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Kenmore powermate front axle fell off

We just bought a Kenmore powermate (Model No. 116.27514700) but the front axle assembly fell off and I haven't managed to snap it back on.  Any advice?  Thank you!

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It will go on hard. Just angle it until you have it as far as you can go, then use maybe a hammer to knock it the rest of the way.

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Kenmore Powermate power head not working


I've got the same problem. Try checking out the electrical connection where the hose attaches to the canister. The hot male terminal is corroded and the female socket is burned out. Its an unfortunate design flaw that every time you open the vacuum to replace the bag the electrical connection disconnects and reconnects. Not sure if I can find replacement parts for a 10 year old vacuum or if a home-made re-wiring job is in order. Will find out tomorrow.

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Wheel is sticking. I want to remove the wheel to clean the axel. kenmore 116.27514700


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Thanks for the clarification. This is actually fairly simple to remove the rear wheel, however as you'll see after this has been removed, there really is no axle attached to this. It just snaps into the main canister housing. It may be that your wheel has broken, and a new wheel may fix your problem.

First here's a link to the parts shematic for your model so you can follow along:
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/getSubComp.pd?modelNumber=11627514700&productCategoryId=0642000&brandId=0582&brandDescription=KENMORE&modelName=VACUUM-CLEANER&diagramPageId=00001&componentDescription=CANISTER&documentId=P0706048&blt=06

Simply put a flat head screw driver behind the brush, and pry it off. It will easily come right off. You may inspect the wheel, and the wheel housing that it snaps into to make sure there are no obstructions, or pet hair that are slowing the wheel down. Also look at the clips that hold the wheel in place to make sure there's no debris above the clips on the wheel that could slow down the brushes also.

If it all appears to be fine, you may spray some WD40 on the part of the wheel that spins, reinsert it back in the vacuum cleaner and test to see if that fixes it. If it didn't, you might just want to purchase a new wheel assembly.

Here's a link to the rear wheel for Kenmore canisters if you'd like to purchase a new one from our website:
http://www.govacuum.com/kenmore-panasonic-canister-rear-wheel-assembly-panasonic-part-ac99caktzv07-sears-part-4370702.html

Hopefully that helps you. If you have any questions about how to repair this, or other questions that I did not address, simply just add a comment as you did last time, and I'll be more then happy to answer any and all of your follow up questions.

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You need to open the head by gently squeezing the light cover housing and lifting it off. There will be two screws underneath and once removed the lid will lift off and reveal the area where the pedal installs.

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Wish to remove bottom ofpowerhead-Kenmore Progressive 11629912990


I have a whispertone vacuum, different model #, but maybe instructions will be the same. Turns out I didn't need a new belt, just clean out the crud and reset overload protector. The instructions in the manual tell you to remove the light cover and bulb first. To do this, press in and lift both sides. Push in and turn bulb counterclockwise to remove. (you need to do this because the next step involves turning the unit over). This takes you to
Step 2. Unscrew the cover screws ( on either side of bulb).
Step 3. Turn unit over. To remove cover, insert screwdriver at cover tabs on both sides and twist to release tabs.
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