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Kirby Sentria I bought my kirby sentria just before we were to move house and although I have the instructions somewhere, they will be boxed up and I so want to clean the carpets before I move. Problem is that I don't know whether the belt should be on or off when using the big silver front with the Kirby insignia on it. I know that the green light should come on when it is working properly and it does not, so I am doing something wrong. I can attach the attachments no problem but I want to use the full vacuum. Does the Kirby word on the front have to be facing the right way up when it is set up properly?

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  • god4 Jan 31, 2008

    i need a manual i don't no how to hook for upholstry cleaning for my sentria

  • SaHoppa Mar 23, 2008

    I am having the same problem - it is quite a hassle. Takes me about 30 minutes to get it working if at all when I want to vacuum. I know it's just a matter of not understanding how to get the belt to engage, but wow - what a hassle. Help!

  • jwatkins0812 Sep 02, 2008

    The green light doesn't come on when I turn the vacuum on. I have the green arrows lined up! Heeeelp!

  • osmin Sep 04, 2008

    i forgot how to used it



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If the green light is off, then its time to replace the band. This video shows you how.

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The belt should be on (green arrow to green arrow on the knob and powerhead)

I would suggest taking the powerhead off (big silver front with the kirby insignia) and looking to make sure the hook inside the powerhead is picking up the belt. The hook stretches the belt so that it is pulled up over the driveshaft when the powerhead is placed on the front of the kirby. When the hook is stretching the belt for placement the arrows will be red to red (again, this is found on the knob on the front of the kirby)

When the belt is off (red to red) that means the belt is on the hook and off of the driveshaft. When the belt is on that means the belt is on the driveshaft (finger looking thing that sticks out of the kirby when the powerhead is removed) and that will make the brushs spin.

If my instructions are a little vague you can also try this site
http://www.greatvacs.com/kirby%20instructions.shtml

At the bottom of the page there is a link explaining how to use the shampooer, attachments, and detailed instructions on how to put on and take off the powerhead.

Hope this helps!

Posted on Jan 16, 2008

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Q. Whom can I contact with questions on my Kirby system purchase? A. Our Consumer Relations specialists can assist you with any questions or comments you have regarding your Kirby system, its purchase or service of the unit. We are available at 1-800-494-8586, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST. Q. Whom do I contact for additional assistance with the operation of my Kirby system?
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Shame on the kirby company,they dont anderstanding thAT WE HAVE NOT PRODUCTS THE MASHINE AND WE NEED TO HAVE USERS MANUAL,SHAME SHAME SHAME SHAME SHAME IM FROM mACEDONIA AND IF I NEED TO CLEAN AND I DONT NO HOW THEN A NEED TO WAIT 2 OR 3 DAYS OR MEABY MORE

Posted on Sep 08, 2008

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SOURCE: how to use shampooer on Kirby Sentria Upright

Kirby shampoo manual with plenty of pictures HERE

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