I have the Kirby with the zippbrush and upholstery attachments. The manual does not seem to specify if I'm able to use this with the shampoo attachment. I would like to shampoo my upholstery, but have no idea how to set up the attachments as the manual does not specify? Does anybody have any idea?
Thanks in advance!
It depends on the make of the kirby you are using but most kirby systems come with a portable shampooer and special shampoo. I would not recommend using your zip brush for shampooing purposes, the zippbrush is designed to loosen up dog hair, dirt, ect. when vacuuming.
to shampoo upholstery do the following:
remove bag from side of machine,
place hose where bag goes,
remove power head from front of the machine,
place air intake valve on front of machine where power head was (intake valve kinda shaped like a pig nose with small holes on end)
attach portable shapooer to end of hose and fill with water and kirby shampoo
spray shampoo witch is foamy looking on whatever you are shampooing, rub into fabric w/a brush and let sit till dry.
when dry turn kirby back into a hand held vacuum by putting powerhead back on front of machine and putting bag back on side of machine, then vacuum furiture. (make sure it is 100% dry before you vacuum because Kirby is not a wet vac!)
Hope this helped ya out a little
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Below is a link to the GoodVac.com website. This link will take you to the "Online Kirby Vacuum Manual". The manual will instruct you in removing the carpet nozzle, replacing it with the hose and attaching the upholstery tool.
YES there is Kirby upholstery shampoo attachment that comes in a standard set of attachments - HERE is the instructions. Try it on inconspicuous area first just to make sure that this is going to work on your upholstery. But I would just buy a can of upholstery foam. If you can not find it in a store - try automotive store - they definitely have it. Spray can is just much more simple. Still try it somewhere where you would not be afraid to damage the color first.
Using shampoo attachment on berber carpets is not as effective as on the regular carpet. Brush cant get to brush the fiber from all sides. You may have to shampoo berber rugs from several directions to get the better result.
Remove the main head and put on the air guard. Take of the bag assembly and attach the hose. Mix up the solution in the "Suds o gun". Attach this to the end of the hose. When you switch on, foam will dispense from the gun. Gently sponge this into the furniture.
The zippbrush and shampoer are two different attachments. The Zippbrush is a small hand held device that is basically a rotating cleaning head that attaches to the hose. Connect it to the hose and the airflow starts turning the brush head, when it's running you'll hear a "zipping" sound.
http://www.geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=11561&thid=539967 I have lost My Kirby G5 Manual Posted by Marie1231 on Apr 23, 2008 Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum
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.comContact 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.
Generic problem for all Vacuums How do you use and How do you use and what attachments for upholstery cleaning with the Heritage II I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. Kirby has a spin brush that is round on the newer Kirby’s and it works on the suction from the vacuum and it fits on the end of the vacuum hose but it does not fit into corners very well or your can take some Kirby shampoo in the spray water bottle and use a kitchen scrub brush for the corners. Other wise you can use the actually Kirby Shampooer of which is very hard and unfriendly; the spin brush would be my selection. You can check with your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area and also in the yellow pages. Also you can call the Kirby factory to see if they can direct you. The Kirby factory is listed below: http://kirby.comContact 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