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Old Kirby Wheel Replacement
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Post# 465595   8/28/2023 at 01:39 by Kirbyrama (Pennsylvania)        

I just recently replaced the wheels on my 519 Kirby. I put wheel extension screws on the front with black large wheels which turn easily. The rear wheels are designed different from the original , but do not turn with the screws completely on.
What is the size and type of screw for the rear wheels? I would like to find this size screws , but slightly longer, at Lowe's.

Post# 465596 , Reply# 1   8/28/2023 at 02:17 by repairman (Woodridge, IL)        

What wheels are you using in the rear? Pictures would help.

Post# 465619 , Reply# 2   8/28/2023 at 19:41 by Kirbyrama (Pennsylvania)        
Old Kirby Wheel Replacement

To repairman,
I used a small hacksaw and cut off the axle ends of the wheels and used 5/16 flat washers. if I tighten the screws all the way , the wheels will not turn.
I would like to find that type of screw , but longer.

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Post# 465621 , Reply# 3   8/28/2023 at 20:35 by repairman (Woodridge, IL)        

Those are the rear wheels for the 1CR, Classic Omega, and Classic III. They're slightly wider. As far as I know, you can still get tan wheels (132062) or green wheels (132067).

Post# 465630 , Reply# 4   8/28/2023 at 23:45 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Can paint a tan or green wheel black. The other alternative is get 2 more extension screws and put wide black wheels on the rear. If you get a longer screw its going to show threads and its going to look like poop. If you like narrow wheels paint tan or green wheels. If you like wide wheels get 2 more screw extensions and get 2 more wide wheels.
The wheels on there now are made for 16 inch machines and the look goofy with the lip on them.

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