I HAVE AN UPRIGHT KENMORE PROGRESSIVE THAT IS PURPLE AND PURCHASED ABOUT 7 TO 9 YEARS AGO. THE AGITATOR BRUSH IS WORKING AND THE VACUUM WILL PICKUP CRUMBS, BUT EVERYTHING FALLS OUT OF IT WHEN YOU TURN IT OFF. SO I THINK IT IS A SUCTION PROBLEM. CANNOT FIND A PLUG IN ANY OF THE HOSES. THE CLEAN LIGHT DOES NOT INDICATE CLEAN OR DIRTY EITHER.
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Re: NO SUCTION AND CLEANING LIGHT IS NOT WORKING
You have a dirty filter somewhere. Ignore the fact that the light hasn't come on because it is probably burned out. Check the bag and any filter areas for blockages - they are there. Take the hoses off, stretch them out and run a broom handle through them to check for problems there.
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I had the same problem with the amber inteliclean light continually on. I found the problem to be in the plastic housing that connects the suction hose to the back of the upright section. You have to remove three screws and gently pull the hose housing off the vacuum. Inside I found a hairy clump that was caught on the inside of the hose. The optical "dirt sensor" is just inside the fitting on the upright section. When dirt or other stuff blocks the optical path of the sensors, the amber light will illuminate. My vacuum had an uneven cut on the hose which caused a snag point for hair, dirt and debris. Once this was removed, the vacuum worked like new.
Regarding the roller, this unit has an integrated motor in the roller. I would guess that you will need to take it apart, and hopefully only clean it up. If you need bearings, that will likely be expensive.
Make sure that something didn't fall into the fan assembly in the base when the canister was removed. The motor should have an overload reset switch. Try moving the motor manually (power plug out) to make sure that it isn't bound up.
Here is a possible solution. If the vacuum sounds normal when the green light comes on, then the issue is a suction bypass. Kenmore built a suction bypass in to help cool down and protect the motor should someone either never clean the filter, empty the canister or somehow manage to clog the hose. There is a spring holding the bypass closed and is overridden by vacuum suction. I guess the spring becomes weak, allowing high suction to pull it open which in turn reduces suction so it closes again. It can do this several times per second making a loud racket and slightly affecting performance until the sensor goes green, then the vacuum suction is too low to overcome the spring tension thus why it sounds fine then. The trick? The very hard way (what I did) was to open the vacuum, open the casing where the spring is and pull it apart slightly to increase the spring tension. The easy way is to put tape over the hole where the bypass is. The inlet is under the hose track on the back on the right side as you're looking at it. The hole is about the size of a quarter and you'll see fins across the hole. The tape would keep the suction. The motor would still pull back the bypass but since tape is applied, there would be nothing to reduce the suction thus keeping performance and reducing the noise. However, this circumvents the intended design so you do so only at your own risk.
It's located inside the vacuum kind of behind the where the dirt is collected. You can open and clean but this is probably not necessary. You probably vacuum very fine dust that is hard to remove from the system.
Try replacing or cleaning all filters and letting the vaccum run for a few minutes without moving. Agitator off of course.