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I just bought a good Sears Kenmore Progressive 300 upright vacuum (116.38812891) today at a garage sale for five bucks. I left my relic Electrolux with the new owners of my former home during a recent relocation. In the interim I bought a Bissel 3750H which I do not care for, and borrowed a Eureka 7685 AU which performs somewhat better. I cleaned up the Kenmore, and though it seems to run well, noticed the drive belt is showing signs of degeneration. I would like to replace it, but was unable t

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I just bought a good Sears Kenmore Progressive 300 upright vacuum (116.38812891) today at a garage sale for five bucks. I left my relic Electrolux with the new owners of my former home during a recent relocation. In the interim I bought a Bissel 3750H which I do not care for, and borrowed a Eureka 7685 AU which performs somewhat better. I cleaned up the Kenmore, and though it seems to run well, noticed the drive belt is showing signs of degeneration. I would like to replace it, but was unable t

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I have a Royal 7910 extractor and even though I vacuum before cleaning the carpet, by black cocker spaniel's hair gets pulled into the plastic pick-up attachment and I cannot find an easy way to clean it out. I have tried taking the screws out to separate the halves, but it seems as though they might be glues together. I have run water from a sink sprayer though the openings with some degree of success, but it still is pretty cruddy. I have tried snaking pipe smokers pipe cleaners up the pick

One person wrote this in a review:\015\012Most home carpet extractors are very difficult to take apart for cleaning and maintenance. The Royal 7910 is the exception. No tools are needed to take the front housing off to clean out all the pet hai ... Royal CE7910 Wet/Dry Vacuum

Which Kenmore vacuum cleaners are made by Panasonic? Are all of their direct drive machines made by Panasonic? We have a blue Hoover Windtunnel with the dirt sensor. It cleans well, but it is unbelievably noisy. I wondered if something was out of place and the brushes were hitting, but everything looks normal. We bought Kenmore models 36722 and 36724 and love them. I believe they were made by Panasonic. Our Kirby sits in the basement. Much heavier. These are quiet and clean well. I would like an

Some Kenmore vacuums are made by Panasonic, some are made by Hoover or Eureka or even Sebo. I would go to a Panasonic dealer for that kind of machine instead of trying to go by the Kenmore brand. Sears has a hard time with service. A good Vacuum C ... Kenmore 31913 Progressive Direct Drive Bagged Upright Vacuum

Dosenot seem to clean the carpets as good as before, we have cleaned the filter and keep the canister cleaned. What else might it be; I bought it for the express purpose to clean animal hair off my carpet?

Hi there,I'm sorry to hear you're having difficulties with your DC17. This machine should have no problem dealing with animal hair, so if it doesn't seem to be picking up as well as usual, this may be due to a blockage. The easiest way to che ... Dyson DC17 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

I have a bissell quickwash 1950-e. I bought it Jan. 2006, and have only used it 8-10 times, I live in a very hard water area, so I though if I put some vinegar in with the cleaning solution it would get rid of any hard water deposits, unfortunatly the solution went lumpy in the tank and stoped spraying out water, I have opened it, hose clean, sprayer not blocked, x at bottom of water container when depresed water trickles out, component that opens the x when water container placed, also ran wate

Hard to say what is causing your problem, replacing the cap and insert on the water tank may help, part #2041111, even tho it may trickle out water when depressed, they can still be bad. The other thing would be the rod not relesing the water like i ... Vacuums

The caster wheel on my Kenmore canister vacuum seems to be sticking. It's not wanting to turn when I pull it. When I flip it over and look at it, though, it seems to spin okay

... Kenmore 23612 Progressive PowerMate Bagged Canister Vacuum

Filter I bought this Hoover a few years ago-- just now about to use it first time. I cannot find my user's manual and don't know how to change the filter-- or to clean it or whatever I am supposed to do with it. Also, there is a handle on one side of the unit that seems to be attached to an empty chamber or canister kind of thing. It looks like it should pull out, but it does not budge. I really would like to have a manual, but can't seem to find one. Is there a similar model that is still

This is not for the exact same model, but should help you out:\015\012http://edge.maytag.com/epipubs/56511B47.PDF ... Hoover U8143-900 Upright Vacuum

My dyson dc40 multifloor seems to have gotten louder than it was 6 months ago when i first bought it. Sometimes it sounds like a whistling noise. I religiously clean the filters, empty the canister, check for clogs, and clean hair from the brushes. Is this normal?

