Having problems with your Kenmore 23612 Progressive PowerMate Bagged Canister Vacuum ?

My power head on my Kenmore canister sweeper dont work right.How do I get it apart and fix the problem?

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Try pushing the reset button on the top of the power head first. There is a protection system on Kenmore canisters that protect the belt from breaking, and if something was vacuumed up into the head, it will cause this reset switch to activate to protect the belt. On the top of the power head look for the a small red button, or a grey button that says overload protection switch, and push down on it.
\015\012If the power nozzle lights are coming on, and the machine is making noise, then this means that the belt may be off inside the head, however if you're not getting any power, and the head light is not coming on, then this is probably a bad hose on the unit.
\015\012I have written a detailed repair on how to replace the belt on the Kenmore canisters on Fixya, just follow the link below. The only difference on the one I helped repair and yours may be the that the screws are actually located on the bottom of the power nozzle rather then underneath of the headlight cover. The other steps will be the same, just unscrew the screws on the bottom of the power head.
\015\012Here's the link:
\015\012Please let me know if this didn't fix it, and I'll help you walk through this further and help you diagnosis the power head further.
\015\012Chris J.
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