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How do I connect the cleaning hose on a Kirby performance G5 vacuum?

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The best explanation is given by Kirby Co. in an instruction video. Simply go to http://www.kirby.com/Portals/0/videos.html and click on one of the icons next to "How to Attach the Hose".

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I need a owners manual for a Kirby G5 vacuum cleaner


Hello, this is Ava with Think Crucial.

You may find the User's Manual for your Kirby model by clicking the link below.

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I think you need to copy and paste this link, and grab a drink and watch closely. Have fun!
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Hi How do I attached the hose onto the upright G5 model?


First, twist the belt lifter dial on the front of your kirby roller brush head counter clockwise to take the belt off the motor fan pulley, then undo the latch at the top of the head to release it from the vacuum body, then take your hose and mount it to the place where the head was hooked onto then lock it down with the latch at the top of the hose. That should get you going.

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How do I attach the hose to a Kirby G5?


UN PLUG THE MACHINE before attempting this. There is a safety switch that prevents you from getting hurt but please just to be safe un plug the machine.

The hose attaches to the front of the machine. You will need to take off the brushroll nozzle first to do this.

Lift the front lid with the light on it. Pull the plastic lever from the front turn knob. Twist the plastic knob until the red markings line up. Turn the metal latch at the top of the nozzle. Pull off nozzle.

Take hose and attach it to where the nozzle was. The little plastic curved hooks on the hose attach to the metal rod. Once you have the hose on turn the metal latch to hold the hose onto the machine the same way the nozzle was held on.

Let me know if you need more help.
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I need to know how to use the attachments that came with the Kirby. I know how to use the shampoo/vacuum, but not the other attachments or the upholstery cleaner. Does anyone have any idea?

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I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure.
1st, you need to un-hook the lever @ the top of the Kirby head, dial off the belt from the Kirby Vacuum Head using the Kirby emblem in the front of the vacuum, that also serves as a hook/spoon to dial the belt off the fan pulley. Once you have removed the vacuum head you now hook up the attachment hose to use the attachments by locking the attachment hose to the top lever. All regular Kirby attachment will fix on the attachment hose end including the spin brush if you have one with your Kirby --- using the Kirby Shampoo spray the soiled area and use the spin brush to agitate the carpet and or upholstery, try not to use to much water. If you have a Kirby shampooer – use the recovery tank on the exhaust port of the Kirby (this means that the cloth/paper bag needs to come off and install the clear recovery tank. Please refer to the Kirby owners manual for any type of trouble shooting that you might need – or please feel free to contact your local vacuum dealer in the yellow pages or contact your Kirby factory manufacturer 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
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