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Vacuum base removal-kenmore whispertone 300

I am trying to remove and replace the base on my vacuum.There are four screws. I have removed two of them. The oter two are under the retractable cord button.I need to know how to get at those.thank-you

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Most of these you have to take off the cover on the back end where the cover retrack button is. Usually it has a catch, 2 on each side, use a screw driver, pry up near each corner to release it, then you can get to the cover over the moter and cord reel. Remove the 2 screw and put up and out.

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The front two screws are located under the front cover hinges. These screws can be accessed by opening the front cover as you would if you were changing the bag then continue to rotating the front cover and it will come off. The two rear screws are located under the cord rewind foot pedal. There are four plastic tabs holding the four pedal hinges in place. These tabs can just barly be seen by prying the pedal backward away from the rear cover. All four tabs must be pressed forward (I did it one at a time) then rotate the pedal up and forward until the hinges pop out of their sockets. It's tricky and frustrating but it can be done.

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I have a Kenmore 116.26512690, and I can't see a way to remove the cord release, so that I can get to the two screws beneath it, so I can get to the cord reel.

Posted on Jun 02, 2008

On some kenmore canister vacs ( like mine ) the cover releases by pressing on the hinge flaps to release them and lifting up.

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Help! i have a whispertone 300 model 116 28612790. the retractable cord is jammed & i could only get the front part of the canister open that houses the motor, etc. there are only 2 screws to open it...


even if you get it apart chances are it needs a new spring but it requires a special tool to get the rubber molding off that separates the top from bottom and sears repair guys and vacuum shops have them. I would take it to a used vac store and get them to fix it before you try yo remove the rubber seal as it will not go back on well and that will cause the machine to not get aproper seal and lose airflow.

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KENMORE 23313 WHISPERTONE BROKEN BELT


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Here's a link to a repair that I've already posted on Fixya on how to replace the belt on your Kenmore Whispertone. This should help you out greatly. If it doesn't and you still have questions, please feel free to use the Clarification Request form here on Fixya.com, and ask further questions. I'd be happy to do some further advanced diagnosing with you.

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http://www.fixya.com/support/t4499227-need_replace_belt_in_kenmore_vacuum

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Sears Kenmore Whispertone Vacuum Problem:


If you push inwards on each side of the light cover on top you can remove it. With the light cover removed remove the (2) access screws. Now you will be able lift of the entire top cover from the base. You will then see the belt and roller brush, remove the old belt and replace with a new one. You can get the replacement belt you need here:

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Kenmore whispertone 100 model 116. powerhead no


  • The motor / cord compartment cover must be removed to access the cord reel. There are four screws that hold the cover to the chassis. Two of the screws are found under the cord-retractor-foot-pedal on the top back of the canister. To access these screws the pedal must be removed. To do this, press the pedal down and look (from the top) for the four plastic clips that attach/hold the pedal hinges to the cover. There are two at the end corners and two in the middle. Using a long, thin flat-head screw driver (or similar instrument) press each clip to unhook/popout the hinges. Note: the foot pedal spring will also come out when the pedal is removed.

    The other two screws are found under the curved hinges of the vaccum bag compartment cover. To access these, lift the cover as if accessing the vacuum bag. Keep pulling the cover back until the hinges release from the motor cover. Don't worry, it is disigned to do this and will not break but it may require a little force. A long phillip-head screw driver will be needed to access and remove each screw

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How do I open my Kenmore Whispertone 12.0 to get to the cord reel


The motor / cord compartment cover must be removed to access the cord reel. There are four screws that hold the cover to the chassis. Two of the screws are found under the cord-retractor-foot-pedal on the top back of the canister. To access these screws the pedal must be removed. To do this, press the pedal down and look (from the top) for the four plastic clips that attach/hold the pedal hinges to the cover. There are two at the end corners and two in the middle. Using a long, thin flat-head screw driver (or similar instrument) press each clip to unhook/popout the hinges. Note: the foot pedal spring will also come out when the pedal is removed.

The other two screws are found under the curved hinges of the vaccum bag compartment cover. To access these, lift the cover as if accessing the vacuum bag. Keep pulling the cover back until the hinges release from the motor cover. Don't worry, it is disigned to do this and will not break but it may require a little force. A long phillip-head screw driver will be needed to access and remove each screw. Good luck. - Gary

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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.
Step. 4 Turn unit right side up. Press handle release pedal and lower the swivel. Tilt cover forward from back until front snaps free.
Step 5. Carefully insert and twist screwdriver at each brush support to free brush from base.
Step 6. Remove worn belt.
Step 7. Slide brush supports off to check and clean brush support areas.

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Install new belt over motor drive, then over brush sprocket.
Snap brush supports into place on base. Be sure brush supports are not upside down.
Line up front of cover and base. Rest cover on front edge of base. Tilt cover to back. Press cover firmly until side tabs snap into place. Replace cover screws, light bulb and light cover.

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I have a Kenmore Wispertone 300 cannister and I am trying to access the motor. There are four screws shown in the parts diagram. I need to remove the plastic on/off pedal to acess two screws. How do I...


I just encountered the same problem on a Whispertone 116 last evening. If it is the construction same as mine, there are four flexible plastic retainers molded into the top cover in the gap between the pedal and the motor cover. These are on the hinged side of the pedal. All four retainers must be bent in toward the interior of the vacuum simultaneously to release the pedal. A screwdriver does not work very well for this. What worked for me were four metal bars about 3/8" wide X 1/8" thick X 1-1/2" long. The pieces I used were actually the snap-off ends of some hanging file rails I found in my basement. Insert the four bars at the four retainers. They should fit snugly as they must push the retainers past the hinged portion of the pedal. To remove the pedal, rotate the pedal up in the same direction as the spring is pushing and it should come free from the motor compartment cover at which point you can access the other two screws. I suspect Sears has a special tool with four tabs to perform this trick in the repair center. Good luck!

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Change the belt in my kenmore power-mate 120 amps...how to open it to get to where the belt is???


HELLO, JUST REPLACED THE BELT ON OUR'S. FIRST TAKE LITE LENSE OFF THERE WILL BE 2 SCREWS, REMOVE. THEN FLIP OVER POWER MITEON EACH SIDE PRY WITH 2 SCREW DRIVERS WHERE THE ARROWS ARE TO SEPERATE & THERE IT IS THE BELT. MIKE

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The cover over the light, push in on the sides to release the tabs, then remove 2 screws. Using a screw driver, put it in the slot, one on each side, from the bottom, pry up to release the tabs, cover will come off and you can get to the belt and brush roll.

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