Question about Vacuums

1 Answer

Need to find specs to test hose and electrical connections

Kenmore Progressive Cannister Model# 116.20812007. Power mate doesn't work anymore. Has been in and out of Sears Parts Center on same issue since 2003 and the repair only lasts for a short time. It started on an intermittent basis but now just won't work. Suspect a hose problem.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 430 Answers

There are no hose specs. You have continuity or you don't. These are very problematic canisters as they age.
Kenmore canisters are very subject to dirt build up on internal contact rings where they swivel at the elbow adjoining the vac.
They are also prone to intermittent connections at the handle/wand junction and at the wand/power head connection.
Due to the weight of the head there is a lot of strain on those connections.
You never fix half the connection, always both, male and female components in pairs for best results.

Posted on Oct 04, 2009

  • Chemist1961 Oct 04, 2009

    There are no hose specs. You have continuity or you don't. These are very problematic canisters as they age.
    Kenmore canisters are very subject to dirt build up on internal contact rings where they swivel at the elbow adjoining the vac.
    They are also prone to intermittent connections at the handle/wand junction and at the wand/power head connection.
    Due to the weight of the head there is a lot of strain on those connections.
    You never fix half the connection, always both, male and female components in pairs for best results.

×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Kenmore Progressive Vacuum electrical issue. My


It could be the wires or switch in the hose and/or the connection between the hose and the vacuum. It could be the power cord or a loose or bad wire inside the canister. It could be the carbon brushes in the motor are worn out. To find a short or electrical problem you need to know how to trace the power flow from the plug and cord all the way to the motor. You can test the wiring in the hose with an electrical tester to see if there is a problem with it before you purchase a new one.

Mar 08, 2017 | Kenmore Vacuums

1 Answer

Connectors on Kenmore Power Mate


to take the hose off, you just depress the clip at the end but there is no easy way to remove the connectors off of the ends, it just must get cut out and the new one pushed in and sealed

Let me know if you need any further help

Apr 07, 2008 | Kenmore 23612 Progressive PowerMate Bagged...

1 Answer

Kenmore 25614/25615 Progressive bagged canister vac won't start


sounds like there was a loose connection or loose wire that came in contact with another wire. check your cord for small burn holes, also could have shorted out in the hose or the wand. If you are comfortable to disassemble the vacuum i can walk you through the troubleshooting process so we can find out what actually went bad. id start with the cord though. let me know if you have any questions or need more assistance

Jan 04, 2010 | Kenmore 25614 / 25615 Progressive Bagged...

1 Answer

I have a Kenmore canister vacuum cleaner. The


check the reset button or the wire that goes into the powermate sometimes it frays and breaks

Dec 29, 2009 | Kenmore 25614 / 25615 Progressive Bagged...

1 Answer

When using the vacuum (25812) with the powermate, the power shuts off - now it just stays off. The PM Jr. works.. could this be a problem with the wand rather than the powermate unit?


Check your lower and upper wand connects for pinkish or blackened evidence of burning. All connections should be shiny clean brass. Polish with wet dry # 600 paper or a scotch abrasive dish pad.

If the junior runs, with its tighter, cleaner less used connections it is very likely the wand connections and mating component, either the hose handle or power head elbow are also burned or badly worn. On a Kenmore, due to the weight of the head and mediocre design they wear in pairs and should be replaced in pairs. You can get some electrical parts thru a Whirlpool FSP parts center or a Panasonic dealer if you take in the matching pieces for clarification

Nov 01, 2009 | Kenmore 25812 / 25813 Progressive Bagged...

1 Answer

Kenmore vacuum model 25614 power mate will not reset


What you see from the outside is usually a pop up button which sits on top of the actual internal switch remove the lid of the power mate as though you are cleaning the brush roll or changing the belt. Then test the reset internally. Post back to advise .

Sep 19, 2009 | Kenmore 25614 / 25615 Progressive Bagged...

1 Answer

No suction


If the motor is running and is not full of dirt, and the hose is not plugged, the canister must be cracked or open somehow.

May 08, 2009 | Kenmore 22812 Bagged Canister Vacuum

1 Answer

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.


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 :)

Feb 20, 2009 | Kenmore 25512/ 25513 Progressive Canister...

2 Answers

Need Manual for Kenmore Progressive with Direct Drive vacuum clea


You can check for the manual at:

www.managemyhome.com

I would suggest checking the hoses for clogs. Especially the hose right after the carpet brushes. Don't forget to clean off your brush. Hope this helps.

Jan 12, 2009 | Kenmore 31913 Progressive Direct Drive...

1 Answer

Model 116 hose clog?


http://geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=109459&thid=699656
Model 116 hose clog?
Posted by rfrazelle on Jun 23, 2008
My old canister model 116 followed with numbers 2839580 marked Kenmore 3.9 with power-mate, worked fine until the bag got overly full. I have changed the bag, cleaned the filter, and removed a nasty hair/fur/dust clog :-p from the lower metal tube of the power mate. It now has very weak suction and won't pick up anything. I suspect a clog in the grey plastic flexible tubing attached to the canister but cannot get it apart. Advice?
RJ


Hello,
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. Kenmore 22313 Bagged Canister Vacuum. The best way to find a clog in an electric hose is to use a steel ball or a large marble to place inside the hose and to let it so threw as far as it can to determine where the hose clog is. Once you have determined where the hose clog is then you can use a small end of a broom handle of take an old wire coat hanger and place a hook on the end and try to pull the clog out of the electric hose – the electric hose is very expensive so try not to damage the hose in any way, shape or form. Or another way is that id you have another canister vacuum you can try to pull the clog apart by using two vacuums turned on and running. If you are successful then run the round marble or steel ball thru the hose again and the clog should be cleared.

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

Jun 23, 2008 | Kenmore 22313 Bagged Canister Vacuum

Not finding what you are looking for?
Vacuums Logo

Related Topics:

95 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Vacuums Experts

AskDyson
AskDyson

Level 3 Expert

2572 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18389 Answers

D. Floyd Kolb
D. Floyd Kolb

Level 3 Expert

43501 Answers

Are you a Vacuum Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...