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Thank you for the detailed explanation regarding the kirby vacuum functions, but we would like more information about the exact shampooing instructions. in explanation we would like to know exactly what solution and in what quantity to apply first to the fabric... how long we need to let it soak in.... and how to remove the stains using only our kirby vacuum witjh shampoo attatchment from start to finish...


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Shutting off my vacuum has been shutting off in middle of use and i dont know why its like its over heating and i cant use it again for almost an hour is there a solution to this? or do i need to get a new vacuum?


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Arrgh! I have an upright Bissell vacuum. Everytime I use it, it smells like a cloud of dust. I have made sure countless times that all the filters are clean and the hoses are intact, so I don't know what the problem is. Is this problem normal? Or am I somehow blowing dust everywhere? Any insight it much appreciated, thanks!!


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Hello there and Welcome to FixYa!please specify your model no AND MAKE ILL LET YOU KNOW !post here and ill let you know Best Regards ... Vacuums

Eureka 431BX Bagless Upright Vacuum: i would like to know how to replace and if there is a specific type of belt to use?


Here is a link to the exact belt you need to replace (the belt should be replaced yearly for optimum performance) and a manual you can view which has instructions. ... Eureka 431BX Bagless Upright Vacuum

I have an old (50s) GE vacuum canister model VIIVTI made in Bridgeport, and I don't know what kind of bag it uses. It looks like a Eureka, but it's definitely GE.


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I do not have my users manual and have never vacuumed wet with this vacuum. How do I change it from a dry to wet vacuum. Can't find my manual and I need to use the shop vac for water in basement, do I have to change the filter or what lost my user manual never used it to pick up water. need to know how to puit it in wet mode i want to clean the dirty water out of my pool.


\015\012Vacuuming Liquids\015\0121. When picking up small amounts of liquid\015\012the filter may be left in place.\015\0122. When picking up large amounts of liquid\015\012we recommend that the filter be\015\012r ... Craftsman 17765 Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

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Your Rainbow might have been damaged. It would be advisable to take the machine to a shop and have them do a cleaning on it. The water is the filter, and there is a separator between the water and the motor. The separator only prevents the water f ... Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

I have had my Bissell Healthy Home for just over a year. I use it once or twice a week on five area rugs and two small bedrooms with wall to wall carpet. Just recently, the motor started to sound extremely loud and it smells like it's burning. The vacuum still picks up everything and all the brushes are turning. Advice? I really like this vacuum and would really like to fix it rather than replace it!


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I purchased a brand new Eureka Pet vacuum, sorry don't know exact name but it the one that has the self cleaning duster on it. Last night I used the vacuum on my carpet, it was working fine until I accidently sucked up the corner of a scarf that was hanging off a couch. I shut the vacuum off, pulled out the scarf and and resumed vacuuming. Much to my dismay the suction on the vacuum had ceased. Can you tell me if there is a reset button on the vacuum? The vacuum does not appear to be damage


If the motor is running, there should be suction. Possible problems depend on whether it's a canister or upright and are:\015\012A clog in the hose, UR or canister. Detach hose. Drop small coin in one end and lift hose causing it to roll out ... Eureka Vacuums

HI THERE!!! I've noticed that you have been helping me with answering questions about Kirby vacuums with my links to my guides for quite a while now. I'd like to thank you for this, but I'd like to request that you use the direct links to my guides instead of copying from them and pasting it into the answer box. If you use the links, it will help me A LOT and I would GREATLY appreciate it. Thank you again for all of your help!!!! Marci (b0sslady2001)


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I have a 350E memory craft and I would like to know how to register a new USB or PC Card so I can use the pattern. Also would like to know how I can download patterns on to my Laptop. Thank you.


Welcome to FixYa!\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012First you need to format the USB.\015\012Important: You memory stick USB is less than 1 GB. (The one that came in the package)\015\012\015\012\015\012Put the USB ... Vacuums

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This vaccuum has a Fan Blade inside connected to the motor that spins to create the suction you feel. After a few years of use (and misuse) the blades on this (plastic) fan will be broken off, thus damaging the unit. These Fans are replaceable if yo ... Vacuums

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I have a Dyson vacuum cleaner ...upright....all of a sudden my vacuum started making this awful sound...like a loud buzz...but only when I have it on carpet....when I have it on "floor" mode it's fine....sometimes(although seldom) it has worked without buzzing...and it's LOUD!!....I have only had this vacuum for a year....and no...I have never picked up any coins or hard stuff.only use it for 2 rooms.the rest of the house is wood floors.......what shall I do? Thanks......Gloria


It may just be, that on carbet the brushes make noise that you dont hear on woodfloors.\015\012If there is a hights adjustment, set it higher for shaggy carpet and lower for berber. ... Vacuums

My vacuum just stopped working, so I don't know what the problem is. I used it in the kitchen to vacuum the hard wood floor. I turned it off, and a few minutes later, turned it back on to finish vaccuuming the kitchen floor. It just would not turn on. I had not unplugged it or did anything to it. I then tried to see if it would work in another plug, and no luck. I'm trying to figure out if it can be fixed or if I need to look for a new vacuum.


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The belt on my used Eureka Boss 5857 upright slips off the end of the motor shaft every time the vacuum is used. When I turn the brush roll slowly by hand, the belt walks toward the end of the shaft. It looks like there was a plastic projection from the base that snapped off, and maybe that plastic piece used to block the belt from falling off. Do I need to try to reconstruct that plastic piece, or is something else wrong?


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I have a Craftsman wet dry vac with blower capability (22 L). While I was using it to **** up water, the water came out of the blower hose. Now I can't get it to work as a vacuum. What can I do to fix this problem? Is there a toggle switch somewhere that allows me to choose vacuum or blower? Also, will the vacuum still work without the filter nut attached to the plate? Please let me know at your earliest convenience. Thank you.


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I removed the brush from bottom of the vacuum to remove hair from the bristles. When I re-assembled the vacuum, there was no longer suction. Also, the vacuum no longer stands upright when not in use. It's like something is blocking the upright portion from locking.


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As a new owner to a previously owned home there is a craftsman keypad on the outside of the garage of which we do not know the access code. the home has been through several owners and the folks we purchased the house from did not know the password in order to pass it on to us. we would like to use the keypad but don't know how to change it. can you help? the mode # is 139.53684, thanks for any assistance you may be able to give. PS: there was also another model # on the keypad it is 139.1


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