Hoover F5881-900 Vacuum\015 I went to clean the car upholstery on the weekend and when I took the upholstery tool/hose to start, I turned on the machine and the cleaning solution started spraying out the nozzle all by itself. When I pushed down on the release button, the solution came out stronger. I turned off the machine, took apart the nozzle and rinsed everything in warm water in case there was a blockage, put the unit back together again and it still kept on spraying. I disengaged the solution tank, turned the machine on and sprayed all the solution that was in the lines and then just used the sucking action after hand spraying the upholstery. Can you tell me why the solution would come out freely prior to using the spray button? Is it a part defect?\015

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A canister vacuum or detachable upright canister with attachments is the best choice for vacuuming stairs. The flexibility of the hose and attachments will help maneuver the tight corners and crevices. If possible, choose a cordless vacuum to prevent the possibility of tripping over the cord.
Upholstery Tool: The upholstery tool has a small, flat head and powerful suction, this attachment works well on fabric surfaces such as mattresses, couches, chairs and other fabric based pieces.
USE: Upholstery Nozzle – Used for cleaning of upholstery, curtains, car seats etc. / Round Furniture Brush is used for cleaning of areas that are not scratch resistant like furniture`s, dashboard`s, keyboard`s, glass etc.
First, you need to vacuum up all loose dirt from the sofa surface. Next, spray water and cleaning agent evenly on the stained surface. For heavy dirt, spray and leave to work for at least 5 minutes. Then place the nozzle on the surface of upholstery and slowly vacuum up the moisture from the cleaning mixture.
Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner is a professional formulation designed specifically for cleaning automotive floors, floor mats, carpet, and upholstery with exceptional results.
The best way to find out what size will fit your vacuum cleaner is to measure the INTERNAL diameter of one of your old vacuum cleaner tools. Please be very precise when measuring as the difference between the sizes is very small.
Upholstery Tool

This attachment is wide and sometimes has a lint-catching fabric strip perfect for coaxing dust from sofas, chairs, mattresses, and cushions.

An upholstery nozzle is excellent at getting dust and debris out from the nooks and crannies of your soft furnishings, without damaging any of the covering fabric. It can even be used to freshen up your mattress!
Vacuuming of upholstery should be done weekly or as often as you clean your floors. The dust that accumulates on the carpet will also be forming on your couch. But you may need to vacuum more often or less often depending on how your couch is used.
Upholstery cleaning is the process of cleaning the fabric on furniture or carpets using a special cleaner or detergent that is designed for upholstery fabrics, and with an upholstery machine that soaks and vacuums up the cleaning chemical. Upholstery cleaning can be done on any furniture with a fabric surface.
A: Yes. It comes with an attachment to clean stairs and upholstery.
Yes! Your SmartWash™ comes with an 8-foot hose and various tools to clean stains and spills on upholstered furniture. Always check manufacturer`s label before cleaning for any specific instructions.
Regular upholstery cleaning can keep them looking great for longer and prevent staining and damage from ruining the appearance. With a professional handling the job, you can also ensure that protectants are added to prolong the condition even further.
Of all the different types of couch materials, fabric is typically the easiest to clean. This is because fabrics are generally quite resilient to stains and dirt. Whether you have a plush velour or a simple cotton upholstery, fabric can usually be spot cleaned with just a little bit of water and soap.
For fabric upholstery: Mix 1/4 cup vinegar, 3/4 warm water and 1 tablespoon of dish soap or Castile soap. Put in a spray bottle. Mist the soiled area. Scrub with a soft cloth until the stain lifts.
Well, carpet cleaning involves cleaning carpets made of wool or another natural fiber, while upholstery cleaning refers to cleaning a piece of furniture`s fabric. Upholstery is primarily made of synthetic materials, such as polyester, nylon, or acrylic.
The carpet cleaner should not be used on upholstery due to potential damage to the fabric, color, and texture. In addition, carpet and upholstery cleaners have different chemical compositions, and using them interchangeably may have negative consequences.
The best method of cleaning carpets is usually steam cleaning, which removes over 90% of dirt and bacteria from carpeting. Dry cleaning carpeting is also effective for ensuring carpets are ready for foot traffic as quickly as possible.
Vacuum ranges Units of measurement A vacuum is a space entirely devoid of matter (“absolute vacuum”). In practice we talk about a vacuum when the air pressure in a space lies below atmospheric pressure. 100 Pa = 1 hPa 1 hPa = 1 mbar 1 mbar = 0.001 bar The vacuum level is often expressed as a % value.
The suction power is measured in Watt (W) and is typically between 250 W and 450 W for machines with 1 motor. The suction power is to be measured at the end of the tube of a complete vacuum cleaner (i.e. with tube, hose and filters – but without nozzle).
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No matter what your couch is made of, you should be vacuuming it regularly. (Every week or two is ideal.) Use your vacuum cleaner`s crevice tool to get into tight corners, and the upholstery attachment or soft brush attachment for the couch`s surfaces. Lift each cushion up to reveal the dust and crumbs underneath.
Dust corners are triangle-shaped pieces, usually made of brass or nickel, that are used to prevent dust from accumulating in corners. Stair dust corners are used on staircases at the point where the tread, riser, and stringer meet.
A canister vacuum or detachable upright canister with attachments is the best choice for vacuuming stairs. The flexibility of the hose and attachments will help maneuver the tight corners and crevices. If possible, choose a cordless vacuum to prevent the possibility of tripping over the cord.

