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I have a Kenmore Progressive canister vac (model # 116.22812201). When I turn it on, it seems like it's sucking up from the head, but no lights come on and the brush doesn't roll. In other words, if I had hard wood floors, it would be great, but it doesn't do anything for the carpet. It seems like there's no power getting to the head although there is suction. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! I also have a canister with a non functioning carpet beater head. I have checked that there is electricity to the motor. I have disassembled the motor, the winding look like it is in good shape. I do not know if there is a problem with the reset button, however afer disassembling the switch it appears to be functional. Only other thing I have not tried is to bypass the reset switch. Could be a dead motor, however I am at a loss. Any thoughts?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I figured it out ..by pushing the lever down and pry a screw driver into three different spots on the top, to release the rewind bar. Looks like three little j hooks hold it down. It took a flashlight and night time for me to see it.
Posted on Mar 20, 2008
I'm NO help but maybe you can enlighten me. Where IS the reset bugtton? The manual was lost in a move OR address to request a new manual. Thx
Posted on May 28, 2008
The extension wands are defective and have trouble with their plug connectors on each end. The power head has a reset button on top right but no lights mean no power which means the wand isn't connecting the power to anything.
Sears has a new replacement -- too bad it isn't recalled so you could get it for free ($106.59 + tax + shipping). 2nd sweeper -- same problem.
1st sweeper: I just took needlenose pliers and pulled connectors out a little further (Too bad I can't seem to make the 2nd sweeper work with this easily. It might be one of the connectors or the wiring harness inbetween with a break.) Can't buy the wiring harness for this or connectors, just the wand.
If anyone has a working wand you want to sell me email me at email@example.com. Thanks!
Posted on Jun 12, 2008
hello... you might want to try checking the elbow or neck of the power nozzle for blockage. Remove the wand from the head and look through it. Also look through the wands . If there is no blockage, maybe there is a problem with you nozzle. Reattach all the parts and turn on the machine, turn on the power nozzle. Can you hear the other motor start? If so, check to see if the belt is turning. If it is not, and you definitely hear the secondary motor, then you need a belt. If it doesn't make any sound then, with the machine still running, press the button on the upper part of the power nozzle, this should reset your motor. I hope these tips helped ya, let me know, by giving feedback when asked. thank you, Rene (The Vacuum Doctor)
Posted on Nov 10, 2009
Try to find the reset button. It should be somwhere near the bottom area. It looks like a red dot that you can push inward. If you can press and hold the reset button, it will restart your suction and solve your problem.
Posted on May 12, 2011
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