Having problems with your Kenmore 31913 Progressive Direct Drive Bagged Upright Vacuum ?

I changed the bag but the vaccuum smells hot and is having difficulty sucking up dirt.

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The motor is full of lint in the motor itself or? the hose from the bottom to the rear bag entry is plugged! solid with dirt! have to take the hose all the way off the unit and better to take outside start at the elbow end and with a coat hanger start removing the trash in the hose and sometimes it clogs up! deep into the hose! its not a easy process but i have cleaned thousands of then that way also you can take a stick! or a broom handle and try pushing the trash thorugh the hose but if you are not carefull you will just ldge it harder then it was and not being able to clean it out!!
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I changed the bag but the vaccuum smells hot and is having difficulty sucking up dirt.

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My vaccuum has lost suction. I changed the bag and cleaned everything out. The vaccuum is only 6 years old. I even replaced the belt around the brush. When I turn the vaccuum on it smells like burning rubber. My vaccuum is an upright 12 amp model #33000300C serial #Y347012385

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The hose works great, but the head of the vaccuum does not pick up anything !!! I checked every opening that may have been clogged, but nothing came up. When I hold my hand under the brush/roller, it seems to be putting out more air than intaking air. Particles "dance" on the carpet, but don't get "sucked up" into the vaccuum ? I have had the vaccuum only 1 year, so the brushes should not be a problem. I changed the bag, and checked the belt. The belt and brushes seem to be OK. ?

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Vorwerk ET 340 - been great but now noticing strong burning smell after vacuuming some hair from the bathroom. Bag is nearly empty. Gave it a rest then unscrewed the cover housing the motor and all looks clean (dust is sucked up the pipe and doesn't appear to get near the motor). When I restarted it, burning smell still there. Are there any filters that might need changing? What could be causing the smell? Could the hair have gotten caught somewhere? Thanks.

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Havent used for about two years. I had to put the belt on it. It doesnt seem to be sucking up very well and after about 15 minutes of vaccuuming the bag was empty. My house got really dusty. I know the rollers were spinning because i looked. I could hear some dirt going in but could definatly tell it wasnt working properly. Is it in reverse or something?

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Unbeknownst to me, someone took the bag out of my Kenmore Progressive vacuum and failed to replace it. I have been vacuuming without a bag for months, and today the vacuum stopped sucking. When I opened up the front to replace the bag, tons of dirt and dust came pouring out. I thoroughly cleaned the vacuum, put in a new bag, but still no sucking power. Just dust coming from the rear vents where one of the filters is. Is the vacuum ruined, or is it a simple solution of buying a new filter?

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Won't start. My son was using the vacuum & Didn't change the bag. The vacuum was making the full bag smell, but the light was't on & it didn't stop. I stopped him, changed the bag, checked the filter, closed the compartments & turned on the vacuum. Nothing happened. I checked to be sure that it was plugged in, that wasn't the problem. I've let the vacuum "rest" for several days, It still won't start. Any suggestions?

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I put in a ne Kirby Bag and it still is not sucking up the dirt. The brush is turning but the bag does not seem to be getting any sucking snce it is not expanding

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Vacuum cleaner hi.this is 10 yrs old and not overly worked.bags are changed regularly and the micro filter has been changed at least three times over ten years.it goes well for about 2o minutes then loses power with not much "suck"after that.sometimes shutting down completely,because of overheating i presume,or just carries on at a much lower'"suck".have tied shaking bag inside but no luck.any suggestions out there or can you tell me the agents support office for new zealand[auckland].many thank

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No Suction The suction of the vaccuum has stopped. We haven't had the vaccuum for very long and the bag has been recently changed. Both the floor vaccuum and the hose are not picking anything up. I'm not sure what the problem could be.

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Sudden loss of suction. Using a dirt devil upright. Checked the belts that were changed recently and working. Changed the half full bag. No change. Checked for blockages and as far as I can see there are none. The blower is working as much as it ever was I think but I;m stumped.

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