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My DC07 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum has a small attachment for vacuuming carpeted stairs. This attachment is currently not spinning its internal brush necessary to pickup the dirt on the stairs. The rest of the vaccum is working fine. The suction cap on this attachment is pulled out, as it should be. I have checked the vacuum over thoroguhly and there are no bloackages anywhere.
ANSWER : Make sure to extend the wand straight up and completely out of the handle and watch that you don’t kink the hose.

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ANSWER : What is the Model Number of the Steam Vac?
.It should be something like F58XX-XXX

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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.
Desperate to reclaim her couch

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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How to attach upholstery attachment
ANSWER : You are trying to put the tool on upside down. The half moon should be towards the bottom , just like a big smile, the tool attachment sits up off the bottom, I know I was trying to force it down in the wrong direction too. Hope this makes sense to you.

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Stair and upholstery attachment
ANSWER : After tearing things down and inspecting the handle switch, etc., I .found that my problem was detergent. It sets idle for a while or .doesn’t get used very much and the detergent dries and actually clogs .the inside of the hose. I cleared it by fully extending the hose, .pressing the button and allowing the clog to clear itself. The built in. heater helped out a lot once the flow started again. I used a can of .compressed air to provide a little blow back to get things moving but .not too much or the pump would be damaged. Remove the tool and hold the. nozzle into an empty cup while depressing the trigger. A warm vinegar .solution clears things out nicely. It’s kinda hard for this piece go defective but easy to overlook when wrapping up and storing the unit. Remember, clean water rinse with 1/4 cup white vinegar. There, I fixed it and wasn’t even broke!

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I sucked up a sock into the carpet attachment of my electrolux 3500 series and the carpet attachment cut off. After the sock was easily removed (it was only wrapped around the brush part) I reattached the carpet attachment, turned the vacuum on and flipped the switch to turn the carpet attachment back on, but it won’t come back on. How can I fix it?
ANSWER : Did you press the reset button? There will be a reset button either on the back of the unit just below the bulkhead or on the top side of the base.
.Locate the reset button and press; this should allow the carpet attachment to resume operation.
.If you require an Owner’s Manual try downloading the Epic 3500 manual from this site:

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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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I have a modelF5914-900 steamvac cleaner.serial #0704 0011 4711 I cleaned the carpets in my house and then started to do the stairs with the stair attachment. I got down to the last four stairs and the solution would no longer come out. I checked the tank and hose connection and tried priming the pump per the instruction manual. nothing worked. Could you make a suggestion as to what the problem could be? Thank You
ANSWER : Check fuses goin to the pump, is the pump working? if so you may have an air pocket or a air leak in the intake.

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