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This Owner’s Manual was designed to be easy to read and follow. It has been organized in sections based on the various ways you may use your new Kirby ® Ultimate G. Within each section, simple step-by-step illustrations will help you easily visualize the steps required to properly operate your new Ultimate G and its many attachments and optional accessories.
Captures and retains 99.5% of other particles down to 0.1 microns. So, what does this mean? Improved Indoor Air Quality! These improvements are a part of the Kirby Company’s pursuit to respond to our customers’ needs. The Kirby Micron Magic HEPA Filtration System demonstrates the quality you expect and the performance you deserve.
Getting Started Getting Started PART ONE This section outlines general information you will need as you begin using your new Kirby ® Ultimate G. It includes information on: Moving and Carrying Your Ultimate G Using the Handle Tilt Latch The Toe-Touch Control ™...
Getting Started Getting Started Moving/Carrying Your Ultimate G/Handle Tilt Latch and Toe-Touch Control ™ MOVING YOUR ULTIMATE G Your Ultimate G is equipped with TechDrive ® Power Assist. In order to push your Ultimate G with the motor OFF, TechDrive Pedal must be turned OFF (disengaged).
Getting Started Getting Started Power Nozzle Height Adjustment and TechDrive ® Power Assist Then, each time you press on the Toe-Touch Control ™ Upper Pedal , you will lower the front one notch. The number of bars showing above the Toe-Touch Control provide an indication of height.
Getting Started Getting Started Installing/Changing Disposable Filter Bags INSTALLING/CHANGING DISPOSABLE FILTER BAGS A Disposable Filter Bag must be installed before you begin vacuuming. To install a new Disposable Filter Bag, unzip the Outer Permanent Bag and pull out the Disposable Filter Bag along with the Top Adaptor . ➤ When necessary, remove the used Disposable Filter Bag. NOTE: Always replace the Disposable Filter Bag when dirt reaches the “FULL” line on the bag. Failure to do so will affect performance. From the rear of the Disposable Bag, grasp the cardboard face- plate. Holding the Top Adaptor steady, rotate the cardboard faceplate to the left (counter-clockwise).
NOTE: In order for the Filtration System to perform effectively, use only Kirby ® Micron Magic ® HEPA Filtration Bags. If the outside bag is torn or damaged, please replace immediately. ❏ EMPTYING THE MINI EM-TOR The Mini Em-Tor is designed to collect large, heavy particles which can be emptied by removing the Mini Em-Tor.
Getting Started Getting Started The Belt Lifter (continued) USING THE BELT LIFTER (cont) To use the Belt Lifter, you must first raise the Headlight Hood . ➤ Flip out the L-shaped handle on the Belt Lifter . Use it to turn the Belt Lifter fully to the left (counter-clock- wise) until it stops and the red arrows line up. This stretches the belt and lifts it off the motor shaft. Return the L-shaped handle on the Belt Lifter to its closed position.
Upright & Portable Cleaner Upright & Portable Cleaner PART TWO Your Kirby ® Ultimate G is an extremely versatile home maintenance system. In this section, we will discuss the following: Using your Ultimate G as an Upright Cleaner Using your Upright as a Straight Suction Cleaner...
Upright & Portable Cleaner Upright & Portable Cleaner The Upright Cleaner THE UPRIGHT CLEANER Before you begin vacuuming, it’s important to have the Power Nozzle adjusted to the proper height setting. This gives you the most efficient cleaning action. Lowering the Power Nozzle too far prevents proper cleaning and shortens belt life. The proper height setting can be achieved by doing the following: ➤...
Upright & Portable Cleaner Upright & Portable Cleaner The Upright Cleaner/Straight Suction Upright Cleaner If power assist is desired, engage TechDrive ® by push- ing down the yellow “D” side (marked “D” for Drive) of the TechDrive Power Assist N/D Pedal located just below the Power Switch . ➤ To turn your Ultimate G OFF, press the Toe-Touch Control ™...
Upright & Portable Cleaner Upright & Portable Cleaner The Hard Floor Pad and The Portable Cleaner THE HARD FLOOR PAD By attaching the optional Hard Floor Pad to your Ultimate G, you may dust bare floors. While the Ultimate G is turned OFF, raise the Power Nozzle as far as it will go by press- ing the Toe-Touch Control ™ Bottom Pedal .
