Kirby Sentria Vacuum Cleaner Sentria User's Manual

Kirby Sentria Vacuum Cleaner Sentria User's Manual
Congratulations
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Dear Kirby Customer,
Congratulations on your purchase. You now own a superior,
complete home care system designed to help make your home
and furnishings look better and last longer. Most importantly,
repeated use of your Kirby Sentria™ system will give you the
type of clean in-home environment you want and deserve.
This use and care manual is designed to help you get the most out
of your new Sentria home care system and enjoy its numerous benefits and features. The Owner's DVD (where available) will give you
step-by-step instructions on your machine's operation. Your local
distributor is available should you have any further questions.
The Kirby Company, the hallmark of innovation and quality for
over 90 years, sells through the in-home sales method in over 70
countries. We want you to know that every customer is important
to us and that we sincerely appreciate your business.
Please enjoy your Sentria home care system to its fullest!
This manual is written for use with the Kirby® Sentria™ home care system.
For assistance, contact your local authorized distributor.
The Kirby Company, 1920 West 114th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44102, U.S.A.
USA Parts and Supplies (1-800-437-7170), [email protected]
USA Consumer Relations (1-800-494-8586), [email protected]
Russia Parts and Supplies (7-495-506-9032), [email protected]
www.kirby.com, Russia: www.kirby.by.ru
Kirby, Micron Magic, Splitsecond, Splitsecond 2, Scuttle, Odorific, Tech Drive, Miracle Waxer, Handi-Bulter and Mini Em-Tor are
registered trademarks of The Scott Fetzer Company.
Sentria is a trademark of The Scott Fetzer Company.
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Important Safety Instructions
WHEN USING AN ELECTRICAL APPLIANCE, BASIC PRECAUTIONS
SHOULD ALWAYS BE FOLLOWED.
BE FAMILIAR WITH ALL THE IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
BEFORE USING YOUR Sentria HOME CARE SYSTEM.
WARNING - To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or injury:
• Do not leave appliance unattended when running or plugged in. Unplug from outlet when
not in use and before servicing.
• Do not use outdoors. Use only on dry surfaces or with the Kirby Carpet Shampoo System.
Do not expose to rain. Store indoors.
• Do not allow to be used as a toy. Close attention is necessary when used by or near children.
Do not let children use the cleaner unattended.
• Use only as described in this manual. Use only manufacturer's recommended attachments.
• Do not use with damaged cord or plug. If appliance is not working as it should, has been
dropped, damaged, left outdoors or dropped into water, return it to a factory authorized
distributor or service center.
• Do not pull or carry by cord, use cord as a handle, close doors on cord, or pull cord around
sharp edges or corners. Do not run appliance over cord. Keep cord away from heated surfaces.
• Do not unplug by pulling on cord. To unplug, grasp the plug, not the cord.
• Do not handle plug or appliance with wet hands.
• Do not put any object into openings. Do not use with any opening blocked; keep openings
free of dust, lint, hair and anything that may reduce airflow.
• Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers and all parts of body away from openings and moving parts.
• Do not use to pick up anything that is burning, smoldering or smoking, such as cigarettes,
matches, glowing particles or hot ashes.
• Do not use to pick up combustible materials.
• Do not use without dustbag and/or filters in place.
• Turn unit OFF before unplugging the cord.
• Use extra care when cleaning on stairs.
• Do not use to pick up flammable or combustible liquids, such as gasoline or use in confined
areas where flammable or combustible vapors are present.
• When using the Carpet Shampoo System, do not use flammable or combustible liquids to
clean carpet or floor.
• When using the Floor Care System, use only genuine Kirby® cleaning products or
commercially available floor cleaners or waxes intended for machine operation.
• Unplug the cord from the wall outlet and let the motor come to a complete stop before
attempting any cleaning, service or changing accessories.
• This appliance is provided with Double Insulation. It must be serviced by a factory authorized
distributor or service center using genuine Kirby parts to maintain safety and to protect your
warranty. See page 59.
• Keep all Kirby chemicals out of the reach of children. These chemicals may cause irritation
or discomfort if swallowed or placed in the eyes.
• Do not use flammable or combustible fluid in the Portable Sprayer.
• Do not use pesticides or chemical products in the Portable Sprayer that may affect or damage
the human respiratory system, eyes or skin.
• To avoid irritation or damage to eyes or ears, keep the massage cup and all other accessories
a safe distance away.
• Always use safety glasses when turbo sanding.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY
The Sentria™ Model G10D is Listed and Certified by Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
and Canadian Standards Association as a double insulated appliance. The Model 293006
and 295006 Carpet Shampoo System, Model 293106 and 295106 Floor Care System,
Model 293506 Zippbrush, Model 293206 Turbo Accessory System and Model 298806
and 298906 Handl-Butler® Tool are also Optional Accessories for use with this Kirby®
model. Outside North America, the 230/240 Volt model G10E, and the 100 Volt model
G10J products are approved by national test authorities as appropriate.
