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Cleaning upholstery with the Kirby?

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! Gillian

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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

Posted on May 28, 2007

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    juliaw Nov 20, 2013

    what do you put instead of the bag..the hose won't go there?

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Good gosh... Thank you for posting this. I actually not only lost the pamphlet but also the disc.. And on top of that Kirby's website had nothing on it about this.. Thank you so much

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