There are currently 12 Kirby model vacuums available. Kirby manufactures a new model approximately every three years, and the company's newest model is the Sentria. Each Kirby model is easily identifiable in multiple ways including their instructions manual, information panels located on the vacuum and the pattern that can be found on their bag cover. It is essential that you identify your vacuum model so that you are able to order the correct replacement products. This helps to ensure that your vacuum will perform safely and efficiently.
Because the vacuum is somewhat heavy, carefully turn your Kirby vacuum upside down so that you can see the small information panel just above the rollers.
The model number will be listed near the top of the information panel. The Kirby Sentria will be referred to as model number G10D.
Return the vacuum to its upright position. If you are unable to locate the model number, identify the pattern on the outside of the vacuum bag. The Kirby Sentria model can be identified by its gray vacuum bag cover. Unlike other Kirby models, the Sentria bag cover is adorned with red, black and white, boomerang-like shapes.