Question about Kirby Ultimate G Bagged Upright Vacuum
Cleaned out any debris I could find. After viewing utube on how to use shampoo I reassembled shampooer. Is berber carpet the issue?
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Tank with soapy solution is attached in place of the bag. It utilizes the air coming out of the exhaust to blow soapy water on a small screen that turns it into thick foam. The foam is simply laid over the carpet (you must vacuum before you shampoo). Foam allows the spread of a small amount of water over the area so carpet is not soaked all the way through. Foam is left on the carpet for a few minutes so it has just enough time to moisten the fibers of the carpet and loosen the dirt (not too long otherwise foam may dry). Then foam maker is set to "OFF" and you slowly pull Kirby vacuum over the area where you laid the foam. The rotating brush in the shampooer nozzle rubs the moisture off carpet fibers and and throws it into the tray in front of the unit. You will not see gallons of dirty water but that is because you did not put it on the rug in the first place. Carpet should dry within 1-4 hours (depends how many times you laid the foam and what is humidity in the room). After it dries it has to be vacuumed. Solution that did not get picked up with the shampooer brush dries and shampoo additives do not let the dirt stick back to the fibers of the carpet. It is loose when it dries so in order to pick up what is left, you must vacuum again.
You can use any carpet shampoo sold in your local store but make sure that this is carpet shampoo that makes foam and pay attention how much you have to dilute it with water as various shampoo products come in different concentration. Avoid using "just anything" that makes foam. Some household chemicals (such as dishwasher fluid) will do great job but it will leave carpet unprotected so dirt will stick to it so well that you will have a filthy rug in no time. Kirby Vacuum Shampooer
Posted on Feb 27, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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I KNOW THIS IS AN OLD POST BUT MANY PEOPLE MIGHT STILL FIND THESE ANSWERS USEFUL. I CAN ATTEST TO THE FACT THAT YOU NEED TO USE THE KIRBY SHAMPOO. I TRIED TO SAVE MONEY AND USE OTHER BRANDS BUT IT NEVER WORKED AND WOULD DISPENSE MOSTLY LIQUID INSTEAD OF FOAM. IF YOU USE THE KIRBY BRAND, YOUR SHAMPOO SHOULD FOAM AS IT IS DISPENSED. GO SLOWLY AS THE PREVIOUS RESPONSE SUGGESTS. ANOTHER THING... I WOULD SUGGEST RAISING THE HEIGHT A LITTLE SO THAT IT IS NOT TOO CLOSE TO THE FLOOR.
Posted on Feb 05, 2009
YES there is Kirby upholstery shampoo attachment that comes in a standard set of attachments - HERE is the instructions. Try it on inconspicuous area first just to make sure that this is going to work on your upholstery. But I would just buy a can of upholstery foam. If you can not find it in a store - try automotive store - they definitely have it. Spray can is just much more simple. Still try it somewhere where you would not be afraid to damage the color first.
Using shampoo attachment on berber carpets is not as effective as on the regular carpet. Brush cant get to brush the fiber from all sides. You may have to shampoo berber rugs from several directions to get the better result.
Posted on Mar 21, 2009
Make sure the tray is all the way down. Step on the toe petal to adjust. Turn on power assist.Turn sud control valve right to increase suds.
Posted on Apr 30, 2009
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