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Table of Contents
Important Safety Instructions
About this Manual
Kirby® Micron Magic® HEPA Filtration
Part 1 - Getting Started
Moving Your System/Handle Tilt Latch Lock/Toe-Touch Control
Power Nozzle Height Adjustment/Tech Drive® Power Assist
Installing/Changing Disposable Filter Bags
Bag Support Strap/Mini Em-Tor® Collector/The Belt Lifter
Part 2 — Upright & Portable Cleaner
Upright Cord Management
The Upright Cleaner
Straight Suction Cleaner
The Portable Cleaner
Part 3 — Canister Cleaner & Attachments
Converting to a Canister Cleaner/Installing the Attachment Hose
Extension Tubes/Surface Nozzle/Duster Brush
Upholstery Nozzle/Crevice Tool/Wall & Ceiling Brash
Massage Cup/Suction Control Grip
Using Your Sentria System as a Blower
The Portable Sprayer
The Portable Shampooer
Part 4 — Optional Accessories
The Carpet Shampoo System
Kirby Guard Carpet & Upholstery Protector
The Miracle Waxer® - Floor Polisher
The Floor Care System - Floor Buffer
The Floor Care System - Carpet Fluffer
The Turbo Accessory System
The Zippbrush
The Handi-Butler® Tool
Part 5 — Operating/Maintenance Tips
Changing the Power Nozzle Belt
Adjusting the Brush Roll Height
Miscellaneous Parts Replacement
Questions and Answers/Troubleshooting
Other Fine Kirby® Cleaning Products
Index
Expanded Illustration of the Sentria model & Accessories
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If you have any questions regarding your purchase or the operation of your Kirby Home Care
System, please contact your local authorized distributorship:
OR
You may contact The Kirby Company's Consumer Relations Department by:
e-mail
telephone
fax
[email protected]
1-800-494-8586
216-529-6146
mail
Consumer Relations
1920 West 114th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44102
Our business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, U.S.A. Monday through Friday.
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About This Manual
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 ® Sentria™ system. Within
each section, simple step-by-step illustrations will help you easily visualize the steps required to
properly operate your new Sentria system and its many attachments and optional accessories.
Please note: Illustrations and descriptions of each part of your new Sentria home care system
can be found in the rear of the manual. Please refer to these illustrations and corresponding (#'s)
as you read the manual.
In addition to the Table of Contents on page 3, you will also find an Index on page 66 that
will refer you to the information you require.
We sincerely hope this Owner's Manual will help you obtain years of satisfactory world-class
performance from the Sentria home care system by Kirby.
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MICRON MAGIC®
• • • • HEPAFILTRATION
With MicroAllergen Technology
You bought the best; you expect the best. That's why the Kirby Company developed the
Micron Magic HEPA (High Efficiency Particle Arrest) Filtration System featuring the latest
in clean air technology without sacrificing tremendous airflow.
Your new Sentria™ system includes our BEST filters:
•
Traps over 99% of particles as small as 0.3 microns
•
Rated HEPA 11
•
Minimizes bag odor
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.
Reorder genuine Kirby Micron Magic HEPA filter bags with MicroAllergen Technology from
your local authorized Kirby Distributor.
The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) has
awarded the Kirby home care system
its "Green Label" seal of approval for
meeting the organization's requirements
for soil removal, dust containment and
appearance retention.
For those who appreciate Quality, Reliability and Performance
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Getting Started
PART ONE
This section outlines general information you will need as
you begin using your new Sentria™ system. It includes information on:
Moving and Carrying Your System
Using the Handle Tilt Latch Lock
The Toe-Touch Control
Proper Power Nozzle Height
Using Tech Drive ® Power Assist
Installing/Changing Disposable Filter Bags
Emptying the Mini Em-Tor ® Collector
Understanding the Belt Lifter
Please read this section (as well as all other sections) carefully
before using your new Sentria home care system.
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Getting Started
MOVING YOUR SYSTEM
Your Sentria system is equipped with Tech Drive ® power
assist. In order to push your unit with the motor OFF, the
Tech Drive Pedal (11) must be turned OFF (disengaged).
Turn Tech Drive power assist OFF by pushing down on the
gray "N" side (marked "N" for Neutral) of the Tech Drive N/
D Pedal. (See page 8 for additional information.)
CARRYING YOUR SYSTEM
NOTE: The Carrying Grip (18) is designed for convenience in
carrying your Sentria system. •
HANDLE TILT LATCH LOCK
The Handle Tilt Latch Lock (10) serves two purposes:
To allow you to lift the front of the Sentria system over
door thresholds or throw rugs. To do so, move the Tilt
Latch Lock towards the bag. By doing this, the handle
will only lower part way. This allows you to push down on the
locked handle and lift the front of the unit. >
1
2
To allow you to store your Sentria system in a
vertical position or carry it.
To do this, lower the handle to a horizontal position near the
floor. While pushing the handle down, move the Tilt Latch
Lock away from the bag to lock the handle down. You can
now stand the unit up onto its bumper and lean it against a
wall for storage.
