 17:44 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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KirbyClassicIII, your Classic III looks pretty nice, not everything has to be perfect. 👍

Post# 395298 , Reply# 12   7/19/2018 at 17:46 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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Thank you!



Post# 395361 , Reply# 13   7/20/2018 at 19:26 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
My Classic III as Shampooer...

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Again using the 1HD Heritage Renovation Group casting...



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Post# 395371 , Reply# 14   7/21/2018 at 00:22 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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KirbyClassicIII, very nice! I want most of my Kirby attachments to be black.

Post# 395372 , Reply# 15   7/21/2018 at 00:38 by rivstg1 (colorado springs)        
color matching

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I've developed a color obsession ....I want each of my Kirby' have the matching attachments. Its serious overkill....but I rotate the vacuums (for use) and...just like it when everything matches! haha. I"m NOT like that in general how do I explain that??? Classic III with all attachments....1-cr with all except Shampooer, Dual Sanitronic with 90% matching....see, its bugging me that I'm missing the crevice tool....I would rarely use it, but I want to complete the set!! haha. arggghhhhh

Post# 395373 , Reply# 16   7/21/2018 at 00:59 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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Thank you!


As to finding black tools, that shouldn't be much of a problem these days, considering black is pretty much the only color Kirby offers for attachments for all its older (pre-Generation 3) machines. Among them that you want for your Classic Omega is the hose (part no. 223666) whose universal suction coupler will trigger the speed switches on all Kirbys ranging from the 516 up to the 3CB Tradition, and then buy the Heritage II tools to compliment that.


There were numerous other Kirbys in black: in addition to the Heritage II (and the 1987-89 Legend refreshing), the very first Kirbys were also black, including the inaugural product to carry the Kirby name, the 1934 model C, and its successors the 2C (1939-40), 3C (1940-41), 4C (1941-42) and 505 (1945-48), and the Gsix and Avalir among the present-day Kirbys.


And here are some pictures of my 1987 Heritage II with the shake-out bag (seen with both the standard 16" nozzle and the less-common 13" nozzle). It was not original to this serial number, because when I first got it, it had the long 6" rear axle specific to the common Mini Emtor setup. And while I wanted an actual black hammertoned Sani Emtor for the shake out bag so as to match with the rest of the trim, they are deemed extremely rare these days so I settled for an aluminum one, which came from a Classic 1CR.



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