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Kenmore Progressive cannister electric motor will not operate. Is there a fuse blown or some other reason? All filters are clean. Power works to wand only.

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Apparently there may be a fuse in the canister itself, I have no instructions for getting to it though. There's another post on here you might want to check, perhaps that person can tell you how to get to it

http://www.fixya.com/support/t1581380-kenmore_progressive_canister_vac

Please rate if this helps :)

Posted on Mar 05, 2009

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