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Kirby sentria belt install

I have a hard time engaging the belt when i try to put it on the roller pin in the carpet attachment. it doesnt want to go in the drive shaft and work. when i turn it to theon position it is such tension on the belt that I give up,Whats the no hastle way of putting on a sentria belt?

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How do i put the belt back on carpet cleaning attachment took it off to clean it and cannot get it backtogether

Posted on Nov 21, 2008

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Make sure to follow this sequence (starting from the nozzle off and green arrows on the knob and label matching):
1. Turn the knob all the way to match the red arrows (make sure that as you are doing so the hook inside of the nozzle hoes through the belt and stretches it - you will feel that knob is prettu hard to turn)
2. Put the nozzle on the unit and fix it in the place with the latch.
3. Turn the knob back to match green arrows
There are some more detailed instructions and pictures on goodvac.com
YOU'RE DONE

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I am shampooing a berber carpet with my Kirby Ultimate G and no excess water or suds accumulate in tray. Either while suds dial is on or off. Why do suds come out under tray in straight line no matte


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Will work with:
  • Kirby G3 vacuum cleaner
  • Kirby G4 vacuum cleaner
  • Kirby G5 vacuum cleaner
  • Kirby Gsix vacuum cleaner
  • Kirby Ultimate G vacuum cleaner
  • Kirby Ultimate G Diamond vacuum cleaner
  • Kirby Sentria vacuum cleaner
  • Sentria II (Sentria2)
This is unused shampoo attachment. We buy new parts and assemble this shampoo attachment so you will be the first one to use it.
Set includes:
  1. Tray with shield
  2. Nozzle
  3. Brush roll
  4. Belt
  5. Container with cap
  6. Hose
  7. 12 oz. shampoo
NOTE - pictured Kirby Sentria shampooer box may not be included.
If you have never used this shampoo, we highly recommend reading our ONLINE MANUAL. This is a simple but very effective unit but you have to learn how to use it and "common sense" will not be enough! HOW TO - V I D E O S

Tank with soapy solution is attached in place of the bag. It utilizes the air coming out of the exhaust to blow soapy water on a small screen that turns it into thick foam. The foam is simply laid over the carpet (you must vacuum before you shampoo). Foam allows the spread of a small amount of water over the area so carpet is not soaked all the way through. Foam is left on the carpet for a few minutes so it has just enough time to moisten the fibers of the carpet and loosen the dirt (not too long otherwise foam may dry). Then foam maker is set to "OFF" and you slowly pull Kirby vacuum over the area where you laid the foam. The rotating brush in the shampooer nozzle rubs the moisture off carpet fibers and and throws it into the tray in front of the unit. You will not see gallons of dirty water but that is because you did not put it on the rug in the first place. Carpet should dry within 1-4 hours (depends how many times you laid the foam and what is humidity in the room). After it dries it has to be vacuumed. Solution that did not get picked up with the shampooer brush dries and shampoo additives do not let the dirt stick back to the fibers of the carpet. It is loose when it dries so in order to pick up what is left, you must vacuum again.
Shampoo:
You can use any carpet shampoo sold in your local store but make sure that this is carpet shampoo that makes foam and pay attention how much you have to dilute it with water as various shampoo products come in different concentration. Avoid using "just anything" that makes foam. Some household chemicals (such as dishwasher fluid) will do great job but it will leave carpet unprotected so dirt will stick to it so well that you will have a filthy rug in no time. Kirby Vacuum Shampooer


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Feb 14, 2015 | Kirby Ultimate G Bagged Upright Vacuum

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How To Attach The Carpet Shampooer To A Kirby Generation 5 (G5) Vacuum Cleaner



The Kirby carpet shampooer is an attachment that is used with the Kirby upright vacuum cleaners. It converts the Kirby from being used as a dry pickup vacuum, into a carpet shampooer and extractor. Unlike other carpet shampooers and carpet extractors, the Kirby shampoo system does not saturate the carpet with a lot of water when cleaning. Kirby shampoo systems use a special dry foam formula that gently cleans the carpet without saturation.

Installation

The link below is to an excellent, easy to follow and understand video that will explain step by step how to convert the Kirby Generation 5 (G5) from a vacuum cleaner into a carpet shampooer. Please note that the vacuum in the video is actually a newer Sentria model, however the repair procedure is identical on the G5 as it is on the Sentria.

Video Demonstration of Converting Kirby Generation 5 From Vacuum Into Carpet Shampooer:

http://kirbywhq.powweb.com/videos/Carpet_Shampoo.mov


If you have any questions about the procedure of converting the Kirby G5 into a carpet cleaner, please feel free to request clarfication on this video right here on the Tip page. I hope that this video was helpful. If you did find the video helpful, please kindly rate this Tip as helpful by clicking on the Thumbs Up Icon in the lower right hand corner of the page.


