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What are the differences between kenmore cann.116? D35111597 D04917736 I think the vacuum repair shop pulled the old switcheroo.

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  • danadhem Sep 04, 2010

    manufacture dates, differences between serial # models, orig. list prices, any other pert info.

  • danadhem Sep 04, 2010

    difference between ser # models, orig list, any other pert information

  • danadhem Sep 06, 2010

    The two serial numbers starting with the letter D are serial numbers. The first ser, # is what mine is and the second is off the one that was returned to us. I would like to know the difference between the two
    according to the ser, #...eg--year built, list price, features, etc.

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Don't understand the what u are asking, what two models? tthat is not clear, why do u think they would switch the vacuum, what would be the reason?

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Hi, if i understand your question, you want to know more about Kenmore cann. 116.

Actually, Kenmore is a Sears branded appliances manufacture by many different companies which are over 50 in numbers

.Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. held prefix number 116 but when it became Panasonic Corporation, the 116 was retired and Panasonic now has prefix number 568. Matsushita also made parts and components for Maganavox, RCA, Zenith and a few more now obsolete or sold companies.

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I believe that this is probably a Kenmore Canister vacuum cleaner, but I can't be positive. The model number 116 is just the first part, and all Sears vacuum cleaners start with model 116. There is a . after the 116 that will identify the vacuum. If you'd like me to be more model specific, or if this is an upright vacuum, please just request a clarification and I can take pictures even for you.

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I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. Kenmore 22313 Bagged Canister Vacuum. The best way to find a clog in an electric hose is to use a steel ball or a large marble to place inside the hose and to let it so threw as far as it can to determine where the hose clog is. Once you have determined where the hose clog is then you can use a small end of a broom handle of take an old wire coat hanger and place a hook on the end and try to pull the clog out of the electric hose – the electric hose is very expensive so try not to damage the hose in any way, shape or form. Or another way is that id you have another canister vacuum you can try to pull the clog apart by using two vacuums turned on and running. If you are successful then run the round marble or steel ball thru the hose again and the clog should be cleared.

http://www.sears.com/ Customer Service 1-800-4-MY-HOME 1-800-469-4663
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