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Kenmore Powermate Canister Vacuum Cleaner

My Kenmore Caniste is making nises that seem to be coming from the motor. It may be a brokern belt. I can't seem to take the cover off to view the inside.

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  • Classicone Feb 11, 2008

    I finally took the cover off, but, did not see a belt. It is a Kenmore Canister Model. I tried plugging it back in afterwards, and it would only run for a couple of seconds, then stopped working. Could thid be a dead motor>?

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Depending on which model, there is a couple of scres on the bottom, then on each side and back are release catchs that you pry up to release the top, then you can get to the belt. The other model you take off the light cover, it just snaps in place, then you can take out 2 screws from the top, on each side there is a slot, put a screwdriver up into the slot and pry out to release the tabs, then the cover comes off and you can get to the belt.

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    Lauren Junge Feb 11, 2008

    Do you see the motor shaft, it should have a geared pulley on it. If you don't see a belt, then it may have broke. Can you turn the shaft by hand, if not then replace the motor. Go to Sears.com, put in your model # of the power head, a parts list will come up and you can order parts thru Sears. If you can turn it ok, then check the brush roll also.

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I have a kenmore canister....had this horrible rubber smell so i attempted to change the belt. Now I can't get the roller brush to rotate at all. I can't even turn it by hand.

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