I know how to use the carpet shampooer, but I can't seem to work out how to use the upholstery attatchments. Are you able to point me in the right direction for a manual, or just let me know what goes where???
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Re: Need help with upholstery shampooing
Unfortunately Kirby don't seem to support their Australian customers at all, sorry.
(best they offered was a phone number of a dealer in Capetown)
If you have a friend in the US who could send it on to you then you could get a manual here;
Unfortunately they wont ship direct to Oz.
Same deal here, if you have a contact in the UK;
They even offer the video as well,
If you can post back with your general area, I could find you a nearby dealer that sells the ultimate G where you might be able to get some help.
Hope this can help you out, if not please post back with your location :)
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if you unscrew a bit on the base that allows you to take off the brush, you will see a black plastic strip with very small holes in it. These are where your shampoo comes out of. Take a needle and re-pierce these holes and it should work again. I have just sorted mine out. good luck .
There is a portable shampooer/sprayer that attaches to the hose ( the long one that makes the kirby a canister vacuum). It should have come with your attachments. Looks a bit like a gun without the tank attached to the bottom...the tank screws on.
To use it you would put the fingerguard attachment on the front of the kirby where the powerhead would normally go and the hose with the portable shampooer where the bag would go.
The tank on the portable sprayer/shampooer has lines to indicate how much water and shampoo are needed.
Be sure to put the mesh nozzle (sort of a triangular shaped thing with a piece of mesh along the front that attaches to the front of the portable sprayer) on the front of the portable sprayer if you want to shampoo..otherwise it will just spray a mist. The triangular piece with the mesh screen is what produces suds.
Vacuum the furniture/stairs thoroughly before shampooing. Cover the stairs/furniture with a thick coat of suds. Once covered with suds, pop the suds into the fabric/carpet using your hands...working the bubbles into any heavily soiled areas with a soft brush. No need to vacuum after shampooing. There is only about 10 percent water to 90 percent air in the suds.
Then let it dry. 15 minutes to and hour depending on the amount of solution used.
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.