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The Kirby vacuum carpet shampooer is an excellent product for cleaning carpeted floors, provided that it’s used in the proper way. The first thing to do is purchase a bottle of Kirby brand carpet shampoo. There are other types of shampoos meant for carpets, but the Kirby brand is the best for the Kirby machine. Kirby also makes a dry formula; easy to use, measure and pour. Once inside the machine, it starts to foam up and works well for cleaning up small or large areas of carpet. The shampoo is available wherever Kirby products are sold.
To use the Kirby vacuum carpet shampooer: remove the tank and add the desired amount of water. The tank slides right out of the machine and fits under the spigot in a bathtub or shower. There are three fill lines. The first line is for smaller areas: if an entire house needs to be cleaned; fill the tank to the top line. The shampoo goes in next, with one capful used for each line filled. In other words, if the tank is filled to the top, three caps of shampoo need to be added.
The carpet shampooer contains a cloth bag on the outside of the machine that stores dust, dirt and debris collected by the machine. Rotate the bag in the opposite direction of the cleaner until it comes off completely, and slide the tank back into place. The tank needs to rotate slightly as it’s pushed inside, and there will be a slight click as it locks into place.
Take off the power nozzle by turning the belt lifter and sliding the nozzle off. The next step is to apply the hood onto the shampooer, which prevents the cleaner from getting hit with water as the machine works. The next step is to prepare the belt lifter: turn the belt lifter in place until the arrows on the top of the machine line up perfectly. The shampooer attachment goes onto the machine in the same spot the nozzle once sat; a little twist will snap it into place.
You may also want to adjust the carpet shampooer higher or lower, depending on the carpet thickness. Next, connect the hose to the tank and tray. The hose slides into the tank outlet and the hole located in the tray. Now it’s time to use the carpet shampooer.
Plus the power cord into an outlet, press the power button on the machine and the foam dispenser. The foam will come out of the machine as the shampooer or attachment is pushed forward and backward. The faster you move; the less foam is sent out. Kirby recommends working on small areas at a time for the best performance. When the shampooer is turned off, the attachment works as a vacuum to slowly suck back up the foam, leaving behind clean carpet.
If the carpet still looks dirty, or there’s a significant amount of dirt built up, go back over the same area again: Moving up and down, and then side to side, will apply more pressure and cleaner, to better get the dirt up. For larger areas, the tray will need to be emptied at least once. In smaller areas, continue to shampoo and only empty the tray after completion. After the room’s clean and the tray emptied, it’s simply a matter of removing the parts and storing the Kirby vacuum carpet shampooer.
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