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Re: kirby vacum cleaner
TURN THE BELT LIFTER IN THE FRONT CLOCKWISE UNTIL THE RED ARROWS LINE UP. NOW TURN THE LATCH AT THE TOP OF THE POWER NOZZLE AND TAKE THE NOZZLE OFF. HOOK THE HOSE EVENLY ON THE BAR BELOW THE FAN, LEAN IT UP AND LATCH IT ON WITH THE LATCH.
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Years ago I used to sell and demo kirbys up to the G-5 model,I believe you have to sit in front of your vacume,raise the wheels as high as they can go and on the logo face tun the crank one way,this loosens the belt and give a little tug and the roller sucking chamber will drop.Pull the chamber away.,now take your hose and stick it over the shaft and lock it down with the wing nut and then you can use all your vacume attachments.UNLESS YOUR TALKING - vacume bag hose- this is just a simple twist and click on the vacume exhaust chamber. Now if your hose is unhooked in your vacume bag it self,you will have to get a new bag attachment or get a repair man to look at it.
this could be the impeller fan next to the motor shaft under your attachment hose connection.
to determine this, remove the hose from the unit, and turn the fan shaft with your hand looking down inside the unit. You should see blades on the impeller fan, and they should all look squared off and curved. If any of them are broken or worn, it will make the unit louder than normal.
Also, the hose attchment has an increased noise more than using the brush attchment anyway because it increases the suction for the hose more than on the carpet. IE the motor runs faster giving you more suction.
An Impeller fan for the G3 Kirby will run about 18-39$ for the fan. More for labour.
To use the suds-o-gun you need to convert you Kirby to blower mode. First remove the carpet head. If you have all of the standard kirby attachments there should be a plastic cover to go over the front of the kirby where the carpet head attaches. Its round with square holes in one end. If you don't have this no biggie. Just leave the carpet head on the machine and rotate the belt to the off position so the brush rool bush on rotate. Remove the bag for the machine attach the hose where the bag was use the same end that attaches to the front on the machine. There are notches on the inside of the hose connector the fit over the tabs on the bag port. Fill the suds gun tank with shampoo and water. Attach the suds gun to the kirby hose. The suds gun nozzle is funnel shaped with wire mesh on the end. This helps to make the suds finer. Also the suds gun should have a knob to set how much suds come out when you pull the trigger. Turn on you kirby and suds away.
Remove the bag assembly from the machine.Install the hose to the machine.The upholstery shampooer is simply a trigger assembly with a jar attached.Simply connect the back of the trigger ***'y to the end of the hose.On the attachment case is a cloth covered cap that goes on the other end of the trigger assembly.This is what creates the foam.Fill the jar with shampoo solution.Use the trigger to deposit the foam onto surface.Work the foam into fabric using soft cloth or brush.When it's dry,vacuum the foam and dirt out using the hose attachment on the suction side(front) of the machine
Hi! You need to take the power nozzle off and attach the thing that looks like a little plastic cup with two hooks on it. This is the intake guard. Attach it to the front. Now remove the cloth bag and put the hose on the hole where the bag was. You'll have to line the arrow on the hose up with the notch on the Kirby and push the hose arm toward the Kirby until it pops on. If you need to, lube up the edges of the hole with a wee bit of vaseline or hand lotion. This makes the hose engage easier. Now, put the shampoo gun on the end of the hose and you're ready to go.
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Hi! You need to take the power nozzle off and attach the thing that looks like a little plastic "cup" with two hooks and a screen on it. This is the intake guard. Attach it to the front. Now remove the cloth bag and put the hose on the hole where the bag was. You'll have to line the arrow on the hose up with the notch on the Kirby and push the hose arm toward the Kirby until it pops on. (if the hose isn't all the way on, the vacuum will not run) If you need to, lube up the edges of the hole with a wee bit of vaseline or hand lotion. This makes the hose engage easier. If this didn't help, I have mnauals available. http://stores.ebay.com/CLICK-HERE-FOR-GREAT-DEALS_KIRBY-OWNERS-MANUALS_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZ1QQfsubZ7656839QQftidZ2QQtZkm
Hope this helps... Marci
http://www.geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=11561&thid=539967 I have lost My Kirby G5 Manual Posted by Marie1231 on Apr 23, 2008 Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum
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?
Hello, 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.comContact 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.