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How to use my Kirby
Posted by rnelson510 on Apr 24, 2008
How to use my Kirby carpet cleaner?
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure.
This is kind of a general question and I will try to explain the best I can. Most Kirby’s have a vacuum head and sometimes a shampoo head, the vacuum head is removable on most Kirby’s and the vac head comes off the front for a brushroll and belt change. When you vacuum and you go to adjust the vacuum head, raise the height adjustment all the way u to the top with your foot, then listen to the tone change, @ first you will hear air pulling thru and the brush has not hit the carpet as of yet, that is the sound the you are listening for, once the brushroll hits the carpet – there is a definite tone change and that is when you have it adjusted correctly, try to vacuum with it set that way, if it is picking up well – you’re OK, if not adjust if down one more click. Also remember to do a belt change every 4 to 6 months for good cleaning, change the bag more often because it will pup better with a new belt and bag, or if you don’t have a paper bag, take and scrape the inside of the cloth bag with the scraper provided in the small zipper section. Please refer to the owner’s manual or trouble shooting guide or to your local vacuum cleaner dealer or in the yellow pages, also you can use the Kirby factory or website listed below:
http://kirby.com Contact Us by Phone
United States and Canada 1-800-494-8586
Between the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
Monday thru Friday
Thanks, Don – The Vac Man
Go Ahead. Use Us.
Posted on Apr 24, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: carpet cleaner wont foam up
My educated guess ot that the little suds screen is not in the hole on the tank where the hose plugs into it. Check to see if it is wedged sideways in the end of the shampooer hose. (this happens (OFTEN)
Here is a link to my online shampooer manual in case you need any more instruction...
Posted on Jun 28, 2009
I did a search and found a very useful web site for owners of the same vaccum as yours im sure you will be able to get parts and possibly a manual, hope it helps
Posted on Jul 23, 2009
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 G3, as well as Kirby Diamond Edition, 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 3 Series Carpet Shampoo Attachment:
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Posted on Mar 21, 2010
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