Question about Kenmore 31912 Progressive Direct Drive Bagged Upright Vacuum
Working great, then one day, a horrible sound started coming out of it. When you turn it on, it sounds fine. It's when you put it to work the sound comes out (the tighter the suction gets, like when you put your hand over the opening of the hose, the louder it gets). made sure the bag was ok, nothing blocking the hose or opening. Figured out the sound is coming from this small air filter type opening on the back right behind the hose when it's wrapped up. Loud vibrating sound. If you put something over that small area, sound goes away. Also, the vacuum is hardly picking anything up, which is very frustrating. Any ideas? Very expensive vacuum, only used probably 8 times in 6 months before problem started.
Had the same problem tonight. Took the entire thing apart only to find there was a much simpler solution. Check the small hose that runs from the brush rollers where the longer hose (on the back) attaches to the side of the vacuum. Easiest way to do this is to lay the handle down and stick something (coat hanger worked good) through it until it comes out of the head. I found a pretty good sized fuzz plug in mine. As soon as I removed it, everything worked great again - and no noise!
Posted on Apr 08, 2009
It does work to clean out where the hose hooks into the vacuum. I took a hanger and went up through the bottom and cleaned it out. I had a nail or something caught and it was backed up a bunch with pet hair, debris. It stopped making that noise right after I got down unblocking it. It did take some patience and some time just to warn you. But it did stop making that terrible sound. Hope this helps.
Posted on Dec 17, 2011
I have a Kenmore upright bagless vacuum. When I start it there is no sound but the light comes on.
Posted on May 06, 2008
How is the suction at the end of the hose. If it is ok, then the problem is by the brush roll. The dirt inlet maybe clogged. If no suction, then either the hose hstill has a clog or a bad filter preventing air flow.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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