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Kenmore Whispertone model 116, 29512991

I have a vaccum purchased around 1998 - the vacuum has stopped working - I have checked the continuity of the house (so I know the on/off switch works) - looking for recommended troubleshooting steps - also, how do I get into the vacuum to check the motor? Pull the retractor lever (I think there are screws under there)? could the motor have worn brushes?

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  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2008

    suction power turns off

  • Anonymous Jun 20, 2008

    I turned on the vac only to discover I had absolutely no pull whatsoever. It had worked fine, then nothing.

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Unfortunatly what happens is the dirt that gets sucked up goes over the moter and ruins the motor. the fact that it lasted this long is suprising. the motor should be right behind the bag the only one that ive seen that isnt there is a kirby! I hope this helped you!

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