In this long article we will describe in detail how to use the Kirby Avalir Vacuum cleaner. However, we recommend using the table of contents in the top right corner of this post to navigate through this post.
Setting the Proper Height to Clean
Turn the Kirby Avalir on or off by pressing the power button. The toe touch control is used to select the proper cleaning height. If the Kirby Avalir is too high off the floor it will not clean properly. To set the proper height first lower the nozzle all the way down by repeatedly pressing the upper toe touch control pedal. Press the lower pedal one notch at a time to raise the Kirby Avalir.
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Intro to the Kirby Avalir Vacuum?
The lowest setting is used for low pile carpets. Raise the nozzle one or two clicks for hard surface floors and longer fiber carpets. When vacuuming pet here raise the Kirby Avalir three clicks. The pedals below the power button control the tech drive power assist. Turn the Kirby Avalir on. Adjust the Kirby Avalir to the proper cleaning height. Then push down the right pedal, marked “D”, to turn tech drive on.
This makes it easy to push the Kirby Avalir while vacuuming. The Kirby Avalir can be used without tech drive power assist. Put tech drive in neutral by pushing the left button, marked with the letter “N”, down. Before turning the Kirby Avalir off. Always raise the nozzle as high off the floor as possible and then put tech drive in neutral. This makes it easier to push the Kirby Avalir when it is off.
To avoid damage to the floor, put the tech drive power assist in neutral, before vacuuming soft tile or hard floors. The brush roll indicator light will confirm if the brush roll is spinning. When the brush roll is spinning, the light will shine continuously. The light should be “On” for carpet cleaning. If the light does not come “on” the brush roll is not spinning.
How to Use the Kirby Avalir Vacuum Brush Roll
The belt lifter determines whether or not the brush roll will spin. The belt lifter is also used to convert the Kirby Avalir into other modes. When using the belt lifter, raise the Kirby Avalir all the way up, turn off and unplug the Kirby Avalir. Do not turn the belt lifter, when the Kirby Avalir is on. Raise the headlight hood.
Flip out the handle on the belt lifter and turn it counter-clockwise until the red arrows line up. The belt lifter will catch the belt and lift it off the rotating shaft. To prevent the brush roll from spinning, close the handle and lower the headlight hood to use it as a straight suction cleaner.
The brush roll indicator light will be off. Re-engage the brush roll prior to storage. leaving the belt stretched on the hook for extended periods may damage the belt. To re-engage the belt so the brush roll spins. Turn the Kirby Avalir off and unplug it. Raise the headlight hood, flip out the handle and turn the lifter clockwise until the green arrows line up. Close the handle and lower the headlight hood.
How to Use the Kirby Avalir Vacuum Disposable Bag
When it is time to change the disposable bag. Turn off and unplug the Kirby Avalir. Unzip the outer bag and pull out the top adapter along with the disposable bag. It is time to change the disposable bag when the dirt reaches the full line. Check that the bag support strap is attached to the top adapter. If not, thread the strap through the small hole on the adapter and secure over the stud.
To install a new disposable bag, first place the face plate over the bottom tab then pivot the face plate up and attach the taps over the holders. Insert the top adapter and disposable bag inside the permanent bag and zip completely. Do not use the Kirby Avalir as a vacuum cleaner without a filter bag in place. For best performance, use only genuine Kirby disposable bags.
Kirby Avalir Handle
The upright handle has a series of fasteners that keep the cord out of the way while vacuuming. The cord snaps into the holders on the back of the handle. With the upper cord hook in the up position. Wrap the cord towards the rear of the Kirby Avalir and slide the cord under the holder on the hook. The cord can only be inserted into this holder when the upper cord hook is in the “up position”. The cord can be wrapped around both hooks for storage. To release the court, rotate the upper cord hooked “down”. The first loop will remain in the holder.
How to use the Kirby Avalir Vacuum Mini Em-Tor
The Mini Em-Tor collects large heavy particles that are picked up while vacuuming. To empty the Mini Em-Tor, turn off the Kirby Avalir and unplug it from the outlet. Remove the top of the bag by pressing the release button then grasp the Mini Em-Tor by the handle at the bottom. Rotate it away from the Kirby Avalir and lift it off. Hold the Mini Em-Tor over a newspaper and shake it to remove any debris. Avoid intentionally picking up heavy objects, they could damage the Kirby Avalir.