This vertical position may also be useful in carrying the unit.
To lift the unit, use the Carrying Grip (18). •
TOE-TOUCH CONTROL
The Toe-Touch Control (8), (9), located over the front
wheel, raises and lowers the front of your Sentria system.
Step down on the Toe-Touch Control Bottom Pedal (9) to raise
the front. •
/!\ CAUTION:
Never unlock the Handle Tilt Latch without holding on to the handle. The
handle is spring-loaded and could quickly pivot upward when unlatched.
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Getting Started
POWER NOZZLE HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
When using the Power Nozzle (25), it is important to adjust
the height properly. Start by pressing the Toe-Touch Control
Bottom Pedal (9) all the way down, raising the front of your
system all the way up.
The Toe-Touch Control adjusts the Power Nozzle to seven
different heights. The highest four positions are used for attaching accessories. Positions #1-3 are used for carpet and floor
cleaning. Positions #1-3 are indicated when the number shows
directly in front of the Toe-Touch Control Upper Pedal (8).
Turn the unit on and press the Toe-Touch Control upper
pedal 4 times (one notch at a time) until you see the #3 in
front of the Toe-Touch Control Upper Pedal. You are now at
the HIGHEST floor cleaning position used for high-pile and
plush carpets.
Press one more notch down for the MEDIUM position
(until you see the #2 in front of the Toe-Touch Control Upper
Pedal.) This is the most widely used position for all-type
carpets. Push one more notch down for LOW (until you see
the #1 in front of the Toe-Touch Control upper pedal). This is
the lowest position for low pile carpet and hard floor cleaning.
NOTE: When finished vacuuming, press the Toe-Touch
Control Bottom Pedal all the way down to move your
Sentria system. •
TECH DRIVE ® POWER ASSIST
Your new Sentria system is equipped with Tech Drive power
assist. This innovative feature eliminates most of the effort
required to move your Sentria system back and forth. •
TURNING TECH DRIVE POWER ASSIST
ON (DRIVE)
To engage Tech Drive power assist push down the red "D"
side (marked "D" for Drive) of the Tech Drive N/D Pedal (12)
located just below the Power Switch. (13)
You may use your Sentria system without Tech Drive power
assist if desired. Simply put the Tech Drive pedal in Neutral. •
/!\ IMPORTANT:
To avoid possible damage to soft tiles or marking of waxed and
finished non-carpeted floors, disengage the Tech Drive pedal.
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Getting Started
TURNING TECH DRIVE POWER ASSIST
OFF (NEUTRAL)
To move your Sentria™ system with the motor OFF or to
vacuum without power assist, Tech Drive power assist must
be put in Neutral.
To place Tech Drive power assist in Neutral, push down the
gray "N" side (marked "N" for Neutral) of the Tech Drive
N/D Pedal (11). •
INSTALLING/CHANGING DISPOSABLE
FILTER BAGS
A Disposable Filter Bag must be installed before you begin
vacuuming.
1
To install a new Disposable Filter Bag, unzip the Outer
Permanent Bag (1) and pull out the Disposable Filter
Bag along with the Top Adaptor (5). >
2
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
faceplate. Holding the Top Adaptor steady, rotate the cardboard
faceplate to the left (counter-clockwise). When the lock tabs on
the Top Adaptor align with the slots in the cardboard faceplate,
gently pull the bag off. >
3
To install a new Disposable Filter Bag, grasp the cardboard faceplate from the rear of the Disposable Filter
bag. Align the slots in the cardboard faceplate on the
Disposable Filter Bag with the lock tabs on the Top Adaptor.
Then push the Top Adaptor into the bag opening.
Holding the Top Adaptor steady, rotate the cardboard faceplate
to the right (clockwise) to secure the Disposable Filter Bag.
NOTE: To avoid air leaks, make sure the cardboard faceplate
is securely positioned up against the flat portion of the Top
Adaptor. >
/!\ CAUTION:
Before changing the Disposable Filter Bag, unplug the power cord
from the wall outlet and be sure that the motor and fan have stopped.
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Getting Started
BAG SUPPORT STRAP
4
Check to make sure the Bag Support Strap (4)is connected to the Top Adaptor (5). The Bag Support Strap
provides the support required for proper operation of
the Disposable Filter Bag.
If it is not connected, thread the strap through the small hole
of the Top Adaptor. Then place the hole in the strap over the
stud on the Top Adaptor.
Finally, insert the adaptor and new filter bag into the Outer
Permanent Bag (1)and close the zipper completely for
maximum performance.
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 ® COLLECTOR
The Mini Em-Tor (6) collector is designed to collect large,
heavy particles which can be emptied by removing the Mini
Em-Tor collector.
1
To remove, grasp the Mini Em-Tor collector in the
handhold provided and rotate it away from the body of
the system as far as it will go, then lift it off.
