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I have a Kenmore vaccum cleaner model 116 (36312691), serial number DG2844863 for last 3-4 years. It runs great but lately I have a problem with the ON/OFF switch. I was wondering if you can tell me where can I find the replacement switch?

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Switch number is 4369051 . You can go to sears.com, click on the parts link, put in the part number and you can order it thru them. Or put in you model number, click on dust compartment and a parts list and a picutre diagram will come up. You can order there also.

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