Slide the Mini Em-Tor over the exhaust port. Lining up the raised lines. Rotate the Mini Em-Tor towards the bag until it clicks to lock in place. To re-attach the bag. Insert the tap into the handle latch. If the Mini Em-Tor is not securely locked in place the safety switch will not allow the Kirby Avalir to turn on.
Kirby Avalir Tilt Latch
The Tilt latch locks the handle to make moving the Kirby Avalir easier. Sliding the tilt latch towards the bag allows the user to push down on the handle, to lift the Kirby Avalir over a door threshold or throw rug. Sliding the tilt latch away from the bag locks the base in place, before lifting the Kirby Avalir off the floor. The Kirby Avalir can be lifted using the convenient bag arm handle or with the grip in the center of the handle.
The tilt latch also allows the Kirby Avalir to be stored in a vertical position. First, lower the handle all the way down. Then move the tilt latch away from the bag. Before using the Kirby Avalir again, press down slightly and hold on to the handle. Move the tilt latch to the center position. Firmly grasp the handle before unlocking the handle tilt. Thanks for reading the manual “How to Use the Kirby Avalir Vacuum?”
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How to Use the Kirby Avalir Hose?
In this section, we will explain how to use the portable cleaning mode of the Kirby Avalir hose. Are you looking for replacement/parts, have a look at the information boxes at the end of this article.
The Kirby Avalir can easily be converted to a portable cleaner for mattresses and carpeted stairs. Do not use the portable cleaner on upholstered furniture as it could damage some fabrics. To convert the Kirby Avalir. Turn off and unplug the Kirby Avalir and remove the power cord from the handle. Then release the top of the permanent bag from the handle.
Use one hand to push the button at the base of the handle and the other hand to pull the handle up and out of the slot. Push the portable handle into the slot and then insert the bag latch with the zipper facing up. Leave the sheet or a mattress cover on the mattress to protect the mattress when cleaning.
In addition, use the belt lifter to turn the brush roll off. Also, make sure that the tech-drive power assist is in neutral. It is important to leave a sheet on the mattress. To turn off the brush roll and to put tech drive power assist in neutral, before cleaning a mattress. Failure to follow these steps could result in damage to the mattress. Avoid potential entanglement by keeping hair and loose clothing away from the Kirby Avalir.
Kirby Avalir Handle
Lower the Kirby Avalir all the way. Then turn on the vacuum. When finished, raise the head and turn the power off. To remove the portable handle, remove the bag from the handle by pressing down with your finger on the bag release button. Use one hand to push the button at the base of the handle and the other hand to pull the handle up and out of the slot.
Kirby Avalir Canister Mode
The Kirby system comes with a wide variety of attachments to use in the canister mode. To convert the Kirby Avalir into a canister, raise the base of the Kirby Avalir. Turn the motor off and unplug the Kirby Avalir. Attach the portable handle and raise the headlight hood. Further turn the belt lifter until the red arrows lineup. Unlock the nozzle and lift it away.
Assembling the Kirby Avalir
Allow the shaft to cool then clean off any debris, before assembling the hose. It is important to keep the motor shaft free of lint and debris build up. Avoid potential burns by allowing the motor shaft to cool before touching it or removing lint from it. To attach the hose slide the 2 hooks over the attaching bar. Push the hose up against the Kirby Avalir. Then lock in place. Make sure to lower the headlight hood. If the hose is not locked firmly in place, the safety switch will not allow the Kirby Avalir to turn on.
Kirby Avalir Tools
To attach tools to the hose. Push lightly while twisting the tool onto the hose. One or two extension wands can be attached to extend your reach. Use the duster brush on contoured or irregular surfaces. Do not use the duster brush to clean television screens as it could scratch the screen. The upholstery tool is used for cleaning furniture and carpeted steps. The suction control grip has a valve that slides back and forth to adjust suction.
The suction control grip can be used with the attachment hose. Between extension tubes or at the end of the tubes to create a different angle. Use the wall and ceiling brush to vacuum flat vertical surfaces. You can rotate it on the attachment grip to vacuum the tops of high surfaces. The crevice tool with its removable brush cleans dirt from tight places and carpet edges.
The surface nozzle can be used on bare floors or for cleaning under low furniture. Attach the inflator/deflator tool to clean very tight areas, or to deflate toys. Thanks for reading the manual “How to Use the Kirby Avalir Hose?” For more information please visit the Kirby pages on our website by using the search field in the top right corner. For the Kirby Avalir product page and replaceable parts, please have a look at the information boxes below. Happy vacuuming!
