Miscellaneous Kirby Vacuum Attachment Functions - Tips & Tricks

Kirby is a high-end vacuum clean, and as such it can actually do a lot more than most people know about! In this video we go over a few things that most people never figure out!

 

 

Important Safety Tips

  • Always make sure your machine is unplugged and the power button is turned off, before servicing your vacuum.
  • Always make sure your hands are dry and free from moisture before servicing your machine.
  • Be sure to wear gloves when servicing your machine to prevent any cuts or scrapes.
  • If you are uncomfortable working on your vacuum, please don’t hesitate to contact us at service@greatvacs.com and we can help you through the process or you can send it into us to fix it for you. 

 

Instructions

 

First, let’s see how you can use your Kirby to clean the tops of your ceiling fans! Start by putting both wands on.

 

Then add the curved wand.

 

Finish it off with the wall tool. The shape will allow to easily reach the top surface of the ceiling fan from the floor!

 

The next fun trick is vacuuming your mattress! Take note that the longer the hose the more power you lose. If you want to do some serious deep cleaning, you’ll need to put on the hand-held tool. Start by removing the handle. (There’s a release at the back of the vacuum.)

 

Snap on the “hand held tool.”

 

And then snap your Kirby bag in place.

 

Instead of having the hose on you’ll actually have the head on for maximum cleaning power. Simply turn it on and you can vacuum your mattress, stairs, or anything else that needs a really good, deep clean.

 

What if you have all hardwood floors at home? A lot of people prefer a canister vacuum over and upright. With the right selection of wands and attachments, you can turn your upright Kirby into a canister vacuum!

 

Did you know your Kirby vacuum can blow air? It can be used as a leaf blower, inflator, or for dusting things like a keyboard! The first thing you’ll do is remove the bag.

 

Now remove the hose.

 

Then take the hose and line up the arrow with the notch on the vacuum. Twist the hose and it should be securely attached where the bag used to be.

 

There is another attachment that you’ll need to place on the front where the hose was.

 

Another cool thing your Kirby can do on the blow setup is shampooing carpets! Just have it set up to blow and add on the shampooer attachment.

 

 

 

Which model of Kirby vacuum is the best? Here’s what we think!

 

Looking for more info? Check out our Education Center!

 

Need your Kirby repaired? Send us an email at service@greatvacs.com

 

We sell Kirby vacuums! We buy Kirby vacuums! And we sell bags, belts, cords, or anything else you need!

 

Here at Great Vacs we’ve serviced and rebuilt nearly 100,000 Kirby vacuum cleaners, so if you have any questions or comments feel free to leave us a comment! You can also head on over to our YouTube channel to see more education videos.

 

Miscellaneous Kirby Vacuum Attachment Functions - Tips & Tricks

Miscellaneous Kirby Vacuum Attachment Functions - Tips & Tricks

Kirby is a high-end vacuum clean, and as such it can actually do a lot more than most people know about! In this video we go...

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How To Use Rainbow Vacuum Wands

A common question from Rainbow vacuum owners is: “What is the correct way to use Rainbow wands?” Sometimes people are vacuuming and the wands falls off, or sometimes they have them in the wrong order. In this video, Dustin goes over how to use your Rainbow wands correctly!

 

 

Important Safety Tips

  • Always make sure your machine is unplugged and the power button is turned off, before servicing your vacuum.
  • Always make sure your hands are dry and free from moisture before servicing your machine.
  • Be sure to wear gloves when servicing your machine to prevent any cuts or scrapes.
  • If you are uncomfortable working on your vacuum, please don’t hesitate to contact us at service@greatvacs.com and we can help you through the process or you can send it into us to fix it for you. 

 

Instructions

 

There are two types of wand connections you may see in Rainbow vacuums - friction fit and button lock. The D3, D4, SE and SE Pan 2 models all use friction fit. You just take your wand, shove it in as far as it goes, and then twist to the right. It shouldn’t come off while your vacuuming, but if it does you probably haven’t twisted it hard enough. To remove it simply untwist!

 

The newer E style Rainbow vacuums use a button lock. The wands all just snap together. To release, just push the button and pull them apart. Fortunately, both style of wand will work on the E series machines!

 

You can use any of your tools, except the floor tool, without the wands. Floor tools need the wands to be attached in the correct order. You need to start with the curved wand that is at the end of the hose. If your hose didn’t come with it already attached, don’t worry! You can attach it my simply twisting and shoving at the same time.

 

Now attach the short, straight wand.

 

The attach the curved wand. You will notice that this wand has two bumps at one end.

 

Finally, attach the floor tool to the end with the bumps. Those bumps allow the floor tool to swivel. You're ready to vacuum!

 

Want to know what Rainbow vacuum is best for you? Check out our Rainbow Vacuum guide!

 

Looking for more info? Check out our Education Center!

 

Need your Rainbow repaired? Send us an email at service@greatvacs.com

 

We sell Rainbow vacuums! We buy Rainbow vacuums! And we sell parts, tools, or anything else you need! If you need any parts, supplies or have any questions, email as service@greatvacs.com or leave a comment! You can also head on over to our YouTube channel to see more educational videos on all of our different products.

 

How To Use Rainbow Vacuum Wands

How To Use Rainbow Vacuum Wands

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You'll never guess what 5 things this vacuum can do!

 

Can a Rainbow Vacuum Cleaner blow air? Can it pickup wet and dry messes? Can it be used as a purifier? What about Pet Hair? All these questions and more are answered today as we learn 5 things Rainbow vacuums can do that you may not be aware of.