The top of the bag is released from the handle by pressing the
Bag Release Button (16). After removing the Mini Em-Tor collector and the entire Bag Assembly, position the front opening
of the Mini Em-Tor collector over a newspaper and shake it to
remove the particles. >
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To replace the Mini Em-Tor collector, re-attach the entire
Bag Assembly by inserting the Bag Latch Tab (2)at the top
of the bag into the slot under the Bag Release Button (16).
Finally, line up the raised indicator arrow of the Mini Em-Tor
collector with the indicator arrow on the Air Exhaust Port (19).
Rotate the Mini Em-Tor collector towards the Sentria system
and lock it in place.
NOTE: The Mini Em-Tor collector must be securely locked
in place or the unit will not operate. •
USING THE BELT LIFTER
The Belt Lifter (20) on your Sentria system is used for two
purposes:
1) To engage or disengage the Brush Roll. When the Brush Roll
is disengaged, the Sentria system can be used as a straight suction cleaner (page 15), and;
2) To allow removal of the Power Nozzle when converting
your Sentria system for use with various attachments and
optional accessories.
To avoid damaging the belt, turn the Sentria system OFF
before using the Belt Lifter. >
/!\ CAUTION:
Do not pick up heavy objects, such as coins, screws, rocks or similar
objects. This may damage the fan.
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Getting Started
USING THE BELT LIFTER (cont)
1
To use the Belt Lifter, you must first raise the Headlight
Hood (21). >
2
Flip out the handle on the Belt Lifter (20). Use it to turn
the Belt Lifter fully to the left (counter-clockwise) until
it stops and the red arrows line up. This stretches the
belt and lifts it off the motor shaft. Return the handle on the
Belt Lifter to its closed position.
If you are using your Sentria™ system as a straight suction
cleaner, simply lower the Headlight Hood. The Brush Roll is
now disengaged and will not rotate when the power switch is
turned ON. >
3
The belt will be stretched to the top of the nozzle as
shown. >
4
To re-engage the belt so the Brush Roll rotates, simply
raise the Headlight Hood and use the handle to turn the
Belt Lifter fully to the right (clockwise) until the green
arrows line up. Then lower the Headlight Hood.
The Brash Roll will now rotate when the Power Switch is
turned ON.
NOTE: The belt should not be stretched when stored for
an extended period. Make sure the green arrows line up
for storage. >
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Your Sentria system is equipped with a Brush Roll
Performance Indicator Light (7), located on the top
right side of the Power Nozzle. The purpose of this
light is to show if the Brush Roll is rotating properly.
If the Brush Roll Indicator Light flashes intermittently or
does not come on when using the Power Nozzle, the Brush
Roll Belt may not be working properly. Either the Belt is not
engaged or may need to be replaced.
To replace the Brush Roll Belt, also called the Power Nozzle
Belt, see Page 55. •
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Upright & Portable Cleaner
PART TWO
Your Sentria™ home care system is extremely versatile.
In this section, we will discuss the following:
Upright Cord Management
Using your Sentria System as an
Upright Cleaner
Using your Upright as a Straight
Suction Cleaner
Cleaning Hard-Surface Floors
Using your Sentria System as a
Portable Cleaner
Cleaning Mattresses and Carpeted Stairs
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Upright & Portable Cleaner
UPRIGHT CORD MANAGEMENT
The Sentria system Upright handle incorporates a series of
hooks and fasteners to keep the cord off the floor and attached
to the upright handle for your convenience.
1
When using your Sentria system as an upright, snap
the power cord into the two cord holders located on the
back of the handle. >
2
With the Upper Cord Hook in the up or 12 o'clock
position, route the cord toward the rear of the unit and
slide the cord in to the c-shaped holder on the Upper
Cord Hook. The cord can now be wrapped around the Upper
and Lower Cord Hooks for storage. To quick-release the
cord for use, rotate the Upper Cord Hook down to the 6
o'clock position. The c-shaped holder is designed to hold the
cord securely in place and prevent the first loop from dropping to the floor.
NOTE: The cord can only be inserted or removed from the
c-shaped holder when the Upper Cord Hook is in the 12
o'clock position. •
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Upright & Portable Cleaner
THE UPRIGHT CLEANER
Before you begin vacuuming, it's important to have the Power
Nozzle (25) 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: >
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2
Before you turn the Sentria™ system ON, raise the
Power Nozzle by stepping on the Toe Touch Control
Bottom Pedal (9) all the way down. >
Turn the Sentria system ON by pressing the Power
Switch (13). >
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Press the Toe-Touch Control Upper Pedal 4 times.
You are now at the HIGHEST floor cleaning position
(indicated by the #3 showing in front of the Toe-Touch
Control Upper Pedal). Press the pedal again for medium
carpets (indicated by the #2) and again for low pile carpets
(indicated by the #1.) >
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Upright & Portable Cleaner
4
If desired, engage Tech Drive® power assist by
pushing down the red "D" side (marked "D" for Drive)
of the Tech Drive N/D Pedal (12) located just below the
Power Switch (13). >
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To turn your Sentria™ system OFF, press the ToeTouch Control Bottom Pedal (9) all the way down until
nozzle is fully raised.
