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

Self Propel The vacuum will not work in a self propelled mode.


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Me again with more info. This happened to me and I solved it as described previously. More info here:

There's a microswitch located where the hose attaches to the bottom section of the vacuum. If the hose is not completely inserted, the microswitch will not engage which causes the brushes and the self-propel mechanism to not work.

If you think about it, this is a safety feature. If you're using the hose with hand held attachments, you don't want the vacuum to self-propel itself away and potentially crash into something.

If securely attaching the hose does not solve the problem, it might be the microswitch or related circuit. You should be able to see the microswitch arm and hear it click when you attach the hose.
If the hose is not securely attached at the bottom of the vacuum, the self-propel drive mechanism will not work.
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