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Kenmore 116 bagged canister vacuum

The overload reset button is not reseting the power to the powered vacuum head.

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  • tjm823 Sep 24, 2008

    My 4 year old pushed this button and now the vacuum is not working when I plug it in.

  • jsala205 Jan 08, 2009

    So then what? Does the motor need to be replaced? or replace the fuse? I've already replaced the male lead wire as it was frayed. I got the power head to work briefly then the rollerbrush started smoking--a string was bound up in the roller. I removed the burnt string but the motor doesn't work now.

  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2009

    i have the same problem but i also can not get the power head to even look at it i follow the instructions to remove but will not in able to look at what may be wrong what could be avoiding it to open ??

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Something is jamming the brush roller, or the bearings are seised

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