Kirby Avalir Multi-Surface Shampoo System
This part covers the optional Multi-Surface Shampoo System which can be used to clean both carpeting and hard surface floors. Before using the shampoo system on carpets. Vacuum the carpet thoroughly to convert the Kirby Avalir to a shampoo system for carpets. Turn off and unplug the Kirby Avalir.
Release the outer permanent bag and remove the Mini Em-Tor. Make sure the Kirby Avalir is raised all the way up. Remove the nozzle and make sure the bristled brush for carpets is inserted in the shampoo system. If you need to insert the carpet brush, turn the belt lifter of the shampoo system to the right, until the green arrows lineup. The nozzle should not yet be attached to the system.
Multi-Surface Shampoo System
Turn the shampoo system over and pull up on the hard floor rotary mop to remove it. Slide the belt over the center of the carpet brush roll and insert into the shampoo system. While pushing up on the belt with your finger, use the handle on the belt lifter to turn it left until the red arrows line up.
The belt lifter will catch and stretch the belt. Check to make sure that the baffle strip is in place on the bottom of the shampoo system to avoid potential damage to the carpet. Center the shampoo system in front of the Kirby Avalir and guide the head of the nozzle onto the attaching bar. Press the nozzle up against the Kirby Avalir and lock in place. Turn the belt lifter clockwise until the green arrows lineup. This will allow the brush roll to spin, so the system will clean properly.
Set Up the Multi-Surface Shampoo System
Insert the waste tray and lower the headline hood. On the shampoo tank make sure the filter and the screen are in place. Next, prepare the shampoo solution. Unscrew the large cup from the top of the shampoo tank. Fill the tank with water to the first line for small rooms and the third line for large rooms.
Use warm water, not hot as over-foaming may occur. Then add the carpet shampoo. Add one capsule for every line of water. Do not use flammable or combustible liquids in the Multi-Surface Shampoo System, use only genuine Kirby cleaning solutions. When finished, replace the cup. Note that using more than the appropriate number of cup fills could cause over-foaming and with less, there may not be enough foaming.
Multi-Surface Shampoo System Shampooing
One tank full of solution should clean an area about nine feet by twelve feet. Larger carpets may require emptying the waste tray and refilling the tank. Heavily stained carpets may require more than one shampooing, or may require the use of one of Kirby’s stain removers. Firmly connect the elbow hose to the shampoo tray.
Attach the tank by matching up the lines on the tank and the exhaust port. Rotate it towards the machine to lock it firmly in place, then connect the other end of the hose to the bottom of the shampoo tank. Plug the Kirby Avalir in and turn it on. If the machine does not turn on, check that the shampoo tank and the nozzle are both firmly locked in place. If not the safety switches will not allow the Kirby Avalir to turn on.
Using the Multi-Surface Shampoo System
Lower the nozzle as far as possible. Turn the suds control valve to the carpet setting and start moving the Kirby Avalir. Suds flow should start immediately. Pull the machine back slowly, suds should dispense the full width of the trade. If not, move the machine more slowly or turn off the power and check to make sure the filter screen on the tank is in place.
Clean the shampoo filter if necessary. Once the surface has been covered with a blanket of suds, turn the suds control valve off and go over the entire area again until all the shampoo is worked into the carpet. Scrub in multiple directions for best results.
Dirty cleaning solution will collect in the waste tray and check the indicators on the edge of the waste tray cover. When liquid begins to fill the area below the indicators it is time to empty the waste tray. Turn off the Kirby Avalir and lift the waste tray and carry it to the sink to empty. Reinsert the waste tray before continuing to shampoo.
Cleaning the Multi-Surface Shampoo System
When finished, raise the nozzle and let it run for fifteen seconds to remove the excess water from the brush roll. Turn the Kirby Avalir off and unplug, then remove and empty the waste tray. Remove the elbow hose from the shampoo tank. Then remove the shampoo tank and raise the headlight hood. Turn the belt lifter, until the red arrows line up. Turn the lock to release the nozzle and carefully lift the shampoo nozzle. Carry the nozzle to the sink and pour out any remaining solution. To clean the tank, remove the sponge filter and the screen cap and rinse all thoroughly. Rinse the tank in cold water and disassemble the shampoo system over the sink.
