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I havent used my shampooer for over a year, and i am now having t

Trouble putting it together. I have three parts for it--the front attachment, the little hose that attaches on both ends, and the clear tank part, that the shampoo goes into. am i missing anything?? so how do i put it together if i do have all the parts?? it is a kirby sentria

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  • pblache2004 Mar 28, 2009

    is there a way to connect the brush for the shampooer to the vacuum so you can do kitchen floors? I dont believe that the whole shampoo unit needs to be assembled but i could be wrong. any ideas?

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These are the parts-Tank,tray,brush roll,brushroll housing,belt,hose,foam screen(small,quarter sized plastic screen)large foam air filter,(should be on the air inlet at tank).

Starting with brushroll,install belt over brushroll,and place brushroll in the trayInstall the brushroll housing over the top of tray..Looking thru the back,turn the belt lifter knob until the hook inside picks up the belt.Raise the height adjuster on the Kirby all the way up.Attach the entire assembly to the front of maching,and lock it on.Now turn the belt lifter clockwise until the belt drops onto shaft.Snap the elbow end of hose to tray.Before attaching the other end of hose to tank,make sure the foam screen is fitted onto the small outlet at tank,then install hose.Note:Sometimes the screen will be in the tank end of hose allready.Without this screen,you wont get foam,only solution.Make sure the foam air filter is installed in the large opening at the tank,or dirt will get into tank,clogging it.Install the tank to the blower side of machine.You should be ready to go.Lower the height adjustment all the way down.

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