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My Kenmore progressive vacuum is extremely loud. The airflow and suction seem to be uninhibited, but the noise is loud and frustrating. Should the filters just be cleaned or is this a sign of a different problem? It's a Kenmore Progressive Bagless Upright Vacuum 35912 and we've had it for about four years.

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I bought a Dyson Vaccum for pets. Spent around 700 for it, and thought it was the cats meow. They promise that there is no lose of suction, and oh boy is that a joke. I clean the filter that they say they don't have, which they do. I have cleaned it up thinking I just have a dirty vaccum. Now the hose sucks together so hard that it is pretty flat. And the plug in is EXTREMELY HOT!!! It seems like the littlest things fall off of it, and it is all plastic and it cracks and pieces break off.f I don

Sure, we have Miele machines that are German made and excellent with 10 year warranties we are also a dyson repair center for warranty.\015\012Dyson Repair Form ... Dyson DC07 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum

My kenmore vacuum model 116.36933502. It has no suction. I have cleaned out every spot,taken off the back and still nothing. The motor runs but doesnt seem to be at full power. The agitator brush works. When it broke i seemed to smell something and since it has no belt. Does this possibly have to motors?

... Kenmore Progressive Bagless Upright with Inteli-Clean SystemVacuum

Why does my dyson slim dc18 keep shutting down, even though i keep it clean. Filters area is clean and all others have been properly blown out with air from a air compressor. It will work for about 5-10 minutes and then shuts down. Smells like ****, check the belt and a bit later it restarts again. It's seems to be almost over heating.

Maybe your motor is going. Here's a link to a site that talks about motor failure and replacement in a DC07 (not DC18). I don't know exactly what the odor smells like but maybe you can see if you have any of the other symptoms. Good luck! ... Dyson Slim DC18 All Floors HEPA Bagless Upright Vacuum - Iron/Titanium/Yellow

Bissell proheat 2X, model 8960. The shampoo tank does not seem to work, all I get is the water when cleaning. Also the first time I used my shampoer one of the belts broke. This is the 2nd cleaner I have bought. Was hoping this one would last longer. Cleaning this model is a real pain, surely there is a better why.

... Bissell 1699 ProHeat Clear View Upright Steam Vacuum

Poor cleaning I recently bought the Shark Steam Mop as I read mainly fantastic reviews. I was disappointed to find that it leaves a slight film on my dark hardwood floors when finished. I can wipe the film away with my finger and you can see foot prints if walked over. I also found that there are cloth streaks on my ceramic floors after drying as well. I followed all instructions, vacuumed beforehand, used distilled water even though my water is not considered hard, cleaned slowly, etc. I am wo

Hi,This type of problem usually is not he fault of the Shark Steam Mop.The problem is the old residue left on the floors by other cleaners.Here is a tip that I wrote that will help you out with that problem... ... Euro-Pro Shark Steam Mop - Gray/ Purple Vacuum

My kenmore quick clean vacuum cleaner has no suction. Just seems to blow the dirt out and away from the cleaner. The canister is empty and the filter is clean, so what's going on?

Hi,\015\012The hose or hoses are plugged...take all the hoses apart and stretch them out... run a stiff wire through them or something like a broom handle...you will find that they are full of dust and dirt inside...\015\012\015\012 ... Kenmore Quick Clean 30012 Vacuum

Bissell SpotBot model 7887 still seems to clean ok, but there is no wastewater appearing in its tank on normal "Fresh Stain" and "Set-in Stain" settings. Seems to work on the "Manual" brush setting though.

