Question about Kenmore 25812 / 25813 Progressive Bagged Canister Vacuum
Thee powermate jr no longer works with my vacuum. I opened it and the belt isn't broken though, imho, I think the belt is a bit loose. Can that be replaced? I love this vacuum and don't want a new one, and having two cats in the house this attachment is invaluable for keeping my furniture fur free.
If the roller brush is not spinning freely once you remove it from the Power Mate Jr., then I have discovered the solution! There are end caps at each end of the roller brush. They seem to be permanently attached, but they are not. There is an axle inside the roller that is permanently attached to one of the caps. Take two pairs of pliers, and grab each end cap with a pair of pliers. Then pull hard to take them off. Once they are off, you will find that there is a big glob of hair wrapped around the axle inside. Remove the hair. Then reassemble the brush by putting the end caps back on. Make sure, when you put the caps back, that they are aligned so that they will fit back into the slots on the Power Mate Jr. You have to push hard to get the caps back on, maybe tapping one of them with pliers.
Posted on Mar 28, 2009
Mine was a combination of the Roller Brush not turning due to hair inside it as mentioned in the "best solution" above. This in turn,Ii believe overheated the motor and blew the thermal fuse mentioned in solution 3. I confirmed this by cutting the fuse out and connecting the two wires. The motor ran fine. You could leave it like this but would want to make sure you didn't do anything to overheat the motor. I bought the replacement fuse at Radio Shack along with some crimp connectors. The fuse cost $1.69. I recommend the crimp connectors if you have little experience soldering these type fuses. The heat from the soldering iron can ruin the fuse if not done properly. The origional fuse was also attached with crimp connectors.
Posted on Feb 04, 2010
I noticed the beater bar not rotating soon enough so that I didn't burn out the motor or any fuse. The problem was that discribed in solution #2, but I couldn't take the caps off with pliers. Instead, I C-clamped the "brush assembly" to a table, and tapped on the "support rod" (The thin steel axle that is connected to both end caps) with a hammer and nail. Make sure you tap on the side of the brush assy. that the belt attaches to: it is the side where the bristles do not extend to the end. The axle is not bonded to that side. I took the endcaps off, removed the hair from the axle, put it back together, and it works perfectly.
Posted on Feb 15, 2010
I have the same problem and have found there is a fuse on the Powermate Jr. motor, it is under the white sleeve on the black motor wire, now can i buy just the metal inline fuse or easier to buy a new unit for about $35.00!?
Posted on Apr 14, 2009
Here is a link for all the powermate jr parts from sears direct: http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/getSubComp.pd?modelNumber=116C85PAUX0VU06&productCategoryId=0640500&brandId=0582&brandDescription=KENMORE&modelName=POWER-MATE-JUNIOR&diagramPageId=00001&componentDescription=POWER-MATE%20JR.&documentId=P0305102&blt=06
Posted on Jan 15, 2010
Take apart the brush roller and remove any hair spooled up in it . If the belt has cogs then don't replace it , ,if it is just a stretch belt it has too be replaced yearly .
Posted on Oct 02, 2008
SJ, I jumped the fuse and all is working as you suggested. I see Radio Shack has 3 temp fuses available. Which one did you use. Thanks for the help.
Posted on Apr 30, 2010
I have the same issue, but the dowel appears to be the problem. It no longer spins freely, even when not connected to the belt/motor. Sears Parts direct has the part for $10, though I can't tell if the unit inlcudes the pin and the end caps, which are sold separately. Note that the Powermate jr has it's own model number, separate from the vaccuum (you'll need this if you start your search using a model number). Here is the link to the part: http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/showPart.pd?partNumber=8192013&productGroupId=0020&supplierId=116&brandId=x&documentId=P0202179&keySuffixId=NA&modelNumber=x&keyId=000009&pageId=00001&productTypeId=x&searchModelNumber=116C85PBPK0V022&subCompDesc=Power%20mate%20(jr)&brandDesc=KENMORE&modelDesc=POWER-MATE-(JR)&backToLink=Return%20to%20part%20list#recommendedQuanity
Posted on Feb 25, 2009
Took off end caps, cleaned out a wad of hair, reassembled and it works like brand new. Thanks for the tip Dude2525!
Posted on Sep 05, 2013
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