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The blower attachment

I lost my owners manual and I attempted for the first time to turn my Kirby Sentria into a blower. I have forgot how to do it since I've only seen it done once. Can you help?

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    I cant figure out the same thing

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Hi!
You need to take the power nozzle off and attach the thing that looks like a little plastic cup with two hooks on it. This is the intake guard. Attach it to the front. Now remove the cloth bag and put the hose on the hole where the bag was. You'll have to line the arrow on the hose up with the notch on the Kirby and push the hose arm toward the Kirby until it pops on. If you need to, lube up the edges of the hole with a wee bit of vaseline or hand lotion. This makes the hose engage easier. Since you lost your manual, you may need belt change instructions as well. Here is a link to my online guide that will show you how....

http://reviews.ebay.com/CHANGING-THE-BELT-ON-A-KIRBY-G3-G4-G5-GSIX-ULTIMATE-G_W0QQugidZ10000000003720039

Hope this helps...
Marci

Posted on Nov 09, 2007

  • Marci Marple
    Marci Marple Nov 09, 2007

    Oh...and you can change from the long handle to the short by pushing the "seatbelt" button at the bottom rear of the long handle to release it. Now you just push the metal part of the short handle down into the handle holder.

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