First, turn the belt lifter to the right until the green arrows lineup. Turn the system over and pull up on the ends of the brush roll to remove it. Rinse the shampoo system and dry all parts. Dry all parts completely before storing. Once the carpet is completely dry reassemble the Kirby Avalir as an upright and thoroughly vacuum the shampoo area. This will remove the dried residue which contains dirt and debris.
Multi-Surface Shampoo System for Hard Floors
In a similar fashion the Kirby Avalir Multi-Surface Shampoo System can be used to clean hard surface floors. Before using this shampoo system on hard floors. Vacuum or sweep the floor to remove any large debris. Make sure the rotary mop for hard floors is inserted in the shampoo system. Center the shampoo system in front of the Kirby Avalir and make sure the machine is raised all the way up. Guide the head of the nozzle onto the attaching bar and press the nozzle up against the Kirby Avalir and lock in place.
Turn the belt lifter clockwise until the green arrows line up. This will allow the rotary mop to spin and the system will clean properly. Lower the headlight hood and insert the waste tray. When cleaning unsealed wood or manufactured floors, only small amounts of liquid should be used for best results and to prevent damage to the floor.
How to use the Multi-Surface Shampoo System
When cleaning these types of floors a spray bottle of cleaning solution should be used. Attach the empty shampoo tank to the exhaust port. It is not necessary to attach the elbow hose. Spray a fine mist of cleaning solution on a small area of the floor. Do not over wet the floor, only a small amount of solution is needed. Make sure tech drive power assist is in neutral, by pressing the left button down. Press the toe touch control upper peddle repeatedly until the rotary mop contacts the floor. Turn the Kirby Avalir on and move it back and forth to clean the floor. Mist the floor with additional cleaner as needed.
Types of Multi-Surface Shampoo Cleaning
Turn the Kirby Avalir off and empty the waste tray when necessary. Allow the floor to dry completely. If necessary use a towel to wipe off any excess fluid. For sealed floor surfaces, such as tile or vinyl, the shampoo tank can be used to dispense cleaning solution on the floor, instead of using the spray bottle. To prepare the cleaning solution, first unscrew the large cup from the top of the shampoo tank. Fill the tank with water to the first line for small rooms and the third line for large rooms. Then add one cup full of cleaning solution using the cup from the shampoo tank to measure the solution. When finished, replace the cup. One tank full of solution should clean an area about ten feet by twelve feet. Larger areas may require refilling the tank.
Attach the tank by matching up the lines on the tank and the exhaust port rotated towards the Kirby Avalir and lock it firmly in place. Firmly connect the elbow hose to the shampoo tray, then connect the other end to the bottom of the shampoo tank. Lower the nozzle as far as possible. Turn the suds control valve to the hard floor setting and start moving the machine. Do not turn the valve to the carpet setting as it will apply too much solutions to the floor.
Move the Kirby Avalir back and forth slowly to clean the floor. Turn the valve on the shampoo tank too “off”” and go over the floor again to pick up remaining solution. Dirty cleaning solution will collect in the waste tray, check the indicators on the edge of the waste tray cover. When liquid begins to fill the area below the indicators it is time to empty the waste tray. Rinse and reinsert the waste tray before you continue cleaning. To clean along edges, make sure the tank is on the opposite side of the edge being cleaned. When finished raise the nozzle.
Then turn the Kirby Avalir on and let it run for 15 seconds to remove the excess water from the rotary mop. Turn the Kirby Avalir off. Remove the shampoo system to rinse and rinse all parts thoroughly. Allow all parts to dry before storing. Over time fibers on the mop will also wear down. When this happens, the mop will not recover as much liquid from the floor and should be replaced. Replacement mops are available below.
Kirby Avalir Portable Shampooer
In this part, we will explain in detail how to use the Kirby Avalir Portable Shampooer. With a simple conversion, the Kirby Avalir can be used in the blower mode. If desired, attach the portable handle and turn off and unplug the Kirby Avalir. Remove the nozzle and fasten the air intake guard onto the front of the Kirby Avalir. Make sure to lower the headlight hood.
How to Use the Portable Shampooer
Remove the bag and attach the hose to the air exhaust port. Line up the groups and twist the hose towards the Kirby Avalir, until it clicks to lock in place. Both the air intake guard and the hose must be firmly locked in place, or the safety switches will not allow the Kirby Avalir to turn on. Attach the inflator/deflator tool to the hose to inflate small low-pressure items. The inflator/deflator is intended to be used for short duration only. Failure to follow this instruction could cause damage to the Kirby Avalir, including overheating.
