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Need help with upholstery shampooing

Hi I know how to use the carpet shampooer, but I can't seem to work out how to use the upholstery attatchments. Are you able to point me in the right direction for a manual, or just let me know what goes where??? Cheers Vicky

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Re: Need help with upholstery shampooing

Unfortunately Kirby don't seem to support their Australian customers at all, sorry. (best they offered was a phone number of a dealer in Capetown) If you have a friend in the US who could send it on to you then you could get a manual here; Unfortunately they wont ship direct to Oz. Same deal here, if you have a contact in the UK; They even offer the video as well, If you can post back with your general area, I could find you a nearby dealer that sells the ultimate G where you might be able to get some help. Hope this can help you out, if not please post back with your location :)

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