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How to Identify and Fix Common Vacuum Problems ?

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This hose is an electric, direct connect hose. Meaning there is no pigtail on this electric hose, and it will connect into your wall outlet directly, with no pigtail cord needed. This hose is white in color. It is crush proof, lightweight, and 35 feet in length.
This hose is an electric, direct connect hose. Meaning there is no pigtail on this electric hose, and it will connect into your wall outlet directly, with no pigtail cord needed. This hose is white in color. It is crush proof, lightweight, and 35 feet in length.
This hose is an electric, direct connect hose. Meaning there is no pigtail on this electric hose, and it will connect into your wall outlet directly, with no pigtail cord needed. This hose is white in color. It is crush proof, lightweight, and 35 feet in length.
This hose is an electric, direct connect hose. Meaning there is no pigtail on this electric hose, and it will connect into your wall outlet directly, with no pigtail cord needed. This hose is white in color. It is crush proof, lightweight, and 35 feet in length.
Start the engine and spray

Scope out all the vacuum lines under the hood. Then start the engine and spray each connection with a light stream of water. If a connection sucks in the water, you`ve found your leak. A vacuum leak can cause a rough idle, high rpm, poor gas mileage and even trigger a check-engine light.

This hose is an electric, direct connect hose. Meaning there is no pigtail on this electric hose, and it will connect into your wall outlet directly, with no pigtail cord needed. This hose is white in color. It is crush proof, lightweight, and 35 feet in length.
This hose is an electric, direct connect hose. Meaning there is no pigtail on this electric hose, and it will connect into your wall outlet directly, with no pigtail cord needed. This hose is white in color. It is crush proof, lightweight, and 35 feet in length.
Tap connectors are used to connect hot and cold taps and come in metal or plastic options. They are designed to be quick and easy to use and range from versions suitable for regular household use to more robust, heavy-duty options for commercial systems.
This hose is an electric, direct connect hose. Meaning there is no pigtail on this electric hose, and it will connect into your wall outlet directly, with no pigtail cord needed. This hose is white in color. It is crush proof, lightweight, and 35 feet in length.
Using silicone tape to patch a vacuum hose is a simple and effective way to repair a damaged hose.. Silicone tape, also known as self-fusing silicone tape or Tommy Tape, is a flexible, waterproof material that can be easily wrapped around a vacuum hose to create a strong, airtight seal.
All vacuum cleaners operate based on air flowing from the opening at the cleaning head or tool, through the vacuum cleaner and the bag and/or filter system and then out the exhaust port. This airflow is created by the vacuum motor, which also may be referred to as the suction motor.
The most common problem with a vacuum cleaner is also the easiest to remedy: clogs in the hose or attachments. Also the electrical cord, motor, switch, fan, brushes, and motor bearings can all need repair or replacement. The drive belt may need replacing; and the attachments, hoses, and filters may need unclogging.

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I do not know how to attach the hose to the vacum to use attachments on the Dirt Devil Vision
ANSWER : Hi,
.this manual will help you out
.http://homeappliance.manualsonline.com/manuals/mfg/dirt_devil/dirt_devil.html
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.
.thank you,
vijay (vote for me)

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My bissell proheat upright steam cleaner is spraying out through the attachments just fine, but will not spray to the floor when using upright. we’ve taken it apart to find that there is no water at all going through one of the hoses, but it appears the hose is connected behind the on/off and heat switches, we can’t seem to figure out how to get in there to replace that hose….any suggestions on how to access this?? just curious how you would get in to replace the hose, we know it is the hose..
ANSWER : Hi,

Here is a tip that will give you all the information you need to fix your BissellProheat Vacuum Problem.

Bissell Proheat Upright Wet/Dry Vacuum Problems

heatman101 .
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Kirby turns on with hose attachement but not with head attachment
ANSWER : Front of the unit, black switch that is pressed by this plastic protrusion from hose coupling has two parts. It is because ANY generation Kirby has speeds – HIGH for vacuuming with hose and LOW for using it with nozzle.
Looks like the switch went bad (Switch HERE)

We have instructions for replacing it too.
The “funny noise” with hose throws me off a bit though. Check if there is nothing in the hose (put a nickle through it).

Good Luck

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How do I attach and use the shampooing attachment so I can clean my couch?
ANSWER : Http://geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=11557&thid=579274
.How do I attach and use the shampooing attachment…
.Posted by rottylvr on May 08, 2008
.I have a Kirby Vacuum and Carpet Cleaner that I know how to use, all except the attachment that I am not sure about. I am not sure if it is a vacuuming attachment or can I attach it and use it to clean my couch, I do not have the user guide for my vacuum as I got it from my son’s ex girlfriend in lieu of money she owed me. It looks like it should be used for shampooing things like stairs and furniture, but for the life of me I cannot figure it out! Can you please help me? Tell me how to attach it if it is supposed to be used to clean stairs and furniture or tell me where I can find the user guide to look at and see how to use it……Oh by the way I have a 160 pound rottweiler that tries to live on my furniture and my couch is in desperate need of cleaning, this is my only day off and I have spent all day cleaning carpets due to my dog and would love to clean my couch before returning to work and putting my dog in the back yard now that it is warm enough for him to be outside all day.
Thanks,
Desperate to reclaim her couch


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.Hello,
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. My suggestion is that you contact the Kirby Co in Cleveland listed below and they will instruct you either to down load a owner’s manual or they will mail one out to you, there might be a local Kirby dealer in your area that might have a manual as well. Also, there is a separate shampoo head that will be in the owner’s manual, you remove the vacuum head and bag assm and attach the shampoo head, make sure you use genuine Kirby shampoo for the carpet. So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions.

.http://kirby.com/ Customer Service – United States & Canada 1-800-494-8586
.Hours 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (EST) U.S. & Canada Fax # 1 (216) 529-6146
.Mail To:
.Consumer Relations
.The Kirby Company
.1920 West 114 Street
.Cleveland, OH 44102
.Thanks, Don the Vac Man
Go Ahead. Use Us.

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Attachments when using the attachments for cormers and such, when you pull the hose out to use the attachments dust comes out the open hole where the hose originally goes?
ANSWER : Check also filter and replace if necessary.

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Kirby Sentria I bought my kirby sentria just before we were to move house and although I have the instructions somewhere, they will be boxed up and I so want to clean the carpets before I move. Problem is that I don’t know whether the belt should be on or off when using the big silver front with the Kirby insignia on it. I know that the green light should come on when it is working properly and it does not, so I am doing something wrong. I can attach the attachments no problem but I want to use
ANSWER : If the green light is off, then its time to replace the band. This video shows you how.

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How do i put a belt on my dirt devil vision – Dirt Devil M086700 Vision Bagless Upright Vacuum
ANSWER : Without the model number I cannot give you a link to the exact manual that will have a step by step process for user maintainable items like belts. However if you click the link below and enter your model number at the prompt you should be able to download a manual that will show you the procedure.
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.http://www.dirtdevil.com/CustomerService/Manuals/Default.aspx

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Need instructions for use of dirt devil spot scrubber; have borrowed one to use to get some serious spots off of carpet; no instructions with it; need to know how to fill the container and how much solution to use for cleaning.
ANSWER : To have a manual mailed to you at no charge, please contact our customer service department at 1-800-321-1134.

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