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PROBLEM I HAVE CLEANED PART OF MY CARPET, BUT WHAT SUCKS UP THE DIRT OR WATER AS CARPET WAS WET, I HAVE WATCHED A VIDEO, BUT DIDN'T GO FAR ENOUGH TO EXPLAIN THIS, AND WHAT DOES THE BELT DO THAT IS LOOSE FITTING IN BETWEEN EACH SIDE OF BRUSH. KINDEST REGARDS

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Well with a Kirby shampoo system there is no actual suction to clean up the water, they use a foam to clean if you are using the genuine Kirby shampoo, what the brush does is scrub and collect excess foam, I've used them before and really I'm quite pleased with the Kirby shampoo set it doesn't take as long as my parents Bissell did to dry

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