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Bought a used kirby g5, thought had all attachments, but find missing carpet cleaning adaptor-any chance might find used/new online?

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I would check on ebay, also all dealers have parts

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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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Not sure about the parts and what they do


Hi There,

First for your Shampoo attachment, all Kirby generation models came with this carpet shampoo attachment. It really does do a nice job at cleaning carpeting and rugs. In terms of how you use it, here's two links for you, the first is written instructions on how to use it, and the second is a video that shows you how to attach it to your Kirby and use it. In the video it's actually the Kirby Sentria that they use, but the procedure on converting it from a vacuum into a carpet cleaner are the exact same for the Sentria as they are for your G5.

Written Instruction Manual For Kirby Carpet Shampooer

Video Instructions On How To Install & Use Kirby Carpet Shampooer Attachment.

Now in terms of the other part that you were asking about. I believe the part your asking about is called the Intake Guard. I think this is the part that you're asking about, here's a picture of the Intake Guard:

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The Intake Guard is connected to the front of the machine only when you want to convert your Kirby from a vacuum cleaner into a blower. This protects anything from going into the fan while it's being run, as well as pushing the safety switch that allows the machine to turn on.

I really hope that this information was helpful to you. If you have any follow up questions, or need further help with your new Kirby G5, please don't hesitate to add a comment here on the Fixya repair page, and I'll be more then happy to answer any and all of your follow up questions.

If you found my repair helpful to you, please be so kind and rate my repair helpful, or leave feedback. This is greatly appreciated by the Fixya community.

Thanks again,

Chris Jones
GoVacuum.com

May 11, 2010 | Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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How does one use the shampoo system on the Kirby?


Greetings,

If you click the link below it will take you to a video demonstration that explains step by step what you need to do to convert your Kirby into a carpet shampooer. The vacuum in the video is the Kirby Sentria, but the procedure is the EXACT same as it is on your Kirby Diamond Edition, Kirby Generation 3, G4, G5, G6, etc. All Generation models have the same process of converting the vacuum into a carpet shampooer.

Instructional Video On How To Attach The Kirby Generation Series Carpet Shampoo Attachment:
http://kirbywhq.powweb.com/videos/Carpet_Shampoo.mov

I hope that this video was helpful to you. Please feel free to request a clarification if you have any further questions about the installation, I'm always more then happy to answer any question, seriously.

If you did find this video helpful, please kindly rate my soltuion as Helpful by clicking the Thumbs Up Icon at the the bottom right hand corner of this page.

Thanks for watching!

Chris

Mar 14, 2010 | Kirby Ultimate G Bagged Upright Vacuum

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I need instructions on how to attach the Carpet Cleaner attachments to a Kirby Ultimate ( about 7 or 8 years old )


Greetings,

If you click the link below it will take you to a video demonstration that explains step by step what you need to do to convert your Kirby into a carpet shampooer. The vacuum in the video is the Kirby Sentria, but the procedure is the EXACT same as it is on your Kirby Ultimate G, just as it is with Kirby Generation 3, G4, G5, G6, etc. All Generation models have the same process of converting the vacuum into a carpet shampooer.

Instructional Video On How To Attach The Kirby Generation Series Carpet Shampoo Attachment:
http://kirbywhq.powweb.com/videos/Carpet_Shampoo.mov

I hope that this video was helpful to you. Please feel free to request a clarification if you have any further questions about the installation, I'm always more then happy to answer any question, seriously.

If you did find this video helpful, please kindly rate my soltuion as Helpful by clicking the Thumbs Up Icon at the the bottom right hand corner of this page.

Thanks for watching!

Chris

Feb 27, 2010 | Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Need owners manual for kirby ulitmate g series


Here is an online guide that will get you through the belt change process...you will also find manuals available. Hope this helps...


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

Marci

Jan 08, 2009 | Kirby Ultimate G Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Kirby G5 carpet cleaning system


Try my online guide and follow the directions carefully and exactly. If you do it the way it says and you don't miss any steps, it should solve the problem.
Marci

http://reviews.ebay.com/KIRBY-CARPET-SHAMPOOER-INSTRUCTIONS-MANUAL-DIRECTIONS_W0QQugidZ10000000004594992

Jan 07, 2009 | Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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G5 not dispensing anytyhing


You are missing the little screen that goes on the small hole in the tank where the shampooer hose attaches to the tank. Read this shampooing instruction guide for more info....

http://reviews.ebay.com/KIRBY-CARPET-SHAMPOOER-INSTRUCTIONS-MANUAL-DIRECTIONS_W0QQugidZ10000000004594992

Jun 07, 2008 | Kirby Ultimate G Bagged Upright Vacuum

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