5 Things You Never Knew a Kirby Vacuum Can Do

Can a Kirby blow air? Can it shampoo a carpet? Does it work on Hardwood floors? What about Pet Hair? All these questions and more are answered today as we learn 5 things Kirby 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

 

The first thing Kirby vacuums do that many people aren’t aware of is blowing and inflating. Start by removing the bag.

 

Then attach the tool hose! You can use the various blowing or inflating accessories to dust or inflate.

 

#2: Hard Floor Polisher.

 

The second thing Kirby vacuum cleaners can do is polish or scrub your hard floor! They have a wide range of polishers and scrubbers.

 

#3: Shampooer

 

Kirby vacuums can also shampoo carpets, upholstery, and spots! They have many attachments that allow you to shampoo almost anything you can imagine.

 

#4: Pet Hair/ Stair Cleaning

 

You can use the Kirby zip brush to easily clean pet hair off of any surface or clean stairs without hauling a heavy vacuum up and down.

 

#5: Mattress Cleaning

 

Do you have allergies? Do you have allergens in your mattress? Kirby vacuum cleaners are one of the only ones on the market that come with a mattress 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 educational videos.

 

5 Things You Never Knew a Kirby Vacuum Can Do

5 Things You Never Knew a Kirby Vacuum Can Do

Can a Kirby blow air? Can it shampoo a carpet? Does it work on Hardwood floors? What about Pet Hair? All these questions and more...

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How to Keep Your Rainbow 2 Prong Cord from Falling Out

There you are… Vacuuming your home and all sudden your power head turns off. You look down and there it lies, the 2-prong cord connection. You plug it back in and seconds later it falls out again. Out of frustration you don’t know what to do. However, here at Great Vacs were all about helping people. So, in this quick video we will show you a quick trick to keep your Rainbow 2 prong cord connection from falling 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. 

 

Tools

  • Needle nose pliers

 

Instructions

 

The first things you need to do are unplug the two-prong connection and unhook the hose.

 

Take your needle nose pliers and bend the prongs out slightly.

 

Now hook your hose back up and plug the two-prong connection back in.

 

Tug on the cord to see if it falls out. If it still falls out try bending the prongs a little more. If it’s snug then you’re good to go!

 

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Need a Rainbow vacuum guide? Look no further. Check this link!

 

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 water bowls, belts, cords, 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 Keep Your Rainbow 2 Prong Cord from Falling Out

How to Keep Your Rainbow 2 Prong Cord from Falling Out

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Transforming Your Kirby Vacuum into a Blowing/Inflating Machine

Kirby vacuums are well known for their suction power and durability! But did you know, you can use that same power, but have your Kirby be a great blowing/inflating machine? In this short video we will show how easy it is to transform it.

 

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’ll want to do is twist the bag counterclockwise, which unlocks it from the vacuum.

 

Once that’s done you can disconnect the bag from the top of the vacuum and set it aside.

 

Now take you hose and if you look inside you’ll see three tabs.

 

Those tabs line up with the brass tabs on the vacuum.

 

Line the hose up, making sure that the two hooks are facing away from the vacuum cleaner, and set it on. You may want to twist it each direction to make sure it falls into place all the way.

 

Take the hose end and twist it clockwise to lock it in place.

 

You can also check the safety switch on the side of the vacuum. There’s a tab on the hose end that will engage the switch when it’s properly locked in.

 

You’re done! Now you can turn the Kirby vacuum on and use all of your blowing and inflating attachments!

 

 

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 educational videos.

 

Transforming Your Kirby Vacuum into a Blowing/Inflating Machine

Transforming Your Kirby Vacuum into a Blowing/Inflating Machine

Kirby vacuums are well known for their suction power and durability! But did you know, you can use that same power, but have your Kirby be a...

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How to Change Out a Brushroll and Belt for Any Prolux Upright Model

Today we’re going over how to change a belt and brushroll on a Prolux Upright model. We show a 7000, but this technique works for a 6000 all the way up a 9000.

 

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. 

 

Supplies

  • Phillips head screwdriver
  • Replacement belt
  • Replacement brushroll (if you need one, email us at service@greatvacs.com)

 

Instructions

 

To remove the brushroll and belt you will need to press the foot release pedal and turn your vacuum upside down.

This will give you access to the underside so that you can remove the bottom plate.

 

 Remove the two screws and side them aside in a safe location.

 

Then, lift off the metal bottom plate and set aside.

While you’re in there you should check for any clogs or debris stuck in the vacuum, like in the orange funnel and grey tube. You can also remove any clumps of dirt from under the brush roll.

 

To remove the belt, lift up the flap that protects the motor.

 

Use your fingers and slide the belt off the motor shaft.

 

There is a metal C-piece on the brushroll that you need to remove. Remember that the longer end goes in the back.

 

Once you have the belt off you can just take the brushroll out. Now you’re ready to put the new brushroll in with the new belt.

 

 

Install the belt first by sliding it over the motor shaft.

 

Don’t forget to close the plastic flap!

 

Take the brushroll and slide the belt over it. Then just pop the brushroll back into place.

Once it’s in place, rotate the brushroll a couple rotations to make sure the belt is aligned correctly.

 

Take the metal C-pice and put it back in place.

 

Replace the metal bottom plate and screws, being careful not to over-tighten! They should be snug, but not so tight they break the plastic.

Now you’re done! You’ve successfully replace the brushroll and belt of a Prolux upright model!

 If you need replacement belts, click here!

For specialty parts like brushrolls and 6000 filters, send us an email at service@greatvacs.com and we will get you taken care of.

GreatVacs is the only authorized dealer for Prolux products. If you have any questions or need any assistance just email us at service@greatvacs.com.

Here at Great Vacs we’ve service and rebuild Prolux 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 educational videos.

 

How to Change Out a Brushroll and Belt for Any Prolux Upright Model

How to Change Out a Brushroll and Belt for Any Prolux Upright Model

Today we’re going over how to change a belt and brushroll on a Prolux Upright model. We show a 7000, but this...

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