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The brush on my kirby is spinning the wrong way

I can only vacuum as a canister, and if i try to shampoo (when i realized it)-instead of collecting in the tray, it spits back onto the machine!

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You did not put on the belt correctly........

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I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure.
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How do you use and what attachments for upholstery cleaning with the Heritage II

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