Thread Number: 37874  /  Tag: 50s/60s/70s Vacuum Cleaners
Kirby Sanitronic D80 Motor Housing Disassembly
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Post# 403725   1/7/2019 at 19:41 by Kaijuo (Independence)        

Hello, My name is Kevin and I'm new to the forum. I recently purchased a D80 and the spring for the handle is not working. I pulled the four screws that hold the shroud on around the motor but the shroud would not come off. I'm guessing there may be a clip or something holding it on? I would rather ask than to force it. Can anyone tell me what is keeping the shroud from coming off?
Thank you in advance,

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Post# 403728 , Reply# 1   1/7/2019 at 20:31 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Your close.
The green power button pull up. Once that's off you can get rear housing off.

Post# 403729 , Reply# 2   1/7/2019 at 20:38 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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While checking spring maybe check make sure carbon brushes are good.
The carbon brushes are in black housing. They have a silver clip holding them to housing. The plastic clear caps come off. Then there is a green wire and a black wire. The end of wires is a v clipped item you push those out the sides.
I could tell you more but one at a time. Don't mess with electrical power switch. There touchy little suckers.
Good luck.

Post# 403734 , Reply# 3   1/7/2019 at 22:22 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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I'm sure it worked.

Post# 403735 , Reply# 4   1/7/2019 at 22:37 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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Welcome to VacuumLand!

Here is my Dual Sanitronic 80.

And if you ever run into a problem with getting the motor to run again following re-assembly, please check out this thread started by Bill (vaclab):


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