Upright & Portable Cleaner Upright & Portable Cleaner The Portable Cleaner PORTABLE CLEANER SET-UP (cont) Bend the Filtration Bag Assembly in half and insert the Bag Latch Tab into the slot on the Portable Handle until it snaps into place. You are now ready for portable power cleaning. ❏ NOTE: Do not use portable mode on upholstered furniture. CARPETED STAIRS Place your Ultimate G on one of the carpeted steps, while supporting the rear of the Ultimate G.
Canister Cleaner & Attachments Canister Cleaner & Attachments PART THREE Your Kirby ® Ultimate G comes with a wide variety of attachments for added versatility. In this section, we will dis- cuss the following: Removing the Power Nozzle to Convert to a Canister Cleaner Using Extension Tubes Using the Surface Nozzle, Duster Brush, Upholstery Nozzle, Crevice Tool, Wall &...
Canister Cleaner & Attachments Canister Cleaner & Attachments Converting to a Canister Cleaner/Installing the Attachment Hose CONVERTING TO A CANISTER CLEANER/ INSTALLING THE ATTACHMENT HOSE When using different cleaning attachments, the Attachment Hose is connected to the front of the cleaner in place of the Power Nozzle NOTE: When connecting the Attachment Hose, you may choose between the Upright Handle or the Portable Handle . To install the Portable Handle, see page 15. To install the Attachment Hose, you must first convert to a Canister by removing the Power Nozzle. To do so, press the Toe-Touch Control ™...
Canister Cleaner & Attachments Canister Cleaner & Attachments Installing/Using the Attachments INSTALLING ATTACHMENTS ON THE ATTACHMENT HOSE To attach tools to the hose, push lightly while twisting the smaller end of the hose into the tool. ❏ ATTACHING THE SUCTION RELIEF UPHOLSTERY PANEL To attach the suction relief faceplate for drapes and delicate upholstery, insert the lip on the front edge of the upholstery tool under the two tabs on the front of the suction relief faceplate as shown.
Canister Cleaner & Attachments Canister Cleaner & Attachments Using the Attachments DUSTER BRUSH The Duster Brush may be connected to the Attachment Hose or the Extension Tubes to remove dust from any surface, including contoured or irregular surfaces. ❏ UPHOLSTERY NOZZLE The Upholstery Nozzle is used for cleaning upholstered fur- niture, carpeted steps, clothing and inside of cars. ❏ CREVICE TOOL WITH REMOVABLE BRUSH Without the removable brush, the Crevice Tool can be used for cleaning cracks, crevices, corners, grooves and narrow openings.
Canister Cleaner & Attachments Canister Cleaner & Attachments Using the Attachments/Using Your Ultimate G as a Blower MASSAGE CUP Used with the Attachment Hose, the Massage Cup provides an invigorating skin or scalp massage. It can also be used to clean the floors of cars. ❏ CONTROLLING AIRFLOW WITH THE SUCTION CONTROL GRIP Sometimes when using the attachments, vacuuming drapes or delicate lamp shades, for example, you might wish to control the amount of suction.
Canister Cleaner & Attachments Canister Cleaner & Attachments Using your Ultimate G as a Blower (continued) BLOWER SET-UP (cont) Raise the Headlight Hood and flip out the L-shaped handle on the Belt Lifter . Use it to turn the Belt Lifter all the way to the left (counter-clockwise) until the red arrows line up. ➤ Unlock the Power Nozzle by turning the Accessory Lock all the way to the left (counter-clockwise).
Canister Cleaner & Attachments Canister Cleaner & Attachments Using your Ultimate G as a Blower (continued) BLOWER SET-UP (cont) Place the large end of the Attachment Hose over the Air Exhaust Port . Line up the Indicator Arrow on the Hose End with the Indicator Arrow on the Air Exhaust Port and twist the Hose Connector to the right (clockwise) to lock it in place. If the Ultimate G will not operate, see page 51, question 2, items 4 and 5.
