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I have a kenmore vacuum, Series 116-23613300. four years old. It is emitting a high pitch squeel. I have checked and the hose is not clogged, I have put in a new bag and I have washed the foam filter. Any suggestions?

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If the squeal is coming from the canister portion of the machine, then you most likely have a fairly serious motor/fan problem. There are no moving parts on that machine other than the fan/motor assembly in the canister.

A local service center could confirm that. You can try to get a free quote if they offer such a service. Many may charge a fee even for diagnostic work.

If the noise is coming from the power-head, then there are multiple possibilities ranging from bad brushroller bearings to failing power-head motor.

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I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure.
It sounds like you have a clogged hose or a full bag, or dirty filter. The best way to check your electric hose id to run a marble or steel ball thru the hose and if it goes thru all the way then check the bag and filter, most times it is the vacuum hose. If it id the hose you can try to pull apart the clog from both ends using another central or canister vacuum. If not and the ball stops mid way thru the hose then you can use a broom handle with a round hook on the end so that it does not puncture the hose is any place and the round hook can loosen or break up your clog and then your suction will return, if you poke a hole in the vacuum hose there are repair kits that go on the outside of the hose that will slide over the hose and then you use a heat gun and shrink the hose repair kit down to size therefore plugging the leak. (Hose repair kit). So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions.
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