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Need help attaching vac hoses to shampoo couch.

I am in need of instructions on how to use my kirby vac.cleaner tools so i can shampoo my couch.where can i find instructions to download

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Here are the instructions. But please be very careful and shampoo an inconspicuous area prior shampooing entire piece of the furniture.

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How do I shampoo my couch using the kirby vacuum?


Watch the video that came with the machine as it is too compliucated to explain here. It has many attachments and tools about 25 I guess so check your manual or the video taper and see if that helps. If not get back to us and I will try to give you step by step instructions. Good luck

Oct 07, 2010 | Kirby Ultimate G Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Can I shampoo a couch?


Yes<br /> <h2 class="Heading1a Underline header"><span>Instructions</span></h2> <!-- google_ad_section_start() --> <div class="thingsYouNeed"> <h2 class="Heading5a">Things You'll Need:</h2> <ul> <li> <span>Vacuum and its hose attachments</span> </li> <li> <span>Shampoo specific to the couch's fabric</span> </li> <li> <span>Rug shampooer</span> </li> <li> <span>Steam cleaner, possibly</span> </li> <li> <span>Rag and cotton swabs</span> </li></ul> </div> <ol id="intelliTxt"> <h4 class="Heading4a">Preparing the Sofa</h4> <li id="jsArticleStep1"> Vacuum the sofa, its pillows and its cushions with the hose attachments. Do not forget the arm rests and backing of the couch. This will clean loose dust and dirt.<br /> </li> <li id="jsArticleStep2"> Dust the wood areas with a soft rag and a cotton swab for the area between the material and wood.<br /> </li> <li id="jsArticleStep3"> Find your warranty. If it is still in effect, the warranty may be null and void if you apply any cleaning solutions. Call the company for cleaning instructions.<br /> </li> <li id="jsArticleStep4"> Determine the sofa's fabric. This tag is typically found under the cushion area.<br /> </li> <li id="jsArticleStep5"> Buy shampoo specifically for your sofa's fabric.<br /> </li> <li id="jsArticleStep6"> Rent a rug shampooer.<br /> </li> <h4 class="Heading4a">Cleaning</h4> <li id="jsArticleStep1"> Assemble the shampooer according to its directions.<br /> </li> <li id="jsArticleStep2"> Test a small area of the sofa. The best place may be the back of the couch or under the couch if possible.<br /> </li> <li id="jsArticleStep3"> Clean the entire couch. This will prevent watermarks.<br /> </li> <li id="jsArticleStep4"> Allow it and all its parts to dry before reassembling the cushions and pillows.<br /> </li></ol> <div style="overflow: hidden; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; border: medium none;"><br /></div><br /> <!-- from fixya rte -->

Jun 12, 2010 | Kirby G6 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Not sure about the parts and what they do


Hi There,

First for your Shampoo attachment, all Kirby generation models came with this carpet shampoo attachment. It really does do a nice job at cleaning carpeting and rugs. In terms of how you use it, here's two links for you, the first is written instructions on how to use it, and the second is a video that shows you how to attach it to your Kirby and use it. In the video it's actually the Kirby Sentria that they use, but the procedure on converting it from a vacuum into a carpet cleaner are the exact same for the Sentria as they are for your G5.

Written Instruction Manual For Kirby Carpet Shampooer

Video Instructions On How To Install & Use Kirby Carpet Shampooer Attachment.

Now in terms of the other part that you were asking about. I believe the part your asking about is called the Intake Guard. I think this is the part that you're asking about, here's a picture of the Intake Guard:

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The Intake Guard is connected to the front of the machine only when you want to convert your Kirby from a vacuum cleaner into a blower. This protects anything from going into the fan while it's being run, as well as pushing the safety switch that allows the machine to turn on.

I really hope that this information was helpful to you. If you have any follow up questions, or need further help with your new Kirby G5, please don't hesitate to add a comment here on the Fixya repair page, and I'll be more then happy to answer any and all of your follow up questions.

If you found my repair helpful to you, please be so kind and rate my repair helpful, or leave feedback. This is greatly appreciated by the Fixya community.

Thanks again,

Chris Jones
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May 11, 2010 | Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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I have a Kirby vacuum with the shampooing attachment. The shampoo/liquid comes out of the shampooer in a drizzle of liquid. There is no foam.


You need to check that the little round screen is in the hole where the hose attaches to the shampoo tank. My guess is that the little round screen is wedged sideways in the end of the hose. Here is a guide to help you further... http://reviews.ebay.com/KIRBY-CARPET-SHAMPOOER-INSTRUCTIONS-MANUAL-DIRECTIONS_W0QQugidZ10000000004594992

Marci

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How to use shampooer on Kirby Sentria Upright


Kirby shampoo manual with plenty of pictures HERE

Good Luck
Rocky
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Mar 23, 2009 | Kirby Ultimate G Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Shampoo attachment


Hi!
You need to take the power nozzle off and attach the thing that looks like a little plastic cup with two hooks on it. This is the intake guard. Attach it to the front. Now remove the cloth bag and put the hose on the hole where the bag was. You'll have to line the arrow on the hose up with the notch on the Kirby and push the hose arm toward the Kirby until it pops on. If you need to, lube up the edges of the hole with a wee bit of vaseline or hand lotion. This makes the hose engage easier. Now, put the shampoo gun on the end of the hose and you're ready to go.

