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Kirby Classic 3 trash find!!!
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Post# 107040   8/27/2010 at 20:26 (3,463 days old) by dustin (Jackson, MI)        

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Today I found one of the best trash finds ever! I was driving across town on a back street with a friend of mine and I saw an old Kirby sitting out with some bags of trash. I said, lets pick up that vacuum and see if its any good. (she doesnt know I collect them) so I stopped and put it into my back seat. when I got home I took it out and plugged it in on the porch. I stepped on the on button, and expecting either nothing or the roar of bad bearings. IT RAN PERFECTLY! so I took the bag off and emptied it, vacuumed the inside and washed it. I also adjusted the brushroll. that is all it needed. the brushroll has been replaced with a 4 row brush, and it has a plastic fan in it, so it seems like it was maintained pretty well, the only thing wrong with it is the light bulb is burned out. it even has a good belt on it! I did have to clean it up though... it even has the original red cord that is also in perfect condition!

Post# 107042 , Reply# 1   8/27/2010 at 20:37 (3,463 days old) by dustin (Jackson, MI)        

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a picture...

Post# 107043 , Reply# 2   8/27/2010 at 20:38 (3,463 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Problem solved!

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good for you.

Post# 107045 , Reply# 3   8/27/2010 at 20:54 (3,463 days old) by dustin (Jackson, MI)        

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what problem? having an odd number of kirbys? (I had 3)...;)

Post# 107046 , Reply# 4   8/27/2010 at 21:10 (3,463 days old) by joe22 ()        

congrats one can never have too many kirbys, haha

Post# 107057 , Reply# 5   8/27/2010 at 23:01 (3,463 days old) by xraytech ()        

That would be a good machine for cleaning your church, durable, good performer, and free

Post# 107064 , Reply# 6   8/27/2010 at 23:52 (3,463 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

I remember when the Classic III came out. I thought it was gloriously beautiful, far more so than the (to me) dreary-looking 1CR and Ω.

Excellent find!

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