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Old Kirby Heritage 2 (Model 2Hd ) won't power on

My mother-in-law has a very old Kirby Heritage 2 ( Model 2Hd ). You have to take off the front piece with the roller/brush to connect the hose attachment. We did this, hose worked, but after replacing the vacuum to it's normal configuration - with the front piece attached - it won't turn on. Pressing the start button triggers the ''on'' light, but no vacuum sound. Appreciate your help.

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The power light is a 2 stepswitch make sure when u put yhe power head back on it is locking all the way back if so and not working the switch may have failed

Posted on Jul 15, 2009

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Can you give me a list of Kirby vacs models & the year they were released so that I know how old they are?


1935 KIRBY Model R*
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19?? KIRBY Model 4R
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1963/64 Sanitronic VII (Sirocco)
1965-67 Dual Sanitronic 50 (Sirocco)
1967-70 Dual Sanitronic 80 (Avocado green)
1967-70 Dual Sanitronic 80 (Avocado green)
1970-73 Classic 1CR (Medium brown, gold bag)
1973-76 Classic Omega 1CB (Dark brown, dark brown pinstriped bag)
1976-79 Classic III 2CB (Candy-apple red, plaid bag)
1979-81 Tradition (Dark blue; intro of paper bag)
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1984-89 Heritage II Legend (Charcoal/gray/red)
1989-90 Legend II (Dark rose-pink)
1990-93 Generation 3 (Alabaster)
1993-96 Generation 4 (Medium gray)
1996-99 Generation 5 (Maroon)
1999-01 Generation 6 (Black/Yellow)
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http://www.vacuumwizard.com/history-of-kirby-vacuum-cleaners.html

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A Kirby Heritage II model 2HD Use and Care Manual


Hello, this is Ava with Think Crucial.

You may find the User's Manual for your Kirby model by clicking the link below.

http://kirbywhq.powweb.com/manuals/heritage2/18F36C000B8A1B4BC17B195AFA60B506/Heritage%202%20Manual.pdf

You can purchase a wide variety of high quality Kirby replacement parts for your Kirby vacuum direct from Think Crucial with free shipping and an exclusive 10% coupon for Fixya.com readers, use code: FIXYA10

https://www.thinkcrucial.com/collections/vendors?q=Kirby

I hope this was helpful.

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My Kirby 2HD has started making an odd roaring noise but still works fine. I have taken the front assembly off and cleaned and adjusted the roller and checked the belt. The noise seems to come from the...


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the above link shows you how to change the belt on the g-series kirbys but it will apply to the heritage edition as well...the only difference is the color...some of the arrows may be missing on the front belt lifter knob...but they are little differences...

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