Thread Number: 44470
/ Tag: 50s/60s/70s Vacuum Cleaners
Kirby 519 lubrication
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|Post# 462679   4/28/2023 at 13:42 by Electrolux10000 (Georgia)  || |
I'm sure this has been covered before, but my vac.knowledge is building.
Is there a link for lubricating the motor and other necessary components of a 519?
I have a vintage manual from a 517 ... clearly a different model ... but it states the vac. should be taken and serviced by Kirby professionals.
It can't be that difficult.
Thanks for any help.
|Post# 462696 , Reply# 1   4/28/2023 at 17:35 by Lesinutah (Utah)  || |
Isn't really lubrication points. The toe touch is a place you grease,handle spring mayor can spray there and maybe the wheel.
The motor bearing plate has a bearing you lubricate. The bottom of tge motor is a bearing you take out the armature and lube.
The 516 to 562 and sanitronic 7 had the same motor and internals are all the same.
You tube chicago Mike has a few videos on how to do all the bearings.
|Post# 462742 , Reply# 2   4/30/2023 at 03:38 by Electrolux10000 (Georgia)  || |
Can't find Chicago Mike anywhere on YouTube. I'm sure he's there somewhere.
What I get is: Kirby enthusiast ... Do you have a link for Mike?
|Post# 462772 , Reply# 3   4/30/2023 at 21:47 by Lesinutah (Utah)  || |
There's a few videos but instead of using a bearing puller you can use a socket. The videos are awesome.
CLICK HERE TO GO TO Lesinutah's LINK
|Post# 462781 , Reply# 4   5/1/2023 at 13:28 by texaskirbyguy (Plano, TX)  || |
Be sure to use silicon oil or grease on the wheels (or any plastic parts really).
Using petroleum based lube will deteriorate the plastic and the wheels will squawk even worse over time.
|Post# 462784 , Reply# 5   5/1/2023 at 15:19 by huskyvacs (Gnaw Bone, Indiana)  || |