Having problems with your Kenmore 25512/ 25513 Progressive Canister Vacuum ?

Carpet attachment attachment appears to have poor/intermittent connection. When initiated, it works for <30 seconds before shutting down. Suction still works but carpet attachment doesn't. Near impossible to restart.

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Mine became intermittant so I took apart the exteding wand section. I found that power is transmitted to the cleaning head through a ribbon cable which was damaged (burnt) from repeatedly adjusting the length of the wand. A new wand correct the problem but I will no longer adjust the length and I hope that this will extend the life of the assembly.
Check the plug ends at the top of the wand and the plug going into the hose handle, also at the bottom of the wand. It sounds like they may be burnt, if so they will need to be replaced. One cause of these connections going bad is not turning the power head off when connecting or disconnecting. Therre are other causes, the switch in the handle is going bad, also some of these cannisters have a relay mounted by the vac motor, sometimes they go bad.
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