Canister Cleaner & Attachments Canister Cleaner & Attachments The Portable Sprayer (Blower Mode Only) THE PORTABLE SPRAYER The Portable Sprayer is used only in the Blower Mode. It is an excellent tool to apply many different types of water-based liquids to any type of surface. The spray can be adjusted ranging from very fine to coarse. PORTABLE SPRAYER SET-UP Unscrew the jar from the Portable Sprayer and fill 3/4 full with non-flammable liquid. Before reinstalling the jar, make sure the portable sprayer dip tube is attached to the spray gun body.
Canister Cleaner & Attachments Canister Cleaner & Attachments The Portable Sprayer USING THE PORTABLE SPRAYER (cont) With the nozzle pointed away from you, adjust the spray by turning the Spray Adjustment Control on the trigger of the Portable Sprayer. ➤ Use slow, sweeping motions to spray the desired area with solution. Always squeeze the trigger fully to permit maximum flow.
To set up the Portable Shampooer, attach the Portable Shampooer cap to the end of the Portable Sprayer. ➤ Remove the jar from the Portable Sprayer and fill the jar about 3/4 full with Kirby ® Carpet Shampoo mix- ture (Mix according to the instructions on the bottle.) USE ONLY KIRBY CARPET SHAMPOO for best results.
Canister Cleaner & Attachments Canister Cleaner & Attachments The Portable Shampooer USING THE PORTABLE SHAMPOOER Before shampooing, vacuum surface thoroughly. To make suds, turn the Ultimate G ON and pull the trigger of the Portable Sprayer. A stream of suds will come out of the cap. The suds can be sprayed directly onto the surface being cleaned or on a plain paper bag or in a bowl and then applied to the surface being cleaned.
Optional Accessories Optional Accessories PART FOUR Optional Kirby ® Accessories greatly enhance the usefulness of your new Ultimate G. In this section, we will discuss the following: Using the Carpet Shampoo System Using the Floor Care System Using the Turbo Accessory System ™...
Optional Accessories Optional Accessories The Carpet Shampoo System CARPET SHAMPOO SYSTEM SET-UP Vacuum thoroughly before shampooing for maximum clean- ing. Then, remove the Outer Permanent Bag and the Power Nozzle to prepare for shampooing. By using the L-shaped handle, turn the Carpet Shampoo System Nozzle Belt Lifter to the right (clock- wise) until the green arrows line up. ➤ Slide the slots on the side of the Carpet Shampoo System Nozzle over the outer shoulders of the Carpet Shampoo System Tray.
(not hot). Using the large cup from the top of the tank, pour three cup- fuls of Kirby ® Carpet Shampoo into the Shampoo Tank. Do not use more, as over-foaming will result. NOTE: One tankful of solution will clean about a 10x12 foot carpet (3x3.5m).
Optional Accessories Optional Accessories The Carpet Shampoo System (continued) Taking care to avoid spilling liquid on the Ultimate G or the floor, place the opening in the bottom front of the Shampoo Tank over the Air Exhaust Port on the Ultimate G.
With the Ultimate G at its lowest height level, move the Shampooer over the foam until the foam is picked up. Some moisture will accumulate in the front of the tray. Once the carpet is thoroughly dry, vacuum with the Kirby ® Upright (see page 13). ❏ CLEANING THE CARPET SHAMPOO SYSTEM Push the Toe-Touch Control ™...
Optional Accessories Optional Accessories The Carpet Shampoo System (continued) CLEANING THE CARPET SHAMPOO SYSTEM (cont) Turn the Accessory Lock to the left (counter- clockwise). The Carpet Shampoo System Nozzle/Tray Assembly will tip forward. Lift the Nozzle/Tray Assembly off the Ultimate G and carry it to the sink. ➤ Remove the hose from the tray and rinse. ➤ By using the L-shaped handle, turn the Belt Lifter to the right (clockwise) until the green arrows line up.
➤ Push down carefully on the ends of the brush with your thumbs. The brush will snap out and the belt can be replaced. Be certain the belt is placed in the center of the brush. NOTE: Use only approved Kirby ® belts. ➤ for those who apprecia te quality, reliability & performance...
Apply a thin coat and spread as in the directions in u nder ‘‘Floor Buffer Set-Up.” #4. However, buff immediately, avoiding any 3. For best results, apply a very thin coat of Kirby drying time. Miracle Wax using the roller applicator. It is not Once you have completed the steps above, the floor...
