Thread Number: 44365  /  Tag: Recent Vacuum Cleaners from past 20 years
Does a Kirby Sentra emptor fit a G5?
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Post# 461775   3/27/2023 at 05:32 (394 days old) by Glendale (Eastbourne )        

I have a Kirby G5 and understood that Kirby emptors fit each other. I have a Sentria emptor and bag but it does not seem to fit. I cannot turn it all the way to the final position to push in the switch button. Any help or ideas please?

Post# 461794 , Reply# 1   3/27/2023 at 19:14 (394 days old) by human (Pines of Carolina)        
Should fit...

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I think the G series, Sentria and Avalir emptors are all interchangeable. I've seen pictures of Avalir emptors on earlier machines like the Gsix, and I have a G7 bag assembly on my G5. It fits like a glove. The only thing that comes to mind is to make sure there isn't a bunch of dirt where the two pieces come together.

Post# 461797 , Reply# 2   3/27/2023 at 19:55 (394 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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G series all have the same size exhaust port and emtors are interchangeable.

Post# 461811 , Reply# 3   3/28/2023 at 09:40 (393 days old) by texaskirbyguy (Plano, TX)        

The emtor on my G6 is very difficult to get twisted on all the way.
If you have some silicon grease (or a car interior protectant with silicon), put a very small amount on the sealing gasket to reduce friction and it should pop right on. Do not use petroleum based oil/grease as it will deteriorate the seal.

Post# 461829 , Reply# 4   3/28/2023 at 14:34 (393 days old) by huskyvacs (Gnaw Bone, Indiana)        

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When putting the emptor on, sometimes they need to be hit into place until they lock in. It's a very tight fit.

All G-series parts are interchangeable with the Sentria and Avalir and vice-versa. However with the Sentria forward, you will face styling incompatibility with the parts, due to the streamlined shape of the newer models.

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