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The kenmore premalite upright seems to always break the ring around the middle of the suction tube-rendering the thing useless--sears wont sell the ring, only whole tube-tax and shipping is about 50.00---chat rooms everywhere complain about this prob.--what can I do to fix this with stuff I would find in my shop???

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Take the broken part to a Panasonic servicer, alot of Sears Vacuums are made by Panasonic and they may have the part you need. Supply me with the model number and the sears part number, I would like to see what part you are talking about.,

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