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Kenmore Progressive 25614/25615 - VERY loud buzzing noise

My vacuum (which I LOVE) has suddenly started making a VERY loud buzzing noise when brush is engaged (works as usual - nearly silently - when I'm using it on the "bare floor" setting). I've taken the thing apart twice, removed any stray strings and other potential noise-making things that I've sucked up in the vacuum, yet the problem persists.

This vacuum was an open-box special at sears (display model) and worked great for a year before it started making this hellacious racket. I've checked the belt - that doesn't seem to be the problem. Unfortunately, I do not have an owner's manual - tried TWICE to order one from Sears, but twice they charged me $13.99 plus shipping to send me the manual for the little motorized hand attachment. Apparently this manual is in three parts (based on my internet research), and they can't manage to send me the part that I need. Wah.

Any help would be VERY appreciated. My vacuum still works OK, but sounds like a buzzsaw!!

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  • mbhubbell Sep 14, 2008

    I too had a quiet vacuum but now have the same loud buzzing noise when vacuuming carpets. I have replaced the belt, just to see if it would help, but noise continues.

  • Anonymous Nov 29, 2008

    My brush and hose are clean and I have a new belt but the loud buzz saw sound continues. Any other suggestions?

  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2009

    I have the same problem... I took the beater head out and noticed that there was hair and fibers stuck behind the bearings (you will see them when you taket the plastic end caps off). Cleaning them out helped, but I'm thinking that the bearings are on there way out.

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Sounds like you have something caught in the brush path.

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