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<h2 class="Heading1a Underline header"><span>Instructions</span></h2>
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<h2 class="Heading5a">Things You'll Need:</h2>
<span>Vacuum and its hose attachments</span>
<span>Shampoo specific to the couch's fabric</span>
<span>Steam cleaner, possibly</span>
<span>Rag and cotton swabs</span>
<h4 class="Heading4a">Preparing the Sofa</h4>
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 />
Dust the wood areas with a soft rag and a cotton swab for the
area between the material and wood.<br />
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 />
Determine the sofa's fabric. This tag is typically found
under the cushion area.<br />
Buy shampoo specifically for your sofa's fabric.<br />
Rent a rug shampooer.<br />
Assemble the shampooer according to its directions.<br />
Test a small area of the sofa. The best place may be the back
of the couch or under the couch if possible.<br />
Clean the entire couch. This will prevent watermarks.<br />
Allow it and all its parts to dry before reassembling the
cushions and pillows.<br />
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You should have the new aquamate, it has a blue top to fill with the water and water/soap solution that pops down into place. You will need to use your power nozzle hose and tube, connect it to your shampooer (make sure to connect the power connection just like the power nozzle). Fill your water up, large compartment is for cold water only and the smaller compartment is for one cap full of soap then the rest filled with cold water. Start with just a splash of water or an empty basin in the rainbow. The trigger will control your water spray and the brush underneath. There are two levers on the back of the shampooer marked with a shower head and a bar of soap. Use the soap with the shower head and the soap on and the water only with just the shower head on. You will want to also go over the area shampooed with both off to **** up the remaining water. Make sure to clean your floor thoroughly before shampooing.
make sure the brushes on the shampooer head are spinning and that you have the shampooer head lowered all the way down to its lowest setting. Also...shampoo at a slower pace than you would move when vacuuming...when both putting down the suds on heavily soiled areas and scooping them up. The more oils in the carpet, the less suds you'll see when the shampooer is working properly.
one more thing that may be mentioned in the guide is the little round sud screen that attaches to one end of the shampooer hose...make sure that little mesh screen is there and seated properly. It is what produces the suds from the shampoo solution.
If your trying to shampoo your carpets but the water flow is to weak and it trickles through the spout to the carpet leaving small puddles This problem often occurs when the foam filter is not replaced after rinsing or ends up in the shampoo hose at an angle preventing foaming. If you take the small shampoo hose of the shampoo tank the filter should be on the tank, if not, it may have come off and be in the hose. If it’s not there locate it, likely in the area where you last cleaned the shampooer or in the box, and put it back on the tank. While this should be cleaned after each use, care should be taken to replace it and not lose it. The problem may also occur if you don’t actually add the Kirby Dry Foam Shampoo to the water or if you use some thin else. Take care to also clean and replace the air filter after rinsing. It is located under the shampoo tank where the tank fits onto the vacuum.
It is meant to come apart for cleaning it up afterwards. Slip the belt over the roller. One triangular end of the roller is bigger than the other, so keep this in mind when sliding it into the cleaning head. Turn the knob to pick up the belt, just like on the vacuum's regular nozzle. Mount the cleaning head, then turn the knob to set the belt onto the motor spindle.