Disengage Tech Drive power assist by stepping on the gray
"N" side (marked "N" for Neutral) of the Tech Drive N/D
Pedal (11).
Turn the Sentria system OFF by pressing the Power Switch
(13) and then unplugging. •
STRAIGHT SUCTION CLEANER
Straight Suction Cleaning allows you to vacuum hard floors,
throw rugs and delicate carpets without use of the Brush Roll.
NOTE: When using Straight Suction Cleaning without the Hard
Floor Pad, either on carpets or bare floors, lower the nozzle as
close as possible to the floor without touching the floor.
1
2
With the Sentria system turned OFF, raise the
Headlight Hood (21). >
Flip out the handle on the Belt Lifter (20). Use it to turn
the Belt Lifter all the way to the left (counter-clockwise) until the red arrows line up (see page 10). Return
the handle on the Belt Lifter to its closed position.
Then lower the Headlight Hood.
The Brush Roll is now disengaged and your Sentria system
will operate as a Straight Suction Cleaner. •
/!\ NOTICE:
Tech Drive pedal must be in neutral when using the cleaner on hard
surface floors.
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Upright & Portable Cleaner
THE HARD FLOOR PAD (optional)
By attaching the optional Hard Floor Pad to your Sentria™,
system you may dust bare floors. While the unit is turned
OFF, raise the Power Nozzle (25) as far as it will go by pressing the Toe-Touch Control Bottom Pedal (9). Attach the
Hard Floor Pad onto the nozzle opening using the spring
clips on the plate. Then lower the Power Nozzle by pressing
the Toe-Touch Control Upper Pedal (8) one notch at a time
until the bristles touch the floor.
NOTE: The Hard Floor Pad should only be used when the
unit is in the Straight Suction Cleaner mode. •
PORTABLE CLEANER SET-UP
Besides being a remarkable Upright Cleaner, the Sentria system can easily be converted into a portable cleaner for mattresses and carpeted stairs.
1
To convert your Sentria system to a Portable Cleaner,
make sure the unit is turned OFF, unplugged, and the
Tech Drive ® pedal is in neutral.
Then release the Outer Permanent Bag Top from the Bag
Support by pressing the Bag Release Button (16) and sliding
the bag top off. >
/!\ CAUTION:
2
Remove the cord from the handle. With the Upright
Handle (17) in the vertical position, push the Handle
Release Button (14), located at the base of the handle,
and pull the handle straight up and out of the slot.
(Bag not shown for clarity.) >
3
Insert the Portable Handle (15) into the slot where the
Upright Handle was connected. Push the Portable
Handle into the slot until it snaps into place. >
Before installing the Hard Floor Pad, turn unit OFF, unplug the power cord
from the wall outlet and be sure the motor and nozzle brush have stopped.
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Upright & Portable Cleaner
PORTABLE CLEANER SET-UP (cont)
4
Bend the Filtration Bag Assembly (1) in half and insert
the Bag Latch Tab (2) 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 Sentria™ system on one of the carpeted steps, while
supporting the rear. Turn the unit on after it is in place and make
sure the Tech Drive® pedal is in the Neutral position.
Roll the cleaner back and forth so that the Brush Roll
agitates the carpeting and loosens the dirt. •
MATTRESS CLEANING
Cleaning mattress surfaces is done the same as carpeted
stairs, except that you need to disengage the Brush Roll. (If
your mattress has tufted buttons on the surface, the Brush
Roll could pull them loose.)
NOTE: Do not carry the portable unit with the motor on. Place
the unit on the surface you wish to clean and then turn the unit
on. Turn the unit off to move it to a new location.
For straight suction cleaning, raise the Headlight Hood (21)
and flip out the handle on the Belt Lifter (20). Use it to turn
the Belt Lifter all the way to the left (counter-clockwise)
until the red arrows line up. This will stop the Brush Roll
from turning.
Return the handle on the Belt Lifter to its closed position
and lower the Headlight Hood. Use the Toe-Touch Control
to adjust the Power Nozzle to its lowest setting. •
/!\ CAUTION:
To reduce risk of injury in the portable mode, keep hair and loose clothing
away from the Sentria system while in operation.
Also make sure Tech Drive ® pedal is in the neutral position when
vacuuming stairs and mattresses. In addition, the Brush Roll should
be disengaged when vacuuming mattresses.
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Canister Cleaner & Attachments
PART THREE
Your Kirby ® Sentria™ system comes with a wide variety
of attachments for added versatility. In this section, we will
discuss the following:
Removing the Power Nozzle to Convert
to a Canister Cleaner
Using the Attachments
Using the Suction Control Grip
Using as a Blower Unit
Using the Portable Sprayer and the
Portable Shampooer
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Canister Cleaner & Attachments
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 (25).
