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Shampoo does not sud

Equipment attached right, shampoo to water ratio good. turn on machine, fluffer bringing dirt to tray, turn on suds flow and does not suds at all. used to suds entire width and bring dirty foam back to tray, now just sending mixture into rug, not picking up water or dirt.
please help.
thanks

Posted by rosemac1 on

  • rosemac1 Apr 10, 2009

    It is not dispensing suds. It seems to be dispensing the water soap mixture in a heavy single line, soaking the carpet in that one line and nothing else. there are no suds at all.

    thanks for you help, RockyNR1



    Have a great Easter celebration

    Rose

  • Rocky
    Rocky May 11, 2010

    Does it dispense suds but not picking up or it dispenses soapy water no foam?

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The suds screen is not there or is somewhere in hose elbow. Click HERE and read the tip about installing the suds screen.

If you want to see where the screen is supposed to be installed - see out Kirby shampooer manual HERE.

Good Luck
Rocky
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Posted on Apr 10, 2009

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