Thank you very much for watching,

Chris J.

on Mar 21, 2010 | Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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How To Attach Carpet Shampooer To Your Kirby Generation 4 (G4) Upright.


Hello,

This is an excellent, easy to follow video presentation of attaching the carpet cleaner to your Kirby Generation 3 Upright Vacuum Cleaner. Please note that the model being used in the video is a newer model named the Sentria, but the process of attaching the carpet extractor attachment is identical on the Kirby Sentria and the Kirby Generation 4. The only major difference is that the Generation 4 does not have the lever that extends out to turn the belt to off. On the Generation 4 this is dont by turning the entire white square with the Kirby logo on it in the front of the vacuum cleaner.

Please feel free to ask for a repair clarification if you have a question on how to attach the carpet shampooer. I'm always, more then happy to answer any follow up questions there may be.


Instructional Video On How To Attachment Carpet Shampooer To Kirby Generation 4 (g4) Vacuum Cleaner:
http://kirbywhq.powweb.com/videos/Carpet_Shampoo.mov


I hope that this helped you change your Kirby into a carpet shampooer. I you found this video helpful, please rate this Tip as helpful by clicking the Thumbs Up Icon. I really do appreciate it, thank you.

Chris J.

on Mar 21, 2010 | Kirby G4 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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I have a simplicity 7350 vacuum. The belt and roller have recently been replaced. It runs fine on floor mode and has no problems with suction. When I put the vacuum in carpet mode, I do not hear the motor...


the motor spins around a steel shaft that sticks out on one end, and the belt is driven by that shaft, belts are easily damaged and broken, meaning roller wont spin. Often a burning smell of rubber is noticed after motor shaft spins on stuck belt. cause is always hair./string/something at the three contact points. motor shaft and belt, roller and vacuum body become clogged. become familiar with taking cover off roller/belt, and cleaning Checking moving parts roller/belt come out easily and simple to clean...keep spare belts.

Mar 10, 2014 | Vacuums

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HOW TO CHANGE A BELT


Hi there...You will need a Phillips screwdriver to get the bottom cover off.Remove the screws and then remove the bottom cover.Clean out any excess dirt in the general area of the roller bar and motor assembly area.Place one end of the belt over the steel shaft of the motor and then roll the other end of the belt on to the end of the roller bar.placing the belt on the top of the roller bar and roll the bar slowly and feed the belt onto the roller bar until it is completely in place.Replace the bottom cover and put all the screw back in.
Plug your vacuum in and turn it on with the roller bar off the floor, in other words let it run for 10 seconds until you put it on the carpet allowing the belt to position itself properly on the roller bar.

Jul 03, 2012 | Kenmore 31913 Progressive Direct Drive...

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How To Attach The Carpet Shampooer Cleaning Attachment Kirby Generation 3 (G3).


Hello,

This is an excellent, easy to follow video presentation of attaching the carpet cleaner to your Kirby Generation 3 Upright Vacuum Cleaner. Please note that the model being used in the video is a newer model named the Sentria, but the process of attaching the carpet extractor attachment is identical on the Kirby Sentria and the Kirby Generation 3. The only major difference is that the Generation 3 does not have the lever that extends out to turn the belt to off. On the Generation 3 this is dont by turning the entire white square with the Kirby logo on it in the front of the vacuum cleaner.

Please feel free to ask for a repair clarification if you have a question on how to attach the carpet shampooer. I'm always, more then happy to answer any follow up questions there may be.


Instructional Video On How To Attachment Carpet Shampooer To Kirby Generation 3 Vacuum Cleaner:
http://kirbywhq.powweb.com/videos/Carpet_Shampoo.mov


I hope that this helped you change your Kirby into a carpet shampooer. I you found this video helpful, please rate this Tip as helpful by clicking the Thumbs Up Icon. I really do appreciate it, thank you.