NOTE: When connecting the Attachment Hose, you may
choose between the Upright Handle (17) or the Portable
Handle (15). To install the Portable Handle, see page 16.
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 Bottom Pedal (9) all the
way down until nozzle is fully raised. Disengage Tech Drive ®
power assist by stepping on the gray "N" side (marked "N" for
Neutral) of the Tech Drive N/D Pedal (11). Turn the Sentria™
system OFF by pressing the Power Switch (13) and then
unplugging. >
1
2
3
4
Raise the Headlight Hood (21) and flip out the handle
on the Belt Lifter (20). 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
(22) all the way to the left (counter-clockwise). The Power
Nozzle should tip forward when it is released. Lift the
nozzle away from the Sentria system. >
At the connector end of the Attachment Hose, you will
notice two hooks. Place the hooks over the ends of the
Attaching Bar (24), then push the opening of the hose
up against the Sentria system. >
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Lock the Attachment Hose Connector in place by
turning the Accessory Lock (22) all the way to the
right (clockwise). (Accessory Lock will clamp the
Attachment Hose to the unit.)
With the Attachment Hose in place, the unit will
automatically adjust to high speed for hose operation.
NOTE: If the Sentria system will not run when the Power
Switch is ON, see page 59. •
/!\ CAUTION:
In normal operation, friction between the belt and the metal motor
shaft may cause the metal motor shaft to become hot to the touch.
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Canister Cleaner & 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. •
EXTENSION TUBES
One or two Extension Tubes can be attached to the end of
the hose to extend your reach and efficiently use various
attachments. •
SURFACE NOZZLE
UNDER LOW FURNITURE/BARE FLOORS
The Surface Nozzle should be used on bare floors or for
surface cleaning carpets and under low furniture.
Rubber wheels on the nozzle allow it to glide silently on the
surface of hard floors without scratching and vacuum with
maximum power. •
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. •
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UPHOLSTERY NOZZLE
The Upholstery Nozzle is used for cleaning upholstered
furniture, carpeted steps, and clothing. It can also be used
to clean the 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.
Install the removable brush in the end of the Crevice Tool to
remove dirt from corners, button tufts, between radiator coils
and sliding window tracks. •
WALL & CEILING BRUSH
To vacuum walls, ceilings, drapes and other surfaces,
attach the Wall & Ceiling Brush to the Suction Control
Grip. Then attach the Suction Control Grip to the Extension
Tube(s) as shown. In addition to providing suction relief, the
Suction Control Grip provides the proper angle to comfortably vacuum walls and ceilings.
Tip: To vacuum the top of door frames or ledges, or books
on a bookshelf, rotate the Wall & Ceiling Brush 180°. •
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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.
The Suction Control Grip features a valve to control the
amount of suction. Slide the control back and forth until the
desired level of suction is reached.
The Suction Control Grip can be used with or without the
Extension Tubes. •
SUCTION CONTROL GRIP PLACEMENT
The Suction Control Grip may be used at the end of the
Extension Tubes for reaching up or at the beginning of the
Extension Tubes for reaching down. •
/!\ CAUTION:
To avoid irritation or damage to eyes or ears, keep the massage cup
and all other accessories a safe distance away.
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BLOWER SET-UP
Your Sentria system can also be used as a blower. To do so,
you must first remove the Power Nozzle (25).
NOTE: When using your Sentria system as a blower, you
may choose between the Upright Handle (17) or the Portable
Handle (15).
1
Turn the power OFF, place the Tech Drive® power
assist in Neutral (see page 8 for details), unplug
the unit from the wall outlet and press the Toe-Touch
Control Bottom Pedal (9) all the way down until nozzle is fully raised. >
2
Raise the Headlight Hood (21) and flip out the handle
on the Belt Lifter (20). Use it to turn the Belt Lifter all
the way to the left (counter-clockwise) until the red
arrows line up. >
3
Unlock the Power Nozzle (25) by turning the Accessory
Lock (22) all the way to the left (counter-clockwise). The
Power Nozzle should tip forward when it is released.
Lift nozzle away from the Sentria system. >
4
When using the blower attachments, the Air Intake
Guard must be attached to the front of the unit.
Fasten the Air Intake Guard onto the Attaching Bar (24)
the same way you would the Attachment Hose. Then lock it
on by turning the Accessory Lock (22) all the way to the right
(clockwise). >
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BLOWER SET-UP (cont)
5
To remove the entire Bag Assembly, grasp the Mini
Em-Tor ® collector (6) in the hand-hold provided and
rotate it out and away from the Sentria system as far as
it will go. Then lift it off.
Release the Outer Permanent Bag Top from the Bag Support
by pressing the Bag Release Button (16) and sliding the bag
top down. >
6
Place the large end of the Attachment Hose over the
Air Exhaust Port (19). 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 Sentria system will not operate, see page 59. •
USING AS A BLOWER
Your Sentria system may now be used as a blower.
