Thread Number: 43808  /  Tag: 50s/60s/70s Vacuum Cleaners
Kirby 1CR armature/shaft moves horizontally
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Post# 457073   9/27/2022 at 07:07 by superocd (PNW US)        

If you pull on the shaft the cooling fan behind the bearing plate touches the bearing plate. Bearings are new. What gives?

Post# 457093 , Reply# 1   9/27/2022 at 17:48 by texaskirbyguy (Plano, TX)        

Which bearing part numbers did you use?
Which direction were the bearings installed? The bearings in this model have a correct way to install and this is the last model like that.


Post# 457094 , Reply# 2   9/27/2022 at 18:20 by repairman (Woodridge, IL)        

You need the 1160 bearing for the front and the shoulder faces toward the cooling fan as shown in the picture below. They have since updated the bearing plate to use the newer style bearing found in the Omega all the way to the G-Series. The 1CR was the last Kirby unit to use the shouldered bearings.

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Post# 457100 , Reply# 3   9/27/2022 at 21:30 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
superocd

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Mike (repairman) is right. If you need to get a new front bearing plate for this in the future, order part no. 116884 which will use the current style 116073 front bearing.

~Ben



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