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After using the kemore vac it shuts off depending on how I m pulling on the tube part, it seems like there's a short where. Any help Thans,Steve the canister connects to the suction tube

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  • heydude830 May 14, 2009

    Thanks for your help with the Kenmore vacuum.
    I really appreciate it, I'll take a look at the handle and see if there's anything obvious.
    If it's not too much trouble I'd like to see the diagram.
    Thanks again your the best,
    Steve

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This is a very common problem on your series of Kenmore canister vacuums. It is the result of a part inside the handle of the hose (where you would have your hand) which has broken and no longer properly supports and keeps in place the electrical receptacle that feeds electricity from the canister to the power head. If you provide a model number, I can provide an exploded parts diagram which will show you the likely culprit.

Dave

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  • Dave May 14, 2009

    The probable broken part is shown as #5 in this diagram: http://www.sewvac1.com/Kenmore_Hose.pdf. There should be some plastic that's broken which normally keeps the receptacle (shown as #12) in place. Without the supporting plastic in the handle, #12 has some "play" allowing it to recess into the handle just enough to prevent a sure connection. Also, I checked on Sears' web site and they do show the model number as valid, but when clicking on the exploded parts link, it then states there is no such model. Bottom line is if you want to order the part from Sears, you'll have to do it by phone instead of online. The diagram I show in the link is from a different but very similar model, so I hesitate to give you the part number for the item because I can't be 100% certain it's exactly like yours. Good luck, Steve.



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Hey Dude! & Dave! I am having the same problem with an older model 116 (whispertone). This is what I came up with.

What I did to fix it was take it all apart (and I mean everything) wipe it all down and carefully put it back together again. That seems to have fixed the issue. Theres a sensor at the bottom of the hose where it attaches to the canaster. I couldn't get it off the house initially but with some elbow grease I could and I found the sensor covered in gunk. Not sure if this was the real issue, but it helped!

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