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Posted on May 08, 2013

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Kirby sentria

Hi There, The machine does not actually suck the suds up. Basically the machine lays the foam down which then crystalises and absorbs the dirt in the process. Once this has had around - 4-5 hours to dry then you vacuum up as normal taking the crystalised dirt away. You should really use the Genuine Kirby product as it's very good but you can also you any other DRY FOAM shampoo. Hope this helps Chris www.elidistribution.co.uk

Posted on Sep 23, 2007

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SOURCE: Bissel Proheat Carpet cleaner

My Bissell had the same problem. The hand attachment does not use heated water. So I Found a clog of calcium and dirt in the heater portion of the unit. The heater is in the handle behind the red heater light on the front. Remove the upper portion of the handle. Remove the lower two screws in the lower portion and the parts will split apart. Remove the hoses and remove the heater. (mark where the wires go) The bottom of the heater can be removed with a screwdriver. The tubes leading into the heater is where the clog was but there was a lot of debris inside Make sure to clear it all and the hoses as well. I put it together and it works great.

Posted on Nov 25, 2007

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SOURCE: bissell carpet shampooer

Dear Sir/Madam,

- Remove the tool from the end of the hose and see if the hose will spray. If there is spray with the tool removed, the tool is clogged. Clean out the spray tip of the tool with a safety pin or paper clip.
- Stretch the hose out and give it a few light tugs to release any kinks in the internal water supply hose.

If there is still no spray through the hose, please take your machine to a local BISSELL Authorized Service Center. To locate your nearest BISSELL Authorized Service Center, please go to www.bissell.com under the Customer Center tab near the top of the homepage. Enter your zip code in the Service Center box on the right of the page to perform your search.


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Posted on Jul 20, 2008

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SOURCE: I have a Bissell pro heat carpet cleaner, the

Bissel proheat turbo 2x ipx4.

I don't have the instruction the this machine if you could help me with where to put the water and cleaning solution and how much, also how to use it.

Thankyou,

Please email me at carolynsst@yahoo.co.uk

Posted on Mar 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Bissell ProHeat 2X(9200) hose to cleaner solution no suction

There are a couple areas to check:
1. The black gasket where clearview water collecting unit and the base's front meet. Ensure gasket is in good condition.
2. Check if you're getting sufficient suction: remove the water collecting unit. When you turn on the the unit, you'll feel suction out of a black hose pointing upwards next to the grey dial. If you're not getting sufficient suction you need to check that all the gaskets are seated properly. there are 3 gaskets: (1) an orange one seated between the black hose and the base unit (2 and 3): On the bottom of the unit there is a removeable panel. This panel has a gasket (red) and inside there is a white gasket.

Posted on Jan 25, 2010

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I am shampooing a berber carpet with my Kirby Ultimate G and no excess water or suds accumulate in tray. Either while suds dial is on or off. Why do suds come out under tray in straight line no matte


SYSTEM:
Will work with:
  • Kirby G3 vacuum cleaner
  • Kirby G4 vacuum cleaner
  • Kirby G5 vacuum cleaner
  • Kirby Gsix vacuum cleaner
  • Kirby Ultimate G vacuum cleaner
  • Kirby Ultimate G Diamond vacuum cleaner
  • Kirby Sentria vacuum cleaner
  • Sentria II (Sentria2)
This is unused shampoo attachment. We buy new parts and assemble this shampoo attachment so you will be the first one to use it.
Set includes:
  1. Tray with shield
  2. Nozzle
  3. Brush roll
  4. Belt
  5. Container with cap
  6. Hose
  7. 12 oz. shampoo
NOTE - pictured Kirby Sentria shampooer box may not be included.
If you have never used this shampoo, we highly recommend reading our ONLINE MANUAL. This is a simple but very effective unit but you have to learn how to use it and "common sense" will not be enough! HOW TO - V I D E O S

Tank with soapy solution is attached in place of the bag. It utilizes the air coming out of the exhaust to blow soapy water on a small screen that turns it into thick foam. The foam is simply laid over the carpet (you must vacuum before you shampoo). Foam allows the spread of a small amount of water over the area so carpet is not soaked all the way through. Foam is left on the carpet for a few minutes so it has just enough time to moisten the fibers of the carpet and loosen the dirt (not too long otherwise foam may dry). Then foam maker is set to "OFF" and you slowly pull Kirby vacuum over the area where you laid the foam. The rotating brush in the shampooer nozzle rubs the moisture off carpet fibers and and throws it into the tray in front of the unit. You will not see gallons of dirty water but that is because you did not put it on the rug in the first place. Carpet should dry within 1-4 hours (depends how many times you laid the foam and what is humidity in the room). After it dries it has to be vacuumed. Solution that did not get picked up with the shampooer brush dries and shampoo additives do not let the dirt stick back to the fibers of the carpet. It is loose when it dries so in order to pick up what is left, you must vacuum again.
Shampoo:
You can use any carpet shampoo sold in your local store but make sure that this is carpet shampoo that makes foam and pay attention how much you have to dilute it with water as various shampoo products come in different concentration. Avoid using "just anything" that makes foam. Some household chemicals (such as dishwasher fluid) will do great job but it will leave carpet unprotected so dirt will stick to it so well that you will have a filthy rug in no time. Kirby Vacuum Shampooer


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Feb 14, 2015 | Kirby Ultimate G Bagged Upright Vacuum

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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.

