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Is Kirby going plastic???
Original Message   Feb 22, 2012 12:20 pm
There's a rumor that Kirby is going mainly plastic.  Has anyone heard the same and, if you have, is there any indication of any other future change in the machine?

Curiously yours,


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Re: Is Kirby going plastic???
Reply #1   Feb 22, 2012 5:36 pm
 Hi Venson, Probaly not a bad idea if they go to some high impact plastic. The die cast housimgs have no real use anymore in household applications, They could keep the tech drive and lighten the machine up considerly.

and the weight problem that most customers complain about would go away.Kirby has and does use plastic compnents in some real critical areas, Take a look at the deflector in the fan caes on the G series machines.

Also the aluminum fan case is much less prone to pitting when the machine is used in the shampoo mode.I literally have to use an impact gun to get the screws out the fan case.

They have been using plastic motor housings for a long time now.

I have seen some renditions of the supposed new design on another site.




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Re: Is Kirby going plastic???
Reply #2   Feb 23, 2012 2:59 pm
Thanks MOLE.

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Re: Is Kirby going plastic???
Reply #3   Aug 10, 2012 11:29 am
They have bought a few vacuums from me in the past for ideas.

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Re: Is Kirby going plastic???
Reply #4   Sep 7, 2012 4:22 pm
If it helps, I just bought my mom a sentria II and they are considerably lighter than her old G3... They are more plasticy than the old models, less metal in the handles etc... on a side note, after I paid what I paid, she called me and asked if she could return it because there really wasn't a difference in the G3 and the Sentria II.. Really had a DUHHHH moment with her on the phone. The new bags look awesome though..

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