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How to I clean my couches with the Kirby G carpet cleaning system?

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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.

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  • royzee Feb 14, 2009

    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.

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How To Attach The Carpet Shampooer To A Kirby Generation 5 (G5) Vacuum Cleaner



The Kirby carpet shampooer is an attachment that is used with the Kirby upright vacuum cleaners. It converts the Kirby from being used as a dry pickup vacuum, into a carpet shampooer and extractor. Unlike other carpet shampooers and carpet extractors, the Kirby shampoo system does not saturate the carpet with a lot of water when cleaning. Kirby shampoo systems use a special dry foam formula that gently cleans the carpet without saturation.

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The link below is to an excellent, easy to follow and understand video that will explain step by step how to convert the Kirby Generation 5 (G5) from a vacuum cleaner into a carpet shampooer. Please note that the vacuum in the video is actually a newer Sentria model, however the repair procedure is identical on the G5 as it is on the Sentria.

Video Demonstration of Converting Kirby Generation 5 From Vacuum Into Carpet Shampooer:

http://kirbywhq.powweb.com/videos/Carpet_Shampoo.mov


If you have any questions about the procedure of converting the Kirby G5 into a carpet cleaner, please feel free to request clarfication on this video right here on the Tip page. I hope that this video was helpful. If you did find the video helpful, please kindly rate this Tip as helpful by clicking on the Thumbs Up Icon in the lower right hand corner of the page.


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on Mar 21, 2010 | Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Can I shampoo a couch?


Yes<br /> <h2 class="Heading1a Underline header"><span>Instructions</span></h2> <!-- google_ad_section_start() --> <div class="thingsYouNeed"> <h2 class="Heading5a">Things You'll Need:</h2> <ul> <li> <span>Vacuum and its hose attachments</span> </li> <li> <span>Shampoo specific to the couch's fabric</span> </li> <li> <span>Rug shampooer</span> </li> <li> <span>Steam cleaner, possibly</span> </li> <li> <span>Rag and cotton swabs</span> </li></ul> </div> <ol id="intelliTxt"> <h4 class="Heading4a">Preparing the Sofa</h4> <li id="jsArticleStep1"> Vacuum the sofa, its pillows and its cushions with the hose attachments. Do not forget the arm rests and backing of the couch. This will clean loose dust and dirt.<br /> </li> <li id="jsArticleStep2"> Dust the wood areas with a soft rag and a cotton swab for the area between the material and wood.<br /> </li> <li id="jsArticleStep3"> Find your warranty. If it is still in effect, the warranty may be null and void if you apply any cleaning solutions. Call the company for cleaning instructions.<br /> </li> <li id="jsArticleStep4"> Determine the sofa's fabric. This tag is typically found under the cushion area.<br /> </li> <li id="jsArticleStep5"> Buy shampoo specifically for your sofa's fabric.<br /> </li> <li id="jsArticleStep6"> Rent a rug shampooer.<br /> </li> <h4 class="Heading4a">Cleaning</h4> <li id="jsArticleStep1"> Assemble the shampooer according to its directions.<br /> </li> <li id="jsArticleStep2"> Test a small area of the sofa. The best place may be the back of the couch or under the couch if possible.<br /> </li> <li id="jsArticleStep3"> Clean the entire couch. This will prevent watermarks.<br /> </li> <li id="jsArticleStep4"> Allow it and all its parts to dry before reassembling the cushions and pillows.<br /> </li></ol> <div style="overflow: hidden; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; border: medium none;"><br /></div><br /> <!-- from fixya rte -->

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Not sure about the parts and what they do


Hi There,

First for your Shampoo attachment, all Kirby generation models came with this carpet shampoo attachment. It really does do a nice job at cleaning carpeting and rugs. In terms of how you use it, here's two links for you, the first is written instructions on how to use it, and the second is a video that shows you how to attach it to your Kirby and use it. In the video it's actually the Kirby Sentria that they use, but the procedure on converting it from a vacuum into a carpet cleaner are the exact same for the Sentria as they are for your G5.

Written Instruction Manual For Kirby Carpet Shampooer

Video Instructions On How To Install & Use Kirby Carpet Shampooer Attachment.

Now in terms of the other part that you were asking about. I believe the part your asking about is called the Intake Guard. I think this is the part that you're asking about, here's a picture of the Intake Guard:

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The Intake Guard is connected to the front of the machine only when you want to convert your Kirby from a vacuum cleaner into a blower. This protects anything from going into the fan while it's being run, as well as pushing the safety switch that allows the machine to turn on.

I really hope that this information was helpful to you. If you have any follow up questions, or need further help with your new Kirby G5, please don't hesitate to add a comment here on the Fixya repair page, and I'll be more then happy to answer any and all of your follow up questions.

If you found my repair helpful to you, please be so kind and rate my repair helpful, or leave feedback. This is greatly appreciated by the Fixya community.

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How do i use my kirby g6 to clean my couch


You will want to use the hose attachment with the upholstry tool that has about a 4 inch width head on his to attach to the end of the hose. That works best for cleaning a couch.

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I bought a kirby g5 with no manual and can't figure out how to clean the couches with it!!!! help!!!!!


you can turn your Kirby into a handheld by removing the handle (button down on the bottom) if it came with all the attachments. Take the big handle off attach the small one onto it and you can take it and clean your couches, bed, stairs, etc. had mine for twelve years never had a problem with it.

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Does my kirby come apart to where i can shampoo furniture . can i use kirby on berber carpet. i have the G series


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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.

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How do I shampoo my upholstery


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How do I attach and use the shampooing attachment so I can clean my couch?


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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.
Thanks,
Desperate to reclaim her couch



Hello,
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. My suggestion is that you contact the Kirby Co in Cleveland listed below and they will instruct you either to down load a owner’s manual or they will mail one out to you, there might be a local Kirby dealer in your area that might have a manual as well. Also, there is a separate shampoo head that will be in the owner’s manual, you remove the vacuum head and bag assm and attach the shampoo head, make sure you use genuine Kirby shampoo for the carpet. So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions.

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