How to Replace a Kirby Vacuum Hose End

Sep 17, 2019

How to Replace a Kirby Vacuum Hose End

How to Replace a Kirby Vacuum Hose End

Is your Kirby tool hose not attaching properly to the vacuum body? It may be due to a broken or worn out Hose End. Today we show you how to easily replace that old end piece.



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  • Needle nose pliers




The first thing you will want to do is inspect your hose end. Check the long tab that engages the safety switch, the two hooks, and the three slots inside. If any of those are damaged, you will need to replace your hose end.

To remove the old hose end take your needle nose pliers and grab the rubber lip on the inside.

Then twist to the side. This will create a gap.

Now, push the needle nose pliers further into the gap and twist more, until the rubber lip folds in on itself. 

At this point you can take your other hand and press up on the hose end while you press the other direction with the pliers and they should come apart.

To get the new hose end on you will do the same thing. Take your needle nose pliers and twist the rubber part.

Hold the rubber piece with your hand and slide the new hose end over it.

Once it’s on you’ll notice that the rubber piece is still bent.

Simple take your finger and press it back out! You’re done!


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