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Kirby Sentria 2. Will the Avalir shampooer do a better job
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Post# 380481   10/31/2017 at 18:06 (328 days old) by QuickCal (Mid West)        

I just scored a very nice Sentria 2 for $40. It has all the attachments except the shampooer.

I'm replacing a G5 that was my moms. But it has a broken switch. I tore it all apart. But I don't think it's worth putting back together since it has some other broken pieces.

So I was going to use the G5 shampooer, but it's missing the shield and foam piece. It would cost me roughly $20 with shipping to get the G5 shampooer going.

I looked on ebay for the proper Sentria 2 shampooer. Could get a nice one for around $30.

I was all set to buy one then I found a Avalir floor kit pretty cheap. So I bought that,,,lol.

To the point,,,finally.

Will the Avalir shampooer do any better of a job. Have you guys found any cheaper chemicals that do a good job.

My carpet is really bad. Should I just skip the Kirby and get it steam cleaned first.

Any advise. Thanks

Post# 380516 , Reply# 1   11/1/2017 at 11:16 (327 days old) by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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If you've got the shampooer, you really don't have anything to lose other than your time so give it a shot and let us know how it works out.

Post# 380556 , Reply# 2   11/1/2017 at 20:12 (327 days old) by josh (Forest Park, IL & Spring Grove, IL)        
Cheaper chemicals...

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I found a product a year ago called Certi-Foam. A jug is half the cost of Kirby shampoo, and you need only about half of the amount of shampoo per tank of water. This makes using it a quarter of the cost of the Kirby branded shampoo. It's been a while since I shampooed a carpet, but I liked this shampoo when I used it.

Hope that helps.


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