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Kirby G5 Handle Question
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Post# 403894   1/10/2019 at 16:04 by Louvac (A)        

Hey Guys!

Picked up a Kirby G5 the other day for $20. It's an 8.5 out of 10-just needs a good cleaning. I don't have a G5 in my collection that is all cleaned and shiny though I have several of them waiting in the wings.

My question is this: Did Kirby change the screw for the handle back plate to a black screw/washer type fastener on THIS model? In other words, it doesn't have the plastic screw in the matching color of the handle to hold the plate on.





Post# 403897 , Reply# 1   1/10/2019 at 17:28 by relhall ()        

I checked two - both had that black screw/washer rather than a cute, colored cap ...

Post# 403903 , Reply# 2   1/10/2019 at 20:38 by Louvac (A)        

Thanks Robert for Checking


Post# 403917 , Reply# 3   1/11/2019 at 01:33 by rivstg1 (colorado springs)        
mine too

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I noticed that as well previously, wondered if it was just this model, seems like a step backwards.


Post# 403923 , Reply# 4   1/11/2019 at 07:32 by Louvac (A)        
Regarding the metal black screw...

I thought the same! Seems like they were trying to cut corners somewhere. OR, it could have been a supply/manufacturing issue that needed another alternative.

Post# 403926 , Reply# 5   1/11/2019 at 08:30 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
The all plastic matching screw first seen on G-3s--

--would often break off leaving the threaded portion, that was somewhat difficult to dig out, in the metal handle.The all metal screw solved this.

Post# 403932 , Reply# 6   1/11/2019 at 10:53 by Louvac (A)        
So, ...

So, you mean to say that all of them came with the matching plastic screw but once broken off were replaced with the metal black washer/screw?

Post# 403933 , Reply# 7   1/11/2019 at 10:53 by Louvac (A)        
So, ...

So, you mean to say that all of them came with the matching plastic screw but once broken off were replaced with the metal black washer/screw?




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