Having problems with your Kenmore 23913 Progressive PowerMate Bagged Canister Vacuum ?

The motor in my Powermate (Kenmore Canister 116.27614700) is whining, high pitched, but still works. A local shop told me the motor is dying (the one in the Powermate that drives the beater bar) and would cost $150 for them to repair. The machine is only 1.5 years old and I paid $300...yikes. I think I can fix it but don't understand why the foam gasket that apparently wraps around the motor costs as much as the motor. This is assuming that part 32 (ks747156) is the foam I see glued to my cur


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I think you are right! Buy the motor.....use the gasket from the old motor if you can cut it off clean and just glue it on the new one.
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\015\012The connectors are just brass blade connectors which you should be able to get at a Home Depot or Lowes in the electrical section. Or...just cut off the old connector AND use wire nuts to connect them to the new motor *(which assume comes without any kind of connector right?).
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\015\012That should do the job for the cost of a motor...a little glue and two wire nuts. Good call!
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\015\012Good luck and be careful!
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