Optional Accessories Optional Accessories The Floor Care System-Miracle Waxer ® (continued) USING THE KIRBY ® MIRACLE WAXER (cont) Pull the roller bag off the wax roller and save the packing bag. Begin waxing according to the directions in box on previous page. ➤ To remove the wax roller from the long handle, hold the original wax roller packing bag with the open end facing the roller.
To avoid loss of control, do not stand unit on end for polishing. For CAUTION: Kirby units with TechDrive ® , the TechDrive must be in the neutral position during polishing. T h e K i r b y C o m p a n y...
Optional Accessories Optional Accessories The Floor Care System-Floor Buffer (continued) FLOOR BUFFER SET-UP (cont) Place the hooks located on the rear of the nozzle over the Attaching Bar and push the nozzle up against the Ultimate G. Turn the Accessory Lock all the way to the right (clockwise) to lock the nozzle in place.
Make sure the green arrows line up for stor- age (see page 10 for discussion of the Belt Lifter). ❏ HARD FLOOR PAD See page 15 for set-up and use of the Hard Floor Pad. ❏ USING THE CARPET FLUFFER Your Kirby ® Floor Buffer can also be used as a Carpet Fluffer to reset the nap on a matted-down carpet. Before fluffing the carpet, raise the nozzle all the way up by pushing the Toe-Touch Control Bottom Pedal all the way down. Place the cleaner on the carpet to be fluffed. ➤...
Optional Accessories Optional Accessories The Floor Care System-Carpet Fluffer (continued)/ The Turbo Accessory System ™ USING THE CARPET FLUFFER (cont) Lower the Carpet Fluffer Nozzle one notch at a time by pushing the Toe-Touch Control ™ Upper Pedal . The instant the brush contacts the carpet, stop lowering the brush.
Optional Accessories Optional Accessories The Turbo Accessory System ™ (continued) TURBO-SANDING SET-UP (cont) Select the correct grade of sandpaper needed for the job. Use fine paper for a smooth finish and coarse paper to clear rough surfaces or remove paint. Slide the sheet into the front clamp and lock the clamp lever. NOTE: Three grades of sandpaper come with the Sander.
Optional Accessories Optional Accessories The Turbo Accessory System ™ (continued)/The Zippbrush ™ TURBO POLISHING Attach the synthetic lamb’s wool pad using the same procedure as attaching sandpaper (see page 42). The Turbo Accessory now becomes a polisher. Use it for polishing hard waxed surfaces, such as table tops, paneling, large flat surfaces and cars.
Optional Accessories Optional Accessories The Zippbrush ™ (continued) CLEANING THE ZIPPBRUSH To clean the Zippbrush, press the button on the front of the brush to release the outer brush ring. When pressing the release button, avoid placing pressure on the outer ring brush. ➤ Lift the center Brush/Air Turbine out of the tool and remove any particles or lint from the brush and turbine.
Operating/Maintenance Tips Operating/Maintenance Tips PART FIVE Your Kirby ® Ultimate G is a highly sophisticated home maintenance system. As with most modern appliances, it requires a modest degree of routine maintenance to keep it operating efficiently. This section of the Owner’s Manual presents tips on operating and maintaining your Ultimate G.
NOTE: Use only approved Kirby ® belts. To change the belt, remove the nozzle from the Ultimate G as on page 18. Then release the belt tension...
Operating/Maintenance Tips Operating/Maintenance Tips Changing The Power Nozzle Belt CHANGING THE POWER NOZZLE BELT (cont) Make sure the Brush Roll Bristle Height Adjustment setting (1, 2, or 3) is the same as when the brush was removed. See page 48 for discussion of the Brush Roll Bristle Height Adjustment (1, 2, or 3). Place the belt and Brush Roll back into the nozzle. One of the plastic Brush Roll ends is larger than the other, thus the Brush Roll will only fit in the nozzle one way. Then center the belt on the Brush. ➤ Replace the Rug Plate by placing it on the front of the bumper first and then pulling it over the bumper on rear of Power Nozzle .
