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Kirby Sentria
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Summary: This 23-pound upright from Kirby is bag-equipped and has a brush on/off switch and a 31-foot, manual-wind cord.
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Type: Bagged upright vacuums
About - Kirby Sentria
The Kirby Sentria upright vacuum cleaner includes a upholstery tool, floor brush, dusting brush, and crevice tool. It weighs 23 pounds and provides usability features such as self propulsion, and manual carpet-height adjustment.
Features & Specs - Kirby Sentria
info Bag Yes
info Weight (lbs.) 23
info Brush on/off Yes
info Easy on/off Yes
info Manual-pile adjust Yes
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User Reviews - Kirby Sentria
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(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Quality Consumer
Best Uses
I purchased four other highly rated brands and this vacuum was the first one I purchased that would work properly on my deep pile 100% wool carpet without getting clogged. In retrospect, I wish I would have purchased this vacuum cleaner originally but stayed away because of the price. Now I am left with repair bills and return shipping charges on the others yet pleased that I finally accepted the fact that you get what you pay for and purchased a Kirby.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Wouldn't recommend to my worst enemy!
Powerful/Good Suction
Poor Design
Best Uses
I use this vacuum to clean my house and I can't wait to get rid of it. The only thing it has going for it is that it does clean in OPEN areas well. Forget about cleaning in corners or close to the baseboard. Other than that,it is hard to maneuver, HEAVY, inconvenient, piece of junk. I shouldn't have to wear steel toed shoes to clean the house and forget about the kids, who are excited and want to help, being able to help clean! Forget about the attachments too, unless you have the time to disassemble the thing and put it all back together and search all around the house for the attachments because they are not easily portable with the unit. Overall, a complete waste of time and money. Wish I had my old vacuum back!!!!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Kirby noise
Best Uses
I bought this vacuum 3 weeks ago based upon the high rating it received in Consumer Reports and past experience with my mother's very old Kirby.<br /><br />The Sentria's suction cannot be faulted. This machine is capable of thorough cleaning.<br />However<br />It is truly and thoroughly deafening. That is a safety issue and should have prevented the high rating. My housemate leaves the house when I vacuum and my pets flee in terror. <br /><br />So far I have gotten marginal feedback from the supplier. Luckily I am over 65 and the Kirby paperwork gives us seniors the right of return. Or so they say in print. Let's see if their promises are better quality than their product.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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