By attaching the Inflator/Deflator Tool to the Attachment
Hose, you can inflate toys, air mattresses or any other
low-pressure inflatable item up to 1 p.s.i. (pounds per
square inch of air pressure). >
To deflate items, connect the Attachment Hose to the front
of the unit and connect the Inflator/Deflator Tool to the
Attachment Hose. Then connect the Bag Assembly to the
Air Exhaust Port.
You may now use your Sentria system to deflate items.
NOTE: You can also use this set-up to clean tight areas such
as computer keyboards and audio/video equipment. •
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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
1
2
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. >
Screw the jar tightly on the Portable Sprayer and attach
the Portable Sprayer to the end of the Attachment Hose
in the Blower Mode.
Make certain your Sentria™ system is set up as a Blower
Unit. The Attachment Hose should be connected to the Air
Exhaust Port (19). •
USING THE PORTABLE SPRAYER
1
Holding the Portable Sprayer horizontally, aim it
toward a sheet of newspaper. Turn the Sentria system
ON and squeeze the Portable Sprayer trigger, spraying
your non-flammable solution onto the newspaper to
check spray pattern.
NOTE: If the Portable Sprayer must be tilted during usage,
less solution should be used in the jar. This will help avoid
large droplets in the spray. >
/!\ WARNING:
Never use oil or solvent based paint of any kind in the Portable Sprayer. The
motor is open to the spray and could ignite flammable and volatile solvents.
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USING THE PORTABLE SPRAYER (cont)
2
With the nozzle pointed away from you, adjust the
spray by turning the Spray Adjustment Control on
the trigger of the Portable Sprayer. >
3
Use slow, sweeping motions to spray the desired
area with solution. Always squeeze the trigger fully
to permit maximum flow. This will give you the best
spray control. •
CLEANING THE PORTABLE SPRAYER
1
2
/!\ WARNING:
Immediately after use, empty the Portable Sprayer jar
and wash with warm soapy water. >
The Portable Sprayer dip tube should also be removed
and washed. (Make sure to reinstall it after cleaning.) >
Never clean the Portable Sprayer with flammable cleaning fluids.
The motor is open to the spray and could ignite the spray.
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CLEANING THE PORTABLE SPRAYER (cont)
The spray opening on the front of the Sprayer also
pulls out so that the inside of the Sprayer and the
nozzle jet can be cleaned.
3
To remove the nozzle jet, press on the two latches on the
front of the nozzle jet and pull it out. (The latches must
be aligned with the holes on the front of the Sprayer when
returning the nozzle jet to the front of the Sprayer.)
Then, fill the jar with water. Spray water until the spray
becomes clear. Reassemble the Sprayer after cleaning so
none of the parts will be lost. •
PORTABLE SHAMPOOER SET-UP
The Portable Shampooer is used in the Blower Mode only.
It is designed for fast and easy cleaning of carpeted stairways
and areas that are difficult to reach with the Carpet Shampoo
System.
1
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
mixture (Mix according to the instructions on the
bottle.) USE ONLY KIRBY CARPET SHAMPOO for
best results. >
3
Screw the jar tightly on the Portable Sprayer, then
attach the Sprayer to the Attachment Hose.
(Make certain your Sentria™ system is set up as a
Blower Unit. The Attachment Hose should be connected
to the side Air Exhaust Port (19). •
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USING THE PORTABLE SHAMPOOER
1
Before shampooing, vacuum surface thoroughly.
To make suds, turn the Sentria™ system 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. >
2
Adjust the Portable Sprayer for proper suds volume by
turning the Spray Adjustment Control located on the
trigger. >
3
Work suds into the surface with a soft clean, white
brush or sponge until they disappear. Allow the surface
to dry completely.
Then vacuum with the appropriate cleaning tool. This
will remove the dry residue which contains grime and
loosened dirt. •
/!\ IMPORTANT: The Portable Shampooer is not recommended for use on upholstery
or fabrics such as silk, brocade and velvet. If in doubt, try a test patch.
Let the test patch dry and then check it before you shampoo further.
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Optional Accessories
PART FOUR
Optional Kirby® Accessories greatly enhance the usefulness
of your new Sentria™ system. In this section, we will discuss
the following:
Using the Carpet Shampoo System
Using Kirby Guard Carpet &
Upholstery Protector
Using the Floor Care System
Using the Turbo Accessory System
Using the Zippbrush
Using the Handi-Butler® Tool
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CARPET SHAMPOO SYSTEM SET-UP
Vacuum thoroughly before shampooing for maximum
cleaning. Then, remove the Outer Permanent Bag (1) and
the Power Nozzle (25) to prepare for shampooing.
