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I cannot find my manual which I will I am sure but I am trying to shampoo and I cannot remember if it is red on red or green on green. I have the newest Kirby I think the Sentra.

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Here's a great video that will help you anytime you need to shampoo the carpets. This will explain step by step how you attach the carpet cleaning attachment to your vacuum cleaner. Feel free to request a clarification if you have any questions about how to install, I'm always happy to help. If you find the video helpful, please be kind and rate the video by clicking the thumbs up incons below;

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


Thank you so much, I really do appreciate it. I hoped this video helped!

Chris J.

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