Portable Shampooer Sprayer
The portable sprayer is only used in the blower mode. Never use flammable or combustible liquids in the sprayer. To set up the portable sprayer, unscrew the jar and fill it 3 quarters full. If the sprayer must be tilted during use then use less liquid. Screw the jar and sprayer tightly together and connect the sprayer to the hose.
Using the Portable Shampooer
Point the sprayer away from the Kirby Avalir, turn the machine on and squeeze the trigger to spray. Adjust the spray by turning the control on the trigger. Squeeze the trigger fully and use slow sweeping motions. Do not use pesticides or chemical products in the portable sprayer.
After use, remove the jar and dip tube. Rinse all pieces thoroughly, allow to dry and then reassemble for storage. The portable shampoo is also used in the blower mode only. It is designed for cleaning areas that are difficult to reach with the carpet shampoo system. The portable shampoo is not recommended for use on upholstery fabrics, such as silk, brocade or velvet. If in doubt, try a test patch before you shampoo further.
Set up the Portable Shampooer
To set up the portable shampoo, fill the jar with water to the first line. Add Kirby carpet shampoo to the second line on the jar. Screw the jar and portable sprayer tightly together. Attach the shampoo cap to the end of the portable sprayer. Connect the sprayer to the hose. Pointed away from the Kirby Avalir and pull the trigger to spray suds. The suds volume can be adjusted by turning the control on the trigger. Lay an even layer of suds over the area to be cleaned. Work the suds into the surface with a brush or clothe until they disappear.
Storing the Portable Shampooer
Rinse and clean the portable shampooer while the area dries. Allow the surface to dry completely, then vacuum to remove the dry residue, which contains the dirt and debris.
Kirby Avalir Maintenance
This part will cover the Kirby Avalir Maintenance. Always turn off and unplug the Kirby Avalir from the wall outlet, prior to performing any maintenance. Use only genuine Kirby replacement parts.
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Kirby Avalir Belt Maintenance
To change the belt, remove the nozzle. Then turn the belt lifter until the green arrows line up. Turn the nozzle over and unhook the latches to remove the rug plate. The brush roll ends are marked with one, two or three notches. Note how many notches are exposed before lifting out the brush roll. If you have difficulty removing the brush roll, then tap the front bumper on a flat surface to dislodge the brush roll. Slide the old belt off and slide a new belt on.
Kirby Avalir Brush Roll Maintenance
Over time, the bristles on the brush roll will wear and the height of the brush roll may need to be adjusted. To adjust the height, turn the brush roll to a higher number of notches before re-inserting it. The greater the number of notches the further the bristles are extended. If the brush roll needs to be extended beyond three notches, it is time to replace the brush roll.
Kirby Avalir Nozzle Maintenance
To reinsert the brush roll, place the nozzle upside down in front of you, with the front facing away. The light gray end of the brush roll should be in your left hand. Drop in the brush roll, making sure the same number of notches are showing on both ends. Center the belt on the brush and push it up into the Kirby Avalir. Then turn the belt lifter until the red arrows line up. The belt should be stretched on the hook.
Replace the rug plate and lock in place. Remove any debris from the motor shaft, before reattaching the nozzle. Center the nozzle in front of the Kirby Avalir and then lock in place. Turn the belt lifter until the green arrows lineup.
Kirby Avalir Cord Maintenance
A functional electrical cord is essential for safe operation of the Kirby Avalir. Be careful not to run over the cord while vacuuming and always unplug the Kirby Avalir by grasping the plug. If the electrical cord becomes frayed, do not use the Kirby Avalir. Contact an authorized Kirby service center for replacements.
Kirby Avalir Motor Maintenance
If the motor does not run when the Kirby Avalir is turned on. Make sure the power cord is plugged in and make sure that the nozzle or an accessory is properly attached to the front of the Kirby Avalir. Make sure that the Mini Em-Tor or accessory is properly attached to the exhaust port. Push it to make sure it is clicked in place. The Kirby Avalir will not run unless the nozzle, hose or the air intake guard is attached to the front of the machine. Also, the Mini Em-Tor, hose or shampoo tank should be properly mounted to the exhaust port.