1
By using the handle, turn the Carpet Shampoo System
Nozzle Belt Lifter to the right (clockwise) until the
green arrows line up. >
2
Slide the slots on the side of the Carpet Shampoo
System Nozzle over the outer shoulders of the Carpet
Shampoo System Tray. >
3
While pushing up on the belt with your finger, use
the handle on the Belt Lifter to turn it left (counterclockwise looking at it from the front) until the red
arrows line up. (The Belt Lifter Hook will catch and
stretch the belt.) >
4
Press the Toe-Touch Control Bottom Pedal (9) all
the way down to raise the front of the Sentria™
system. >
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CARPET SHAMPOO SYSTEM SET-UP (cont)
5
While sliding the Carpet Shampoo System Nozzle/
Tray Assembly toward the Sentria™ system and over
the Motor Shaft (23), connect the hooks on the bottom
rear of the nozzle to the Attaching Bar (24). >
Push the nozzle up against the unit and turn the
Accessory Lock (22) to the right (clockwise) to lock
the nozzle in place. To engage the belt, use the handle
on the Belt Lifter to turn it all the way to the right
(clockwise) until the green arrows line up. Then lower
the Headlight Hood (21). >
6
7
The Shampoo Tank is removable and should be filled
or emptied at your sink.
NOTE: The Shampoo Tank is removed and re-attached
in the same way as the Mini Em-Tor® collector (see
page 10 for details).
Unscrew the large cup from the top of the Shampoo Tank
and turn the Suds Control Valve fully to the left (counterclockwise) to OFF.
Holding the Shampoo Tank level, fill it to the full line with
warm water (not hot).
Using the large cup from the top of the tank, pour three
cupfuls 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). Larger carpets will require refilling the
Shampoo Tank.
Replace the large cup into the opening on top of the
Shampoo Tank. >
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CARPET SHAMPOO SYSTEM SET-UP (cont)
Taking care to avoid spilling liquid on the Sentria™
system or the floor, place the opening in the bottom
front of the Shampoo Tank over the Air Exhaust Port
(19) on the unit. Angle the Shampoo Tank outward from the
unit until the arrows line up. Next, slide the Shampoo Tank
down over the locking pins on the Air Exhaust Port.
8
Rotate the Shampoo Tank toward the unit (clockwise) to
lock it in place. >
9
Push the round elbow of the small flexible hose into
the hole in the tray until it snaps into place. Firmly
insert the other end over the fitting at the bottom front
of the Shampoo Tank. •
USING THE CARPET SHAMPOO SYSTEM
1
To set the nozzle to the proper height, step on the ToeTouch Control Upper Pedal (8) as often as necessary to
lower the nozzle to its lowest position. >
NOTE: Forcing the brushroll into the surface of the carpet
decreases its ability to thoroughly clean the carpet and could
damage the belt and brushroll.
2
Turn the Suds Control Valve all the way to the right
(clockwise) to the ON position. Turn the Sentria system ON and engage Tech Drive ® power assist (see
page 8 for details). Suds flow will begin immediately.
Control the amount of suds by turning the Suds Control
Valve left (counter-clockwise) for decreased suds flow
and right (clockwise) for increased suds flow. Turning the
valve all the way to the left (counter-clockwise) to the OFF
position will stop the flow of suds completely.
Stopping the flow of suds allows you to thoroughly brush all
the suds into the carpet before applying more suds. This also
lets you spot scrub badly soiled areas. >
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USING THE CARPET SHAMPOO SYSTEM (cont)
As you move the Sentria™ system back and forth, foam will
be released and the brush will work it into the carpet.
NOTE: Suds should be dispensed the full width of the
tray when the unit is pulled backward. If not, pull back
more slowly or check and clean the Shampoo Tank Filter,
if necessary (see page 35).
After suds have been on the carpet at least five minutes,
pick up the foam by turning the Shampoo Tank to the OFF
position. With the unit 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. •
CLEANING THE CARPET SHAMPOO
SYSTEM
1
2
3
Push the Toe-Touch Control Bottom Pedal (9) all the
way down to raise the nozzle and tray, then turn the
Sentria system OFF and unplug it. >
Turn the Suds Control Valve fully to the left
(counter-clockwise) to the OFF position.
Pull the Small Flexible Hose from the Shampoo
Tank. >
Raise the Headlight Hood (21). Release the belt by
turning the Belt Lifter to the left (counter-clockwise)
until the red arrows line up. >
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CLEANING THE CARPET SHAMPOO
SYSTEM (cont)
4
Turn the Accessory Lock (22) to the left (counterclockwise). The Carpet Shampoo System Nozzle/Tray
Assembly will tip forward.
Lift the Nozzle/Tray Assembly off the Sentria™ system and
carry it to the sink. >
5
Remove the hose from the tray and rinse.
6
By using the handle, turn the Belt Lifter to the right
(clockwise) until the green arrows line up. Pull the tray
and nozzle apart. Rinse tray. >
7
To clean the brush, push the thumb pads located at
each end of the plastic shield and rotate the shield up
and away from the brush.
Disconnect the shield by gently pulling out the ends of the
tray just behind the Brush Roll.
Push the Brush Roll down out of the tray by simultaneously
pushing on both ends of the brush with both thumbs.
Rinse all areas of the shield tray and brush, and remove any
lint from brush tufts.
Shake excess water from the Brush Roll by brushing hand
over the bristles and then drying with a towel. >
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