How To Remove a Kirby Vacuum Head

 

People love their Kirby vacuums! However, after a while some people feel like it just isn’t picking up like it used to. The most common reason is that the head was not taken off properly! Why would you ever need to take the head off? Well, you might need to change the belt, you might need to attach the hose, or you might be shampooing your carpet. Whatever the reason, you’ll want to take it off correctly. In this video we show you how!

 

 

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 need to do is raise the head up to the highest setting.

 

Then lift the lid.

 

You’ll see two green arrows lined up on the front. Turn the belt lifter until the two red arrows are aligned. If you don’t do this, you will have problems later! Never take the head off if the red arrows are not aligned!

 

Now, release the head.

 

At this point you can do whatever it is you need to do. When you’re done, it’s time to put the head back on.

 

Start by making sure the red arrows are still lined up.

 

If you look at the back of the head you’ll see two hooks. These hooks go on the bar on the vacuum.

 

Hook the head on the bar and pivot it up.

 

Latch it in place.

 

Turn the belt lifter so the green arrows are aligned.

 

You’re done! You can get back to vacuuming!

 

If you notice a sudden drop in vacuum power, you might have forgotten to turn the belt lifter to red before removing the head. When you do this the belt falls off and is disengaged. If this happened, don’t worry! We will show you how to put the belt back on.

 

Begin by taking off the bottom plate. The belt will just be hanging.

 

Use one hand to hold the belt tight against the brush roll. With the other hand turn the belt lifter to red to grab it.

 

If you look inside you’ll see that the belt is now stretched and hooked inside. Go ahead and replace the bottom plate and it is ready to be put back on your vacuum! Once it's attached, spin the belt lifter to green. Crisis averted!

 

 

 

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.

 

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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.

 

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How To Wash A Kirby Vacuum Cleaner Outer Cloth Bag

Do you know how to wash your Kirby vacuum cleaner outer cloth bag? It’s simple! In this video we show you how easy it is to get ready for your washing machine.

 

 

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 remove the outer cloth bag from the vacuum cleaner.

 

Then unzip it and remove and discard the inner paper bag.

 

Now detach the fill tube from the bag.

 

Turn the bag inside out and toss it in your washing machine. You're done!

 

 

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.

 

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Model Differences on Rainbow Vacuum Cleaners 

Have you ever wondered what the feature differences were between the different models of Rainbow Vacuum cleaner? In this video Dustin goes over the D3, D4, SE, SE PN2, E-series, and two E2 Two-Speeds.

 

 

D3

 

The first vacuum is the Rainbow D3. This particular one is about 30 years old and is your basic Rainbow vacuum. It’s great for vacuuming up wet spills because, like all Rainbows, it uses water to filter. We don’t work on D3s quite as often due to their age and the difficulty in finding replacement parts.

 

D4

After the D3, Rainbow came out with the D4 model. The head and hose are still pretty similar to the D3, but they changed the canister quite a bit. One of the main differences is that the D4 has significantly more power. Parts are still easy to find for the D4, which is also a huge advantage.

 

SE

After the D4 came the SE. The D4, SE, and SE PN2 all have the same amount of power and the canisters are very similar. Probably the biggest differences is that the decals have a different color. Now, the biggest difference between the D4 and SE is that the SE has an electric hose instead of a long electric cord like the D4.  If you do need to vacuum up something wet you should switch to the non-electric hose!

 

SE PN2

Next came the SE PN2! They improved the power nozzle and you can note a more modern shape. They also added a trigger on the hose, which means if you let go the head stops vacuuming!

 

E2

Then came the E-series E2. This vacuum gives you a lot of bang for your buck, because they made a whole bunch of improvements! They added a HEPA filter, gave it more power, put cushioning under the handle, and the water bowls are spring-loaded and snap in place.

 

E2 2-speed

After that came the E2 2-speed. This vacuum, as the name suggests, has 2 speeds. One can be used as an air purifier and is very quiet. The other speed is for your regular vacuuming.

 

E2 2-speed (blue)

The last one is also an E2 2-speed, but it has blue decals. This one has a quieter motor and is more expensive.

 

 

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.

 

 

Model Differences on Rainbow Vacuum Cleaners

Model Differences on Rainbow Vacuum Cleaners 

Have you ever wondered what the feature differences were between the different models of Rainbow Vacuum cleaner? In this video Dustin goes over the D3, D4, SE, SE PN2,...

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