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Hi.My model 116 36933502 only works as suction hose. When I use the bottom, a loud "flapping" noise and no suction. Everything is clean. Seems like a broken diphragm or filter? Sears Kenmore Progressive Bagless Intelliclean 5 years. Thanks Kate

... Kenmore Progressive Bagless Upright with Inteli-Clean SystemVacuum

We have a built in Electrolux 1590 that seems to have very little suction. I cleaned the filter, but in trying to put it back together, I need a picture of how it's supposed to fit. (We bought the house last April, and don't have a manual for the vacuum.)

Once the filter is in place put the retainer on and turn it 1/4 turn clockwise.\015\012A manual can be found at the following site under new models, Centralux.\015\012\015\012 ... Electrolux Central Vacuum

We have the Kenmore progressive direct drive (bagless) and have had it for about 3 years. We have taken good care of it, and paid quite a bit for it hoping that it would last for a good long time. It has started making a noise that seems to be an overflow air type of noise coming out of a bottom air outlet opening for when the air flow is blocked. We have looked into clogs, changed filters, and the whole works, to no avail! Quite Frustrating since I love this purple vacuum! The machine started

There has to be a clog or block somewhere - if the motor works, it should work did you try a wire coat hanger to go up in further where you cannot see?Bets regardsCk ... Kenmore Progressive Bagless Upright with Inteli-Clean SystemVacuum

Our kenmore progressive model #11634922 was working fine today. And then - it's not. Plugged in - nothing is working on it. We let it cool down (though it didn't seem hot). Still nothing - no light, no motor. Tried it in some other plugs that we know are functioning well - and still nothing. Any idea what might be wrong with it? It's six years old but doesn't get heavy use. Thanks so much ~ Susan Golden

Hi, it could be a number of things, cord may be bad as well as a problem with the motor. There also is a fuse that could have blown. If you go to sears.com, click on parts, put in your model number, when the page loads, click on the first link ... Kenmore Vacuums

Agitator unit on Kenmore Progressive 116.25915503 won't spin. I have cleaned out all hair and string wrapped around it. Belt is good. It seems to spin on one side but stuck on the other. Could string be caught somewhere?

Pry the end caps off the brush bar, you will find hair and string wrapped up tight in the end. the bearing may also be shot, you can try and oil it up a bit to keep it spinning.\012\012<!-- from fixya rte --> ... Kenmore Vacuums

I bought a second hand vax rapide carpet washer and the clean water tank doesn't seem to have a cap/bung to keep the water in when attaching it to body Can anyone tell me if it should have? How do i stop the water pouring out when putting it together???

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Bought a Kenmore Progressive canister vacuum at a garage sale that looked in better than average condition, filters clean, new bag, all accessories intact, some debris in roller brush. problem is no suction when turned on. There does not appear to be any obstruction in hose. did not have manual

Hello,Carnister vacuum cleaners are all built with the same principle in mind. A motor \015\012generates power which powers a vacuum which, in turn, creates suction to\015\012 lift debris. The most common areas of suction loss are within ... Kenmore 25512/ 25513 Progressive Canister Vacuum

I have a bissell pro heat model 7901-B that has power but no water circulation. I was told that the previous owner used it without water and that she couldn't get it the power on. I bought it off of her and cleaned it out and now the power works, but there is no water circulation. The brushes run and heater works, just can't seem to get it to circulate water. Thankyou for your time, Don

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I bought a Kenmore canister vacuum, model 116, in April 2007. This morning, the sound of the motor suddenly began to deepen, and I began to lose suction. Normally, if something is clogging the hose, the motor will wind up to a higher pitch, not a lower one. The filters are clean, the bag is empty, and I can't detect anything lodged in the hose. If this were a car's engine, I would say it's "lugging down". Any pointers?

Okay, bear with me. Is it possible you have a suction adjustment, dial somewhere on vac. Check and see and if it does, be sure it's all the way up. Also, try removing hose and run a broom handle fr. one end to the other...BUT be careful not to stretc ... Vacuums
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