Kirby Avalir Suction Maintenance
If the Kirby Avalir is not picking up dirt or lint from the carpeting, check to make sure the nozzle has been lowered to a proper height. Check the bag to see if it is full. If it is, change the bag. Check the brush roll indicator light to make sure the brush roll is spinning. If it is not spinning. Check that the green arrows on the belt lifter are matched up. Check that the belt is in place and that it is not missing or broken.
It is recommended to periodically check the motor shaft to make sure it is free from lint, hair or debris build up. The entire brush rule and belt track should also be regularly checked and cleared of lint, string, hair and other fibers. If additional assistance is required please contact a local Kirby distributor.
Kirby Avalir Accessories
In this part, we will cover the Kirby Avalir Accessories, like for example the Tile & Grout Cleaner and the Zip Brush. For parts or other accessories, please have a look at the end of this article.
Kirby Avalir Zip Brush
The zip brush can be used to clean carpeted steps and upholstery. For the best results avoid pressing down heavily on the zip brush. Allow the brush to rotate at maximum speed by gently moving it from side to side. Avoid entanglement by keeping hair, loose clothing and all parts of the body away from the spinning zip brush. Two clean the Kirby Zipp Zip Brush. Turn off the Kirby Avalir and remove the zip brush from the hose.
Turn the Kirby Avalir on and use the hose to vacuum lint from the brush. Press the button on the front of the zip brush to release the brush ring. Lift the center brush out of the tool and remove any particles or lint. Place the brush back into the tool and turn it into it drops into the slots. Keeping your fingers free of the opening. Snap the brush ring back in place.
Kirby Avalir Hard Floor Pad
A Bare Floor Pad is available to aid with dust and bare floors. The hard floor pad should only be used on dry floors. To install the hard floor pad, first turn the Kirby Avalir off and unplug it. Raise the nozzle to its highest setting and disengage the brush roll. Slide the pad below the nozzle then pushes up into the nozzle to attach the pad using the spring clips. Plug the Kirby Avalir in and lower the nozzle all the way and put tech drive in neutral before turning the Kirby Avalir on.
Kirby Avalir Floor Care System
The floor care system is used to buff and wax hard floors. Before using the floor care system, vacuum the floor. Heavily soil floors may require damp mopping. To buff the floor assemble the buffer nozzle before attaching. Drop the buffer nozzle onto the buffer brush. Then push the belt up against the Brush Roll with your finger, while holding the belt in place. Turn the belt lifter counterclockwise until the red arrows lineup. You should feel tension. The belt lifter will catch the belt and stretch it upwards into the nozzle. Attach the nozzle to the front and lock in place.
Turn the belt lifter clockwise until the green arrows lineup and then lower the headlight hood. Make sure that the tech drive is in neutral. Avoid falls or strikes by grasping the handle before turning on the floor buffer. Lower the Kirby Avalir until the brush roll touches the floor and move the Kirby Avalir back and forth to buff the surface.
Kirby Avalir Wax Hard Floors
To wax hard floors you have to assemble the wax applicator by pushing the two halves of the handle together until the pin clicks in place. You then have to remove the wax ruler from the case. By inserting the handle into the open end of the wax roller, pull the roller out of the bag and save the packaging. You have to use the roller to apply a small amount of wax to the floor. It is not necessary to cover the floor completely with wax. Do not use Kirby miracle wax on rubber, asphalt tile or no-wax floors. Now you have to remove the wax roller from the handle, by pushing the roller into the bag.
Grasp both the bag and the roller firmly and push the roller away from you to compress the spring and pull the roller off the handle. Seal the bag to prevent premature drying and store in a safe place. Store it also away from children and pets. Grasp the handle firmly and turn the Kirby Avalir on. Make sure tech drive is again in neutral and lower the brush as far as possible. Then move the Kirby Avalir over the floor with slow steady strokes, to spread the wax. Now you have to wait 5 minutes. When dry, go over the floor with the buffer again to buff to a bright sheen. Hard floors may be rebuffed anytime. It is not necessary to apply wax every time you buff.
Kirby Avalir Floor Buffer
The floor buffer can also be used as a fluffer to reset matted carpet nap. Make sure tech drive in neutral and the nozzle is all the way up. Holding the handle firmly and turn the Kirby Avalir on. You now have to lower the nozzle one notch at a time until the bristles contact the carpet. Lowering the brush too far can cause certain types of carpet to fuss. Avoid falls or strikes by grasping the handle before turning on the carpet fluffer. Push the Kirby Avalir over the carpet to reset the nap.
