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Connecting hoses on Kirby G4

I bought a used Kirby G4 with attachments but without a manual. Could you please tell me how to attach the hoses? Maybe I have missing parts??????

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The hose attaches in place of the beater-bar head unit. To remove the head unit, lift the headlight assembly, then turn the square gray Kirby emblem counter-clockwise 3/4 of the way around until the red triangle on the square portion aligns with the red triangle on the base unit (this disengages the belt). Then flip the silver metal fastener that was underneath the headlight to release the head unit and remove the head unit. To attach the hose, simply line it up so that the safety button is engaged by the hose assembly and then use the metal fastener under the headlight to secure the hose to the base unit.

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G4. Why does it only seem to have suction with the hose detached?


Hey, this is Jeremy with Crucial Vacuum,

I am sorry to hear that you are having issues with your Kirby G4. It sounds like your problems might stem from one of two areas:

1) Your hose may not be attached properly and allowing for air to enter the hose at the point of attachment.

2) The vacuum bag may not be properly attached to the hose connector.

Below I have attached a link to the users manual for the Kirby G4. You should refer to page 9 and 20-21 to view the diagrams pertaining to my suggestions.

http://kirbywhq.powweb.com/manuals/G4/8D4538EC00E93846200D614F7C499B59/G4%20Manual.pdf

You can purchase replacement parts for Kirby direct from Crucial Vacuum with free shipping and an exclusive 10% coupon for Fixya.com readers, use code: FIXYA10

http://www.crucialvacuum.com/kirby.html


I hope this was helpful. If you would like further assistance, please feel free to give us a call at 877.750.9239. We have helpful and friendly customer care representatives on the line ready to assist you.

Jeremy Lerner
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http://www.crucialvacuum.com

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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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How do I use my kirby without upright handle, where do I put the bag?


The bag is left where it is. The hose goes on the front of the vacuum after removing the nozzle. See the How to Attach the Hose instruction video on the below site.

http://www.kirby.com/Portals/0/videos.html

Mar 06, 2011 | Kirby G4 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Kirby g4 how to switch from suction to blower


Remove bag from canister.
Attach hose to canister where the bag connects.
It can now be used as a blower.

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Can't find owner's manual. need to use my kirby g4 to inflate an air mattress. help


Remove power head and bag from motor install pig nose attachment on front where powerhead goes install hose on back where bag attaches put inflator tool on hose

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Where do I connect the hose and it's attachments


You need the suction/blower connector on the hose:
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This must be for G4 or G3 model as later models had this part a bit different.

For rest of the attachment go HERE.
I can sell you used FULL G4 attachment set for 99.00

Good Luck,
Rocky
:-)

Apr 05, 2009 | Kirby G4 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Putting on the attachments for the kirby g4


Well... some attachments you may end up not using at all... some of them are very handy...
I have online manual for attachments HERE

Good Luck

Mar 02, 2009 | Kirby G4 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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I have lost My Kirby G5 Manual


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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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Manual


http://www.greatvacs.com/kirby%20instructions.shtml

this site's first page tells you how to put the kirby in the upright vacuum configuration...at the bottom of this page are links to how to use the shampooer, attachments, and detailed instructions on removing/attaching the powerhead.

hope this helps!!!

Jan 22, 2008 | Kirby G4 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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