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Kenmore whispertone 8900 won t turn on

Need manual to know how to take apart to check motor...I don t want to
break the covers...
model 116-3289090c

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  • Anonymous Jan 04, 2009

    Kemore Model No. 116. 27616700. White Powermate Progressive. Less than a year old.

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Agent Don
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SOURCE: The shaft on the motor

http://geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=0&thid=661780
Generic problem for all Vacuums
The shaft on the motor
Posted by tsnater on Jun 10, 2008
The shaft on the motor for rotating the brush is not moving. It is a Kenmore Whispertone 12 V Model 116 3521290.
I am suspicious of the Belt Protection system.


Hello,
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. It sounds to me that you have a motor that is froze up and would be in need of some type of service, whether it be the fan(s) on the end of the motor, the carbon brushes are sticking and bound up, or the armature would be the last thing. Just be careful that the repair cost and labor do not exceed the cost of a new motor. The motor shaft should @ all times should spin freely. So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions.

http://www.sears.com/ Customer Service 1-800-4-MY-HOME 1-800-469-4663
Thanks, Don the Vac Man
Go Ahead. Use Us.

Posted on Jun 11, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore 3.9 with power-mate Model 116 2839581.

You have to take off the top of the power nozzel that has the light lense. There are two pressure locks,one on each side. Use a screw driver to release. You will see the screws.Take the two screws out and on some models, there are two pressure locks on the back of the nozzel. Again use the screw driver to release. The top should come right off.Hope this helps.

Posted on Oct 18, 2009

ltldab
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SOURCE: the vacuum is a Kenmore Whispertone model 116

CHECK PARTS SITES AS THERE ARE NUMEROUS ONES ONLINE.

Posted on Feb 26, 2010

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SOURCE: On Kenmore Whispertone, model 116

Turn the power nozzle over again, press the handle release and lower the handle to the floor.

Then flip the switch cover upwards and remove the switch.Click this link below to get complete instructions and diagrams:---
http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-remove-switch-from-handel-on.html -------------- this should help.thanks.Helpmech.

Posted on Jun 12, 2011

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Which specific model in the WhisperTone line do you have? The manual may be available from Sears Parts Direct. Start here: http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/user-manuals .

The manual for the Kenmore 116.27512790 canister vacuum is available here: http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/pd_download/lis_pdf/OWNM/L0807641.pdf . This may be useful if the vacuum is similar to yours.

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The shaft on the motor for rotating the brush is not moving. It is a Kenmore Whispertone 12 VModel 116 3521290. I am suspicious of the Belt Protection system.


http://geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=0&thid=661780
Generic problem for all Vacuums
The shaft on the motor
Posted by tsnater on Jun 10, 2008
The shaft on the motor for rotating the brush is not moving. It is a Kenmore Whispertone 12 V Model 116 3521290.
I am suspicious of the Belt Protection system.


Hello,
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. It sounds to me that you have a motor that is froze up and would be in need of some type of service, whether it be the fan(s) on the end of the motor, the carbon brushes are sticking and bound up, or the armature would be the last thing. Just be careful that the repair cost and labor do not exceed the cost of a new motor. The motor shaft should @ all times should spin freely. So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions.

http://www.sears.com/ Customer Service 1-800-4-MY-HOME 1-800-469-4663
Thanks, Don the Vac Man
Go Ahead. Use Us.

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