Operating/Maintenance Tips Operating/Maintenance Tips Brush Roll Bristle Height Adjustment ADJUSTING THE BRUSH ROLL HEIGHT The Brush Roll bristles wear away after long periods of use. This reduces cleaning efficiency. However, the ends of the Brush Roll are adjustable, so you can extend the bristles, allowing the brush to work like new again. The Brush Roll on a new Ultimate G has three settings: one notch, two notches and three notches. The greater the number of notches, the farther the bristles are extended.
Ultimate G. ❏ LIGHT BULB REPLACEMENT If the light bulb in your Headlight Assembly burns out, you may wish to contact your authorized Kirby ® Distributor. If you prefer to install a new light bulb yourself, use the following procedure: Turn off and unplug your Ultimate G. Raise the Headlight Hood .
Operating/Maintenance Tips Miscellaneous Parts Replacement WHEEL WEAR/ REPLACEMENT Kirby ® wheels are made with a pliable tread that is designed to prevent carpet wear and prevent damage to non-carpeted floors. After extended periods of use, the tread on the wheels will wear out and the wheels will need to be replaced.
2. Make sure the cord plug is fully inserted into the Ultimate G. 3. Look for breaks in the Power Cord insulation. If the cord is damaged, get a new one. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REPAIR IT. Use only a genuine Kirby Power Cord. Do not use standard extension cords.
Operating/Maintenance Tips Operating/Maintenance Tips Questions and Answers/Troubleshooting I SMELL BURNING RUBBER WHEN I USE MY ULTIMATE G WHAT SHOULD I DO? 1.Check to see if the Brush Roll is turning when the Ultimate G is running. If not, then the Brush Roll may be stalled due to threads around the ends. Remove Brush Roll and make sure it rotates freely at both ends. See page 46. 2. The belt may not be fully engaged (or disengaged). Make sure the green arrows or red arrows on the Belt Lifter match up fully.
Operating/Maintenance Tips Operating/Maintenance Tips Questions and Answers/Troubleshooting HOW DO I VACUUM MY UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE? 1.Convert to a canister. See page 18. (Do not use Power Nozzle on furniture.) 2. Use the Attachment Hose with or without the following attachments: • the Upholstery Nozzle. • the Crevice Tool with the brush removed. (Use in between seat cushions and in crevices.) • the optional Zippbrush™. The optional Zippbrush uses rotating brushes to agitate fibers and remove imbedded dirt and pet hair from the fabric.
1. You may also purchase Odorific ® II, an odorizer that leaves your room smelling clean and fresh. Place a few drops on a cottonball and toss it in the Outer Permanent Bag. For a list of other fine Kirby ® products, see page 56 and 57. T h e K i r b y C o m p a n y...
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Kirby ® Home Care Products Kirby ® Home Care Products From Your Factory Authorized Distributors and Service Centers CARPET SHAMPOO PRODUCT FAMILY Carpet Shampoo Highly effective product for deep-cleaning carpets and rugs. Carpet-safe and non-toxic. Contains KIRBY GUARD, a unique anti-resoiling ingredient. Available in 12-oz., 32-oz. and one gallon sizes. Multi-Purpose Spot Remover Ready-to-use formula for everyday stains. Just spray on stain and blot with a clean, white cloth. Great for use prior to shampooing; no need to blot! Available in 12-oz. and 22-oz. sizes. Pre-Treatment for Heavy Traffic Areas Highly effective formula gives you a “head start” on shampooing. Just spray on heavily-soiled walkways, entryways and traffic patterns a few minutes prior to shampooing. Available in 12-oz.
All-purpose liquid deodorizer. Great for areas with foul odors like trash cans and damp corners. A few drops is all you need. Also, a few drops are great for deodorizing your Kirby’s outer cloth bag. Fresh fragrance lingers for many hours.
....8 Top Adaptor... . . 9 Kirby ® Carpet Shampoo ..31,56 ON/OFF Pedal... 8 Belts Turning off .
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Aids in cleaning of carpeted stairs and mattress cleaning. Portable Shampooer Cap Attach onto portable sprayer with unit in blower mode to apply Kirby ® Carpet Shampoo for spot cleaning. 34 Massage Cup Skin/scalp massage and to clean the floors of cars.
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