Question about Kenmore 31913 Progressive Direct Drive Bagged Upright Vacuum
I have a kenmore bagless progressive vacuum with direct drive. I smell a light burning smell and it is not sucking that great. Do you know what this may be?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: kenmore Progressive 25614 vacuum
check the reset button on the brush assembly which is also called the power mate. if not then take it to your local sears repair center. if it is the pc board. sears has them in stock. I think it is about $7 for the part.
Posted on Feb 05, 2008
SOURCE: Kenmore vacuum manuals
I tried what reddevil6 suggested and was not able to get Sears to produce a manual. I would prefer an online manual but at this point I'm desperate enough to try anything.
Posted on Oct 05, 2008
You can check for the manual at:
I would suggest checking the hoses for clogs. Especially the hose right after the carpet brushes. Don't forget to clean off your brush. Hope this helps.
Posted on Jan 14, 2009
It's plugged up. Maybe pet hair? Take the hose off and run something through it, clean all the filters, clear all airways if necessary
Posted on Sep 07, 2009
These vacs use Ametek motors which are practically designed to fail. Frequent complaints are a burning smell and louder than usual noise in the canister. The problem is the poor quality
bearings Ametek uses in the motors in the units. They have low-end ball bearings with a nylon "crown" that breaks up and gums up the bearing. Further the fan end of the motor is a bear to get to because of poor (intentionally?) design. With great difficulty I WAS able to remove the fan and housing and inspect the bearing. Since finding a replacement is too much trouble or impossible, I cleaned up the ball bearings and switched the bearings on the two ends moving the remaining good one from the brush end to the fan end where I assume the load is. I packed the damaged one with grease.
Now the motor runs smoothly. I doubt however this jury rig will last very long. It is very irritating to toss a $120 motor because of a failed bearing. Kenmore and Ametek should be embarassed but I'm sure they are NOT!
Posted on Nov 07, 2009
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