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Post# 403268   12/29/2018 at 12:01 by repairman (Stickney, IL)        

I haven't seen one of these in a while. It looks like it will need some work though.

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Post# 403293 , Reply# 1   12/29/2018 at 22:49 by Lesinutah (Utah)        
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I messaged seller for the vacuum. They sent pic showing it's original.
Les


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Post# 403296 , Reply# 2   12/29/2018 at 23:41 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
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The problem of the cleaner not running could lie with either the speed switch or the carbon brushes.

~Ben


Post# 403302 , Reply# 3   12/30/2018 at 00:42 by Lesinutah (Utah)        
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The bag is not on right and nozzle on left looks off. Notice the belt lifter. Everything might work but brush isn't spinning. It could be safety switch. Carbon brush it would turn on and sound terrible. I'd bet you put nozzle on made sure belt engages it would start right up. I think it's sellers error it should work assembled properly. Heritage switches are not prone to malfunction very rare.
Les
PS this vacuum is going to sale for a couple hundred dollars. Amazing ebs and flows of vacuum sales.


Post# 403310 , Reply# 4   12/30/2018 at 11:26 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
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Les,

Bad carbon brushes would also cause the motor to produce sparks.

~Ben


Post# 403391 , Reply# 5   12/31/2018 at 20:01 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
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Les,

I already knew, too, about the belt lifter being in the wrong position. Storing it in the "off" position would also shorten the life of the belt, which if you decide to use it would then cause it to slip.

~Ben


Post# 403398 , Reply# 6   1/1/2019 at 00:31 by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana)        

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My Kirby Heritage II base model had the same issue. It is for sure the safety switch. Just spray with contact cleaner and work it manually with a flat screwdriver and it should free it up enough to make contact again. When it is not engaged, it can develop surface rusting on both sides of the relay switch and then not make contact when depressed.

Here's mine after I got the switch freed -






Post# 403404 , Reply# 7   1/1/2019 at 08:38 by got2bjennyg (Brunswick, Ohio, USA)        
Heritage II and Legend models have been spendy in my area

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I've been trying to find a decent, fairly priced Heritage II or Legend in my area. $125 and up.... Meanwhile, I can get a really nice Availir for about the same price.


Post# 403484 , Reply# 8   1/2/2019 at 19:24 by Lesinutah (Utah)        
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I had seller post pictures of the 13" inch nozzle. I gave them directions on how to start. I basically said make sure belt lifter you can read heritage. They emailed me back the vacuum started up. This is a 13" heritage 2. I did say get an avalir but this 13 inch heritage is probably the best Kirby cleaning they have ever made.
The newer vacuums since 1970 all have 16 inch nozzle. They are wider bodied and bigger motor. This motor along with 13" nozzle is only vacuum that would outperform my d80.
The d80 arguably has best they made. This is the exception. It's rare and with heritage wheel carriage it can reach all 7 adjustments. It normally has 8 but heritage has micro matic to touch that they basically put a notch in because vacuums on first setting ate rugs.
I know most will agree this has no transmission but the cleaning this vacuum can do no other vacuum can beat.
If you ever watch you tube they have Kirby versus wars. You will notice the d80 doesn't lose. This probably would win. Ben and Chris could do this battle but wider stance and a little more more cfm it would win.
I dare say with this you would enjoy vacuuming.
Les


Post# 403488 , Reply# 9   1/2/2019 at 20:05 by Lesinutah (Utah)        
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I believe she has to relist it as the machine works. It is a vacuum I'd highly consider.
Les


Post# 403490 , Reply# 10   1/2/2019 at 20:27 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
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Les,

 

Kirby brought back the 13" nozzle option during the sales run of the 1HD Heritage, which was in early 1983. And it did last through the Legend II in 1990, though I do not have a picture of that last one, though.

 

~Ben


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Post# 403491 , Reply# 11   1/2/2019 at 20:51 by Lesinutah (Utah)        
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That is awesome. Does the h13 reach all adjustments the d80 didn't?

Les
I live black on black it's nice.


Post# 403497 , Reply# 12   1/2/2019 at 22:04 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
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Les,

 

Yes. With models D80 and back, you only had to go down about two clicks to get the nozzle sealed on your average carpet.

 

~Ben


Post# 403682 , Reply# 13   1/6/2019 at 22:53 by Lesinutah (Utah)        
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The small nozzle heritage 2 13 will be shipped tommorow addressed to me.
The seller really appreciated my help so if I paid shipping I could have it.
So I'm going to be proud owner of a heritage 2 13 vacuum. I got a 4 roll brush roll waiting. I also got amodel fan too. I got my tradition wheel assembly on d80 it just needs green wheels put on.
I can do an airflow test seeing if indeed the undisputed vs King d80 can be beat. I'm still pulling for d89 since it's one of my all time favorites. The heritage has I believe more power but it could be the same.
Les


Post# 403688 , Reply# 14   1/6/2019 at 23:15 by repairman (Stickney, IL)        
Lesinutah

I have a Heritage II Legend Bag topper (With Label) I'll sell you for $7.00 Plus Shipping if you need one.

