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Need new power brush

I need a whole new power brush - not just the roller - for my Kenmore Whispertone 116. Maybe it's also called "Progressive". I can't find this part anywhere so far. Help!

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Re: Need new power brush

Hi let me try to find that part for you. I assume color will not be an issue. will get back to you as soon as I can

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Re: Need new power brush

Get the number off the power head, it should be on the bottom, then go to, click on the parts link, put in the complete model number, a parts list will come up and you can order your part.

Posted on Jan 29, 2008

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