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How do i clean my sofa with the kirby vacuum?

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Hi, my name is Jon and I have an Ultimate G Kirby and have sold Kirby and the solution to this problem it is very simple. All you have to do is first disengage the belt by lifting the hood and twisting the plastic thing that says Kirby. Twist it all the way till the red arrows meet up then you will know that the belt is disengaged. Next you're going to disconnect the front by pushing the small metal lever/lock under the hood to the right and the front end should come right off. REMEMBER put the vacuum on the highest setting so this will be much easier to do. Then what you want to do is connect to hose and you will do so by connecting the hose in the same manner in which you would connect the front. There is a perch for the hose or any of the other attachments to rest their "feet" on as you will see the end of the hose is contoured to fit the Kirby in the same way the front end does. Lock the hose in place with the metal lever/lock by putting it over to the left. REMEMBER to disconnect the belt when you take off the front end and ALSO to reengage it when you put the front back on. I hope to have solved your problem, and I'll talk to you later!

Posted on Nov 26, 2007

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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

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.
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


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.


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:

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


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


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:

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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Why won't my Kirby carpet cleaner disperse

check all conections are on tight and no brakes in them this link may help you

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How do I change a balt on a kirby G 2000 Limited Edition vacuum cleaner

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How To Replace a Belt on a Kirby Generation G3-Sentria Vacuum Cleaner


Below we explain how you can replace a vacuum cleaner belt on the Kirby Generation upright vacuum cleaner. All you will need to perform this repair is a new Kirby Generation Upright Belt, and some time. No tools are needed to perform this repair. This repair is the same for all Kirby Generation models including: G3, G4, G5, G6, Ultimate G, Kirby Diamond Edition, and the Kirby Sentria. The repair procedures have to be followed exactly in order for the vacuum to work properly. This should be done at least once a year even if the belt doesn't break, because these belts will stretch out over that year time period and will not work as well as a new belt would.

I hope that you find this video helpful. If you do, please be sure to rate this Tip as helpful by clicking the Thumbs Up Icon in the top right hand corner of the Tip.

Feel free to send me an email anytime if you have any questions on the repair of the Kirby, or any vacuum cleaner.

Video Repair on how to Change a Belt on a Kirby Generation Vacuum Cleaner;

Thank you so much,

Chris Jones

on Mar 19, 2010 | Kirby Ultimate G 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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How do we change the belt on our Kirby Vacuum Cleaner

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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.

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Kirby Sentra vacuum burning belts
Generic problem for all Vacuums
Kirby Sentra vacuum burning belts
posted by campoclan on May 02, 2008
Have had Kirby vacuum for a couple of years since I've had it I burn at least two belts in two months. I keep roller clean, what is the problem?

I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. Some of the problems that people have is that they feel they have to have the vacuum head all the way to the floor and that makes the belt work that much harder. The key to the best cleaning is to raise the height adjustment all the way to the top and once it’s there then drop it down one notch or setting @ a time until you here the tone change. Then try it to see if the vacuum if picking up well if not drop it down one more notch and that should be the setting it is supposed to be for your type of carpet. And remember to use the genuine Kirby belts instead of the Kirby replacements, they will work better. And your suggestion that to keep the brushroll clean and free spinning on each end and also keep the bottom plate clean of dirt and grease because if there is a build up it will move slower and leave black marks on the carpet. I hope this will help and if not contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area. 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. Customer Service – United States & Canada 1-800-494-8586
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May 02, 2008 | Vacuums

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