Thread Number: 44783  /  Tag: 50s/60s/70s Vacuum Cleaners
Will D50 motor housing fit 562?
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Post# 465157   8/7/2023 at 13:36 by gardenweasel (philadelphia)        

I recently inherited my grandma's Kirby Sanitronic 562 that I've been playing with literally my whole life, and I'm now making it into more of a daily driver. I got a mini-emptor and a Heritage II bag, and that's working out great.

Unfortunately the handle spring is broken and I hear that's kind of an awful job - but there's a D50 motor housing with a good spring on eBay. Is there any reason a D50 rear housing won't fit on my 562? They certainly look the same but I wasn't sure if there might be some incompatible screw holes or anything like that.

I figured that might be easier than trying to fix the spring, at least for right now.

Post# 465160 , Reply# 1   8/7/2023 at 15:35 by myvacsrock (USA)        

That housing will fit your machine. 

Feel free to reach out if you ever want someone to make it gorgeous!

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Post# 465166 , Reply# 2   8/7/2023 at 19:28 by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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That's a very nice looking DS50 Kyle! Out of curiosity, have you ever restored a 512 before?

Post# 465169 , Reply# 3   8/7/2023 at 23:37 by myvacsrock (USA)        

Not specifically a 512Ö but that style model, yes. Many.
I have a 513 restoration coming up that Iíll be posting here :)

Post# 465186 , Reply# 4   8/8/2023 at 15:25 by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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I'm looking forward to see how the 513 turns out! I have a 512 that I originally thought of sending over to Kirby for a factory rebuild until I saw they recently changed their prices so I'll be looking to have somebody else do mine instead;)

Post# 465219 , Reply# 5   8/10/2023 at 11:52 by gardenweasel (philadelphia)        

Thanks all! I ordered the part and hopefully it does the trick. I appreciate the confirmation that it will fit.

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