Installation

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.


Thank you very much for watching,

Chris J.

on Mar 21, 2010 | Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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How To Attach The Carpet Shampooer Cleaning Attachment Kirby Generation 3 (G3).


Hello,

This is an excellent, easy to follow video presentation of attaching the carpet cleaner to your Kirby Generation 3 Upright Vacuum Cleaner. Please note that the model being used in the video is a newer model named the Sentria, but the process of attaching the carpet extractor attachment is identical on the Kirby Sentria and the Kirby Generation 3. The only major difference is that the Generation 3 does not have the lever that extends out to turn the belt to off. On the Generation 3 this is dont by turning the entire white square with the Kirby logo on it in the front of the vacuum cleaner.

Please feel free to ask for a repair clarification if you have a question on how to attach the carpet shampooer. I'm always, more then happy to answer any follow up questions there may be.


Instructional Video On How To Attachment Carpet Shampooer To Kirby Generation 3 Vacuum Cleaner:
http://kirbywhq.powweb.com/videos/Carpet_Shampoo.mov


I hope that this helped you change your Kirby into a carpet shampooer. I you found this video helpful, please rate this Tip as helpful by clicking the Thumbs Up Icon. I really do appreciate it, thank you.

Chris J.

on Mar 21, 2010 | Kirby Generation 3 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Won't dispense water


Hey Parker. I know how frustrating no spray can be when you're ready to clean your carpets.

Here's a complete list of troubleshooting steps to assist you:

http://www.bissell.com/FAQDetail.aspx?id=1122&cid=ccsocial

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I need to know if the round brush with flip lid is a carpet clean


Greetings from GoVacuum,

Here's an easy to understand and follow video review on how to attach the carpet shampooer to the Kirby Generation vacuum cleaners. The model that's being used in this video is a little newer model, the Sentria, but the procedure to attach the carpet cleaning attachment is the same exact repair on the Sentria as it is on your Kirby Ultimate G.

I hope this helps!

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


If that helped, please be kind and rate the video as helpful by clicking on the Thumbs Up Icon below. If you have any questions about how to install it, please just request a repair clarification and I'll be more then happy to help you.

Thanks for watching! Feel free to check out our website for all your Kirby vacuuming needs;
http://www.govacuum.com

Chris Jones
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You need to replace the pump belt. Here is the belt you need and it comes with printed instructions:

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NO. Use it right after you done shampooing so fibers will dry in that particular position. Do not expect to look it great for too long though. If you want to I"impress" - fluff FROM a light source so carpet reflects more light and looks cleaner and bright. Kirby sales people use this all the time :-)

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Do you have to use kirby cleaning solutions or can you use another form of carpet cleaner to clean and shampoo my carpet?


You should always use Kirby Shampoo.Other shampoos have abrasives in them,which could clog the tank,or ruin the bearings at the end of brushroll.

Oct 09, 2008 | Kirby Vacuums

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Don't have a manual on how to convert the vacuum to the Carpet Cleaning System for the Kirby Ultimate G Diamond Edition.


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Posted by tamasnow on Jun 28, 2008
Don't have a manual on how to convert the vacuum to the Carpet Cleaning System for the Kirby Ultimate G Diamond Edition.

Hello,
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. The best lace to get the owner’s manual for the Carpet Cleaning System for the Kirby Ultimate G Diamond Edition is to contact the Kirby factory cust serv dept and give them the model # and serial # is needed and they should be able to send out an owner’s manual for you as per the conversion t the carpet cleaning system. The phone # and the website address for further assistance. 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.

http://kirby.com/ Customer Service – U. S. & Canada 1-800-494-8586
Hours 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (EST) U.S. & Canada Fax # 1 (216) 529-6146
Mail To: Consumer Relations
The Kirby Company
1920 West 114 Street
Cleveland, OH 44102
Thanks, Don the Vac Man
Go Ahead. Use Us.

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How to use my kirby carpet cleaner


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Posted by rnelson510 on Apr 24, 2008
How to use my Kirby carpet cleaner?

Hello,
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure.
This is kind of a general question and I will try to explain the best I can. Most Kirby’s have a vacuum head and sometimes a shampoo head, the vacuum head is removable on most Kirby’s and the vac head comes off the front for a brushroll and belt change. When you vacuum and you go to adjust the vacuum head, raise the height adjustment all the way u to the top with your foot, then listen to the tone change, @ first you will hear air pulling thru and the brush has not hit the carpet as of yet, that is the sound the you are listening for, once the brushroll hits the carpet – there is a definite tone change and that is when you have it adjusted correctly, try to vacuum with it set that way, if it is picking up well – you’re OK, if not adjust if down one more click. Also remember to do a belt change every 4 to 6 months for good cleaning, change the bag more often because it will pup better with a new belt and bag, or if you don’t have a paper bag, take and scrape the inside of the cloth bag with the scraper provided in the small zipper section. Please refer to the owner’s manual or trouble shooting guide or to your local vacuum cleaner dealer or in the yellow pages, also you can use the Kirby factory or website listed below:
http://kirby.com Contact 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
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Apr 24, 2008 | Vacuums

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