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Hot cord the cord on my vacuum cleaner has been getting very hot the heat is from one end to the other incuding the plug and also where the cord exits the back of the canister please help I love this vacuum cleaner it has been faithful to me for over 15 years!

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Likely after all these years that the motor is starting to go bad and draw more amps thasn it should. a new motor at a vac dealer is your best bet. it was likely made by panasonic, so a new panasonic is your best bet, and less $$$than the kenmore for the same vacuum. sears parts are extremely expensive

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