Chris J.

on Mar 21, 2010 | Kirby Generation 3 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Motor runs vacuum has suction on attachment but brushes won't Rotate


This problem is most often caused by a broken brush roller belt. Sometimes, although very rarely, there is a separate motor which turns the brush, or there may be something that is causing brush roller to bind so that a belt does not last long. I don't know what your situation is but I'll give it my best shot. Lets just assume the most common problem (97% of the time) and that it is a broken belt,
FIRST: UNPLUG THE VACUUM CLEANER. Write down the model number of the machine so that you make have it with you when you purchase a new belt.
Set up an area to work and lay down newspapers to do this job as it can be messy. Or, of course, if you do it on the carpet, you can vacuum it up when your finished
Normally to remove the brush roller and install a new belt most vacuums will have some way to gain access. Either there are:
a) Screws on the top of the roller sections that if you remove them you can tip the cover up so that you can remove it. Sometimes there are cosmetic caps over where the screws are. or
b) Screws on the bottom of the roller section so that you can remove them, then a cover, and then the brush roller itself.

When you have the roller exposed, remove it carefully and take note to observe the parts and how they are oriented. This will help with the reassembly process. Often the brush roller is a simple one piece unit, but it pays to keep track of your work.
1 Remove the broken belt.
2 Remove the brush roller.
3 If there are any carpet strands wrapped around the roller, remove or unwind them. If there is material that is causing the roller to bind which is caught in the ends of the roller, of course, remove them as well.
4 Reinstall the roller with the belt loosely wrapped around it so that the other end of it can be put around the motor shaft that turns it. This step may be harder than it looks and you may need a lot of strength to wrap the belt around that shaft. It depends on the design of the unit. Sometimes it is alternately easier to put the belt around the shaft first and then put the roller into position.
5 Once the roller and belt are in their final positions, Re-assemble.
6 Before plugging the vacuum cleaner in, Check to see that the Roller will turn without binding.
You will need to use some force because you are turning the roller itself and the motor via the belt. So it does not need to turn easily but it should not be stuck. If it is stuck, for any reason, when you turn the vacuum cleaner on you will burn up the new belt with plenty of smoke
to make things exciting and stink up the house.
7 If the belt is not binding then plug the cleaner in and test it.
All should be well,
Hope this helps,
Best Regards,
Mark

Jan 14, 2011 | Kenmore 31913 Progressive Direct Drive...

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I am trying to assemble the shampooer part of my kirby sentria


Hi There,

Here's a link to a very helpful video that will walk you through step by step on how to attach the carpet shampoo attachment to your Kirby Sentria.

If you ever need to purchase some Kirby Carpet Shampoo, please visit the link below to our website. You may use coupon code GVC5 to save $5:
Kirby Cleaning Supplies, Including Shampoo, Stain Removers, and more.

Here's the link to the video instructions on how to convert into a carpet shampooer:
Video Instructions On How To Convert the Kirby Sentria Into a Carpet Shampooer

If you have any further questions or concerns please feel free to use the comment field to ask, I'm always happy to answer any and all follow up questions.

If this was helpful to you, please be so kind and rate my repair helpful, or leave some feedback for me, this is greatly appreciated by the Fixya Community Experts when they're able to help you solve your problems.

Thanks again,

Chris Jones
GoVacuum.com

Jun 11, 2010 | Kirby Ultimate G Bagged Upright Vacuum

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I need to know if the round brush with flip lid is a carpet clean


Greetings from GoVacuum,

Here's an easy to understand and follow video review on how to attach the carpet shampooer to the Kirby Generation vacuum cleaners. The model that's being used in this video is a little newer model, the Sentria, but the procedure to attach the carpet cleaning attachment is the same exact repair on the Sentria as it is on your Kirby Ultimate G.

I hope this helps!

http://kirbywhq.powweb.com/videos/Carpet_Shampoo.mov


If that helped, please be kind and rate the video as helpful by clicking on the Thumbs Up Icon below. If you have any questions about how to install it, please just request a repair clarification and I'll be more then happy to help you.

Thanks for watching! Feel free to check out our website for all your Kirby vacuuming needs;
http://www.govacuum.com

Chris Jones
GoVacuum.com

May 06, 2010 | Kirby Ultimate G Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Setting up to shampoo carpets with a Kirby


Greetings from GoVacuum,

Here's an easy to understand and follow video review on how to attach the carpet shampooer to the Kirby Generation 6 (G6). The model that's being used in this video is a little newer model, the Sentria, but the procedure to attach the carpet cleaning attachment is the same exact repair on the Sentria as it is on your Kirby G6 vacuum2_bing.gif.

I hope this helps!

http://kirbywhq.powweb.com/videos/Carpet_Shampoo.mov


If that helped, please be kind and rate the video as helpful by clicking on the Thumbs Up Icon below. If you have any questions about how to install it, please just request a repair clarification and I'll be more then happy to help you.

Thanks for watching! Feel free to check out our website for all your Kirby vacuuming needs;
http://www.govacuum.com

Chris

Mar 21, 2010 | Kirby Ultimate G Bagged Upright Vacuum

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