Kirby Avalir Tile and Grout Brush
The special Tile & Grout Brush Roll will clean recessed grout lines and the natural unevenness of many tile surfaces. The tile and grout brush roll should only be used on tile floors. Use on other flooring types could damage the floor. For badly stained grout lines, apply a thin layer of Kirby tile and grout. Pre-treat directly to the grout lines before scrubbing the floor.
Kirby Avalir Turbo Accessory
The Turbo Accessory can be used for a wide variety of household jobs. Assemble the Kirby Avalir as a canister, before using the turbo accessory. Remove the head and then clean off any debris. Finally, attach the hose to the front. To use the turbo accessory as a sander, first, un-snap the dust shroud at the rear of the tool and lift off. Tuck the end of the sand paper into the front clamp and lock to hold in place.
You have to tightly wrap the paper around the bottom and tuck in the back clamp and lock in place. With the accessory on a level surface. Wrap the dust shroud around the Sander and snap it closed and insert the hose. Avoid eye injuries by wearing safety glasses when sanding. Be sure no metal objects such as nails are sticking up from the surface to be sanded. They could damage the sander or cause sparks to ignite the dust.
Using the Kirby Avalir Sander
Turn the Kirby Avalir on and press the “On” button on top of the sander. now you have to grip the sander at the front and rear while applying light pressure on the sander over the surface. Slowly allowing the sander to do the work. Don’t force it or lean heavily on it. When fully replace the disposable filter bag after sanding.
Kirby Avalir Polisher
To use the turbo accessory as a polisher, attach the synthetic lamb’s wool pad in the same way sandpaper is attached. However, do not use the dust shroud. Use it to polish hard waxed surfaces, such as table tops. To use the turbo accessory for scouring, attach the scouring pad. The dust shroud is not used when scouring.
History of the Kirby Company
In this last section, we will tell a little bit more about the history of the Kirby company. The Kirby company has built a rich heritage shaped by people who are not satisfied with mediocrity. They wanted more out of life then a paycheck. But more than that, they wanted to call their own shots and run their own businesses. Living their own dreams. These early entrepreneurs are no different than you.
They all took great risks to gain opportunities and they always believed in themselves. We would not be here, had it not been for the entrepreneurial spirit shared by our predecessors. These people set the stage for Kirby to become the great company it is today.
It started with inventor Jim Kirby. He was dissatisfied working for a paycheck after watching his father worked very hard for very little. As a young boy, Jim Kirby invented and improved gadgets. While watching his overworked mother cleaning carpets with the rug beater. It didn’t work very well. These early experiences shaped his life long goal to reduce or eliminate drudgery. He started his own business making gadgets for a fee and he never worked for anyone. Jim Kirby worked out of his house designing home care systems for the company, allowing Scott Fetcer to use his name.
Scott & Fetzer Company
While Jim Kirby refined his version of the vacuum cleaner, another man with his own idea opens his own machine shop in a garage behind his parents house. At the time George Scott had a good paying job at the Cleveland farebox company. But he didn’t want a job. He wanted an opportunity. He bought some used equipment for 350 dollars and opened his own shop. He ambitiously named it the G8 Scott machine company. He was 26.
He continues working at the box company for 8 months, while pursuing his new venture part time. These were the humble beginnings of what became the Scott Fetzer company. His goal was to give people with few opportunities a chance to become successful entrepreneurs. That goal is as strong today as it was in the beginning
1920 W 114th St, Cleveland, OH 44102
Mister Scott borrows 5000 dollars and takes over the Cleveland downtown space of a small machine shop. They open the Scott and Fetzer machine company in 1915 and they make tools, jigs and auto parts. To generate business Mister Scott did what many Kirby sales people do today: He canvases. He visits factories and knocks on the doors of little shops to generate business for the new company. They turned a profit. Outgrew their space and in 1916 they built the first plant on W 114th St, Cleveland, Ohio. Where the Kirby company still stands today.
Mister Scott was a salesman at heart and as president was known as a friendly folksy individual. He talked with people on the line about their families. And chatted with people while sorting mail in the mail room. Mister Fetzer was reserved and humble businessman. He handled the distributor agreements and customer relations for the entire company with the help of only his secretary. Together Mister Scott and Mister Fetzer ran the company for the first half of the twentieth century. Enabling it to become a public company in the mid 1950s.
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