Question about Kenmore 31912 Progressive Direct Drive Bagged Upright Vacuum
My kenmore progressive with direct drive vacuum cleaner makes a high pitched whine when it is on. It still has suction, but not as good as originally. This machine is about 8 years old. It is the purple machine. It doesn't appear to be clogged.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Theres a little bendable neck that hose with suction plugs into. Thats the one thats clogged. You will have to fish it out by taking off the roller and clearing the clog.
Posted on Sep 22, 2009
hello... you might want to try checking the elbow or neck of the power nozzle for blockage. Remove the wand from the head and look through it. Also look through the wands . If there is no blockage, maybe there is a problem with you nozzle. Reattach all the parts and turn on the machine, turn on the power nozzle. Can you hear the other motor start? If so, check to see if the belt is turning. If it is not, and you definitely hear the secondary motor, then you need a belt. If it doesn't make any sound then, with the machine still running, press the button on the upper part of the power nozzle, this should reset your motor. I hope these tips helped ya, let me know, by giving feedback when asked. thank you, Rene (The Vacuum Doctor)
Posted on Nov 10, 2009
Make sure that something didn't fall into the fan assembly in the base when the canister was removed. The motor should have an overload reset switch. Try moving the motor manually (power plug out) to make sure that it isn't bound up.
Posted on Dec 24, 2009
Try taking the bottom off and this will reveal if you have something clogging up the flexible tube. Just did this last night there was a ton of junk clogging the tube and I cleaned it all out and put it back together now it works fine. Seems like with the design of the vacuum this will always be a problem.
Posted on Dec 30, 2009
hi, what this points towards is a blockage either in the pipe or where the filters are, if you dont unblock it then it will over heat and blow the motor.
This is a very common fault for this make of vac and they dont tend to last long anyway.
Your best option would be to remove the part you empty and take out any filters you can get access to give the filters a good clean by banging them on a wall to remove any build up of dust and hair.
The have a look at the pipe try and take the pipe off the usual place for blockage is where the pipe goes into the vac so check here for blockage its usually just a build up of stuff you have vac up that has caused a blockage.
as you have no suction from the hose you would then have no suction at the floor part so dont try using it like it is . you need to remove the hose its either screwed in or held in by two plastic clips that you can push with a screwdriver once you have undone this you should be able to see the blockage.
Let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok
Posted on Jan 18, 2010
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