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Avalir shampooer is awesome!
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Post# 409120   5/5/2019 at 20:33 (335 days old) by luxflairguy (Wilmington, NC)        

Totally impressed after using my Avalir shampooer for the first time today!
I have heavy gray carpet throughout my apartment and have used the Rug Doctor previously. Big difference! Rugs are look clean! No more traffic patterns!
Takes a bit of time to get the "hang of it." Lavender scent not too strong either! Greg

Post# 409125 , Reply# 1   5/5/2019 at 23:24 (335 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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I have used my avalir shampooer a few times. It takes a couple passes to get shampoo distribution correct.
I liked how easy it is to use with water dump bin. It really cleans well too. It brings pile back yo life and carpet looks brand new. I too use lavender.

Post# 409128 , Reply# 2   5/6/2019 at 03:59 (335 days old) by huskyvacs (Midwestern US)        

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It does a good job, just takes a lot of prep work to set up the kit. I need to pull out my Ultimate G's shampoo kit again sometime.

Post# 409133 , Reply# 3   5/6/2019 at 12:02 (334 days old) by vacuumdevil (Vacuum Hell )        

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The avalir does look way more improved than previous shampooers from Kirby.
But it really doesn't have any extraction. What do you say about the video results here?

Post# 409142 , Reply# 4   5/6/2019 at 19:48 (334 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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You vacuum your carpet. Put in neutral highest carpet setting rotate belt lifter and take belt off.
Put carpet shampooer nozzle on and turn belt lifter attaching to spindle. Put tray on and waste tray. Put your cap or two of shampoo add water to line. Install resivoir to waste tray and attach tank to emtor and rotate. Make sure hoses are secure turn tank to desired setting and lower light hood and shampoo.
If you think any shampoo system is a little bit of a setup. I have a couple Bissell carpet shampooers and there alot more thorough than Kirby. They also shampoo carpet.
The only difference between avalir shampooer and prior years is waste tray all other connections are the same.
If I have really bad carpet I'm vacuuming with Kirby first. I'll use Bissell because it will get everything out of carpet. I'll let dry and vacuum again. I use Kirby so it doesn't get as bad to where I have to use Bissell.
If an animal is using it for a while and I didn't notice I have to use Bissell.


Post# 409150 , Reply# 5   5/6/2019 at 22:12 (334 days old) by huskyvacs (Midwestern US)        

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The Kirby shampooer system is just a surface cleaner, not a full suction extractor. It's meant to touch up and fluff carpets to counter the dirtyness in-between regular deep cleaning shampoos, or if you have thin pile carpet that doesn't need a deep cleaner.

Post# 409152 , Reply# 6   5/6/2019 at 22:37 (334 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Exactly. It helps make carpet stay clean.

Post# 409153 , Reply# 7   5/6/2019 at 22:52 (334 days old) by rivstg1 (colorado springs)        
good to hear and

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your post is encouraging me to try my availir shampoer. I've only every used the old style Kirby ones....I Know, not a big difference at all, but want to try the new one on my wood flooring instead of my usual Rainbow Aquamate (which works wonderfully I"d say).

Post# 409188 , Reply# 8   5/7/2019 at 20:01 (333 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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I have an aquamate haven't used it yet but Bissell symphony cleans and no wax residue better than anything we have tried. The oak is 13 years old and we used to strip wax polish twice a year. Four years ago we used symphony on it and it took all wax residue off and oak looks brand new. I'd recommend that I have not tried aquamate so I can't judge but a 12lb steam clean mop/vacuum is a helluva lot easier to move around and use over any rainbow or Kirby.

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