Post# 403689 , Reply# 15   1/6/2019 at 23:22 by Lesinutah (Utah)        
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I have 3 or 4. Don't ask me how. I have some attachments I'm not quite sure. Heritage and legends I sale better and faster than anything else pre g series. I'll check attachments I may need those.
Les


Post# 403693 , Reply# 16   1/7/2019 at 00:19 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
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Les,

Speaking of different wheel assemblies on the D80, I again present you with the earliest D80 video that I made in 2014:




And I wish you great luck in fixing up that Heritage II 13" once it's in your hands! Here is a video of my grandparents' 1985 Heritage II wearing that size head:




~Ben


Post# 403727 , Reply# 17   1/7/2019 at 20:10 by Lesinutah (Utah)        
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Thanks for those videos. Very sweet vacuums. I have a video of my 509 I filmed but Android doesn't like windows 10.2.
I'm computer savvy but my heck I don't like new windows.
If I get free time I'm going to use my SSD hD yo boot windows some my computer isn't so slow.
But the 509 video is awesome. The 509 no bearing wind down good carbon brushes and it sounded like a brand new 69 year old machine. It's missing original bag but cord is good handle small foam chunk out. The handle as you know we're shoddy. I could fit it but it's original.
I'll try to upload to my you tube account this weekend.
I'm also going to try to finish d80 so after tune up on heritage I can compare the two. I'll get my k meter and see amps for each vacuum. I have a g series hose that will fit d80 and heritage. I can do airflow through hose.
My smashed box is still smashed so nozzle test not yet.
Very nice vacuums again glad you posted the pics of classic 3 on your d80 will help utilize vacuum and not tearing up the motor.
Les


Post# 403899 , Reply# 18   1/10/2019 at 18:46 by KirbyCollector (Columbus Ohio USA)        
I just got one

Today I saw this on eBay and decided to jump on it. I am very happy I found this. I wasnít sure Iíd find one. Not bad at $25 free shipping.

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Post# 403904 , Reply# 19   1/10/2019 at 20:43 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
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Thom,

Congratulations! Here's mine.

~Ben


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Post# 403908 , Reply# 20   1/10/2019 at 22:44 by Lesinutah (Utah)        
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I put tradition axle and green wheels on d80. The pic I have 519 motor housing cover with wide wheels. I realized when using extender screws with wide wheels toe touch flexed left wheel in meeting stabilization. I put tradition axle with green wheels and wide wheels I'm using on all blue conversion. That there is only one setup that is the best for d80. The tradition axle wide front wheels and back the machine is level and lowering nozzle it's only set up the nozzle plate hits carpet everywhere. Only wide front balance is off from the back. Big back wheels small front you basically get front heavy lean like muscle cars. Extender screws flex not balance. It seals and it's level and wide tires gives great balance. This making it most efficient way


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Post# 403914 , Reply# 21   1/11/2019 at 00:09 by rivstg1 (colorado springs)        
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frankenkirby for sure!!!!!


Post# 403937 , Reply# 22   1/11/2019 at 12:44 by Lesinutah (Utah)        
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I don't feaux it. I'm not spelled correctly but no suggestions on auto correct. My d80, is all green. My 519 all blue. I'm Frankenstein it but common sense. The 519 I just have parts for a vacuum so I bought blue it's a 519 tradition.
It's having parts making it functional.
But wider axle does help in my opinion.
Les


Post# 403956 , Reply# 23   1/11/2019 at 20:39 by Lesinutah (Utah)        
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I watched your videos again. I must say holy cow your vacuums are in awesome running condition. You can just hear metal humming on d80 fan. The heritage sounds kind of like a jet motor sucking in air. Those vacuums sound very solid. I'd hope mine may sound similar. My 2 traditions sound like that and both legend 2 sort of but the wider nozzle not as much air. Very nice. I also have magic finger sticker on I bought belt lifter NOS never opened and it's going on nozzle. I already attached front wheels back wheels are not on yet but very sweet video.
Les


Post# 403973 , Reply# 24   1/12/2019 at 15:42 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
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Les,

When I made that first video of my D80, at the time, the motor sounded like as though either one or both the internal motor bearings were dry. I had them be replaced in 2016, so if you watch this video, it sounds less dry than before:



(skip between 0:36 and 1:46 to watch cleaner in hose mode)

~Ben


Post# 403991 , Reply# 25   1/12/2019 at 23:52 by Lesinutah (Utah)        
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Uh I'd didn't sound dry. My d80 sounds dry on my video holy cow. The video is awesome I can't tell much of a difference. Do you have metal fan on d80. Do you have amodel on your grandparents heritage.
I'm about to post a bunch of pics of com vac and American Lincoln. I took it completely apart so you see every part. I have not analyzed any. I just have them saved I'm thinking heritage motor and single speed coil d89 bearing plate . I have pics.


Post# 404005 , Reply# 26   1/13/2019 at 11:28 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
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Les,

Yes, my D80 still has the metal fan.

As to my grandparents' 1985 Heritage II, no, but it is the similar 11-blade gray Lexan fan.

I saw all your Super-Sweep disassembly pictures and, I noticed the armature is exactly the same one used on the D80 (part number 114967), while the field coil was unique to your machine (part number 103977). Bearing plate is exactly the same, too.

~Ben


Post# 404036 , Reply# 27   1/13/2019 at 18:32 by Lesinutah (Utah)        
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I'm not sure who made Kirby's motors and coils. I know it switched between lamb and ge. I know switch was during d50 or d80 that is why I had issues w d80s before. I don't know but the coil looks similar to my early nineties 6 amp royal. Im thinking coils for royal and Kirby single speed made by same company any my guess is ametech lamb. Just a guess.
Les


Post# 404109 , Reply# 28   1/15/2019 at 07:11 by KirbyCollector (Columbus Ohio USA)        

I just got my 13 inch Nozzle. I borrowed the belt off my heritage IIís Standard 16 inch nozzle. I am very satisfied with it. It seems to groom the carpet better, and it actually cleaned my carpet, more in depth than the standard nozzle. Plus you can Vacuum narrower spaces. I love it!









Post# 404137 , Reply# 29   1/15/2019 at 21:12 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
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Les,

I forgot to say that this was the very first video I made of my small head Heritage II nozzle. It is being demo'ed on my grandparents' 1985 Heritage II. Filmed on September 18, 2014:




~Ben




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