Instruction manuals available in DVD, VHS or book format by following this link,..

http://stores.ebay.com/CLICK-HERE-FOR-GREAT-DEALS_KIRBY-OWNERS-MANUALS_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZ1QQfsubZ7656839QQftidZ2QQtZkm

Hope this helps...

Aug 09, 2008 | Kirby Ultimate G Bagged Upright Vacuum

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How do I attach and use the shampooing attachment so I can clean my couch?


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How do I attach and use the shampooing attachment...
Posted by rottylvr on May 08, 2008
I have a Kirby Vacuum and Carpet Cleaner that I know how to use, all except the attachment that I am not sure about. I am not sure if it is a vacuuming attachment or can I attach it and use it to clean my couch, I do not have the user guide for my vacuum as I got it from my son's ex girlfriend in lieu of money she owed me. It looks like it should be used for shampooing things like stairs and furniture, but for the life of me I cannot figure it out! Can you please help me? Tell me how to attach it if it is supposed to be used to clean stairs and furniture or tell me where I can find the user guide to look at and see how to use it......Oh by the way I have a 160 pound rottweiler that tries to live on my furniture and my couch is in desperate need of cleaning, this is my only day off and I have spent all day cleaning carpets due to my dog and would love to clean my couch before returning to work and putting my dog in the back yard now that it is warm enough for him to be outside all day.
Thanks,
Desperate to reclaim her couch



Hello,
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. My suggestion is that you contact the Kirby Co in Cleveland listed below and they will instruct you either to down load a owner’s manual or they will mail one out to you, there might be a local Kirby dealer in your area that might have a manual as well. Also, there is a separate shampoo head that will be in the owner’s manual, you remove the vacuum head and bag assm and attach the shampoo head, make sure you use genuine Kirby shampoo for the carpet. So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions.

http://kirby.com/ Customer Service – United States & Canada 1-800-494-8586
Hours 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (EST) U.S. & Canada Fax # 1 (216) 529-6146
Mail To:
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The Kirby Company
1920 West 114 Street
Cleveland, OH 44102
Thanks, Don the Vac Man
Go Ahead. Use Us.

May 08, 2008 | Kirby Ultimate G Bagged Upright Vacuum

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I have lost My Kirby G5 Manual


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Posted by Marie1231 on Apr 23, 2008
Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum
I need to know how to use the attachments that came with the Kirby. I know how to use the shampoo/vacuum, but not the other attachments or the upholstery cleaner. Does anyone have any idea?

Hello,
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure.
1st, you need to un-hook the lever @ the top of the Kirby head, dial off the belt from the Kirby Vacuum Head using the Kirby emblem in the front of the vacuum, that also serves as a hook/spoon to dial the belt off the fan pulley. Once you have removed the vacuum head you now hook up the attachment hose to use the attachments by locking the attachment hose to the top lever. All regular Kirby attachment will fix on the attachment hose end including the spin brush if you have one with your Kirby --- using the Kirby Shampoo spray the soiled area and use the spin brush to agitate the carpet and or upholstery, try not to use to much water. If you have a Kirby shampooer – use the recovery tank on the exhaust port of the Kirby (this means that the cloth/paper bag needs to come off and install the clear recovery tank. Please refer to the Kirby owners manual for any type of trouble shooting that you might need – or please feel free to contact your local vacuum dealer in the yellow pages or contact your Kirby factory manufacturer listed below:
http://kirby.com Contact Us by Phone
United States and Canada 1-800-494-8586
Between the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
Monday thru Friday
Thanks, Don – The Vac Man
Go Ahead. Use Us.

Apr 23, 2008 | Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Kirby Vacuum Shampoo Attachment


If your trying to shampoo your carpets but the water flow is to weak and it trickles through the spout to the carpet leaving small puddles

This problem often occurs when the foam filter is not replaced after rinsing or ends up in the shampoo hose at an angle preventing foaming. If you take the small shampoo hose of the shampoo tank the filter should be on the tank, if not, it may have come off and be in the hose. If it’s not there locate it, likely in the area where you last cleaned the shampooer or in the box, and put it back on the tank. While this should be cleaned after each use, care should be taken to replace it and not lose it.

The problem may also occur if you don’t actually add the Kirby Dry Foam Shampoo to the water or if you use some thin else.

Take care to also clean and replace the air filter after rinsing. It is located under the shampoo tank where the tank fits onto the vacuum.

Phil-T

Sep 07, 2007 | Vacuums

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Cleaning upholstery with the Kirby?


it depends on the make of the kirby you are using but most kirby systems come with a portable shampooer and special shampoo. I would not recommend using your zip brush for shampooing purposes, the zippbrush is designed to loosen up dog hair, dirt, ect. when vacuuming. to shampoo upholstery do the following: remove bag from side of machine, place hose where bag goes, remove power head from front of the machine, place air intake valve on front of machine where power head was (intake valve kinda shaped like a pig nose with small holes on end) attach portable shapooer to end of hose and fill with water and kirby shampoo spray shampoo witch is foamy looking on whatever you are shampooing, rub into fabric w/a brush and let sit till dry. when dry turn kirby back into a hand held vacuum by putting powerhead back on front of machine and putting bag back on side of machine, then vacuum furiture. (make sure it is 100% dry before you vacuum because Kirby is not a wet vac!) Hope this helped ya out a little

May 23, 2007 | Kirby Ultimate G Bagged Upright Vacuum

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