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I have borrowed a kirby from my friend and i would like to wash my couches, please would you be so kind as to assist and let me know what tools i would need to use to be able to do so??

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You need the upholstery attachment (it looks like a trigger sprayer with a plastic jar attached)You MUST have the foam screen that fits on the front of the trigger,without it,you will only get solution.The trigger sprayer fits on the end of the hose.The other end of the hose fits on the blower end of the machine.You must remove the bag,and attach the hose at this end.The trigger sprayer deposits the foam,and you work the foam in with a soft cloth or brush.When dry,switch the hose to the suction side,and vacuum out the foam.There is also an adapter (about the size of a styrofoam cup) that attaches to the front of the machine to allow it to be used when using the hose on the blower (bag) side.

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My Kirby G series doesn’t **** properly anymore. A friend borrowed it, returned it with a scratch and now it’s not sucking like it use to. My son took the head nozzle off; could it be not put back on properly?

Hello,
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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:
Consumer Relations
The Kirby Company
1920 West 114 Street
Cleveland, OH 44102
Thanks, Don the Vac Man
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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.
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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
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Thanks, Don the Vac Man
Go Ahead. Use Us.

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