 

Important Safety Tips

  • Always make sure your machine is unplugged and the power button is turned off, before servicing your vacuum.
  • Always make sure your hands are dry and free from moisture before servicing your machine.
  • Be sure to wear gloves when servicing your machine to prevent any cuts or scrapes.
  • If you are uncomfortable working on your vacuum, please don’t hesitate to contact us at service@greatvacs.com and we can help you through the process or you can send it into us to fix it for you. 

 

#1 – Blower/ Inflator

 

Rainbow vacuums can be used to blow of inflate simply by attaching the hose to the exhaust side! This is great for cleaning keyboards or dusting furniture and delicate electronics.

 

You can also use to clean places like automotive interiors and your engine bay.

 

Your Rainbow vacuum can also be used to quickly inflate air mattresses, beachballs, and inner tubes.

 

#2 – Wet and Dry Pickup

 

Rainbows are great for picking up pretty much anything – like spilled milk or water.

 

#3 – Air Purifying Mode

 

Rainbow vacuums are also great at cleaning air. They have HEPA and water filtration and are one of the best air purifiers on the market.

 

#4 – Pet Hair and Stair Cleaning

 

These vacuums are also great for cleaning up pet hair because of their excellent filtration and huge array of attachments.

 

One of the attachments is the Rainbow Mini Head, which is great for cleaning stairs without having to carry a heavy vacuum up and down.

 

#5 – Shampooing

 

With a few additional steps you can transform your Rainbow vacuum into a shampooing machine.  You can clean anything from low pile carpet to high pile carpet, tile, and any other water-safe hard floor surface. You can also easily transition from multiple surfaces to the next without needing to switch attachments.

 

Need to clean upholstery or auto interiors? There’s a hand held shampooer that is perfect for that!

 

 

Want to know what Rainbow vacuum is best for you? Check out our Rainbow Vacuum guide!

 

Looking for more info? Check out our Education Center!

 

Need your Rainbow repaired? Send us an email at service@greatvacs.com

 

We sell Rainbow vacuums! We buy Rainbow vacuums! And we sell parts, tools, or anything else you need! If you need any parts, supplies or have any questions, email as service@greatvacs.com or leave a comment! You can also head on over to our YouTube channel to see more educational videos on all of our different products.

 

You'll never guess what 5 things this vacuum can do!

You'll never guess what 5 things this vacuum can do!

 

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How to Easily Replace Your Kirby Vacuum Belt

Are you having trouble replacing your Kirby Vacuum belt? Well, in this video we will show you everything you'll need to know to do this at home.

 

Important Safety Tips

  • Always make sure your machine is unplugged and the power button is turned off, before servicing your vacuum.
  • Always make sure your hands are dry and free from moisture before servicing your machine.
  • Be sure to wear gloves when servicing your machine to prevent any cuts or scrapes.
  • If you are uncomfortable working on your vacuum, please don’t hesitate to contact us at service@greatvacs.com and we can help you through the process or you can send it into us to fix it for you. 

 

Instructions

 

The first thing you want to do is lift up this lid.

 

If you look at the power head you will see a sticker. It has a green arrow labeled "belt on" and a red arrow labeled "belt off."

 

The round piece on the front is the belt lifter. If you look at the top you’ll see that it also has a green arrow.

 

Now lift the metal tab on the front of the belt lifter and it turns into a handle!

 

Now you can easily turn it to line up the red arrows.

 

Fold the tab back down and then turn the release lever. The power head will drop down.

 

Look inside the head and you’ll see that the belt is hooked around a hook. This is how the belt lifter removes the belt from the vacuum and allows you to remove the power head.

 

Turn the tabs on the power head to “unlock.”

 

 

Now you can remove the plate. This gives you full access to the brush roll and belt.

 

Grab the brush roll and belt and pull them out.

 

Slide the old belt off and then slide the new one on.

 

Pay close attention to the tabs on each side of the brush roll. They sides are numbered from 1 to 3 and one side is also larger than the other.

The numbers are fine adjustments for how high or low you want your brush roll to sit. If you have a really high pile carpet you’ll probably want them both on 1. If you have a lot of low pile carpet or hard floors you’ll probably want it on 3. Most of the time we have them on 2.

 

So set both of the tabs to the desired number. Slide the brush roll in. Remember that one side is larger than the other, so it only fits correctly one way!

 

To get the belt back on the hook, use your belt lifter and line up the green arrows.

 

Now grab your belt and hold it snug against the brush roll.

 

 

Turn the belt lifter towards red and you should be able to see and feel when it grabs the belt. Keep twisting until the red arrows are lined up.

 

Reinstall the plate on the bottom of the power head. The front slides into the slots on the power head and the two tabs go in the back.

 

Lock it in place.

 

To make the power head easier to get back on, raise the height of the vacuum all the way up with the height adjuster.

 

Hook the hooks on the back of the power head onto the bar on the vacuum.

 

Pivot it up and then lock it in place.

 

Turn the belt lifter to line up the green arrows.

 

Close the lid and you’re done!

 

 

Need some new belts? We sell them here!

 

What about a new brush roll? We got those, too!

G3 and G4 models

G5 to Avalir Models

 

 

Which model of Kirby vacuum is the best? Here’s what we think!

 

Looking for more info? Check out our Education Center!

 

Need your Kirby repaired? Send us an email at service@greatvacs.com

 

We sell Kirby vacuums! We buy Kirby vacuums! And we sell bags, belts, cords, or anything else you need!

 

Here at Great Vacs we’ve serviced and rebuilt nearly 100,000 Kirby vacuum cleaners, so if you have any questions or comments feel free to leave us a comment! You can also head on over to our YouTube channel to see more education videos.

 

 

How to Easily Replace Your Kirby Vacuum Belt

How to Easily Replace Your Kirby Vacuum Belt

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