Kenmore Vacuums - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support
My Kenmore Elite Upright Vacuum stopped working.
It might sound very easy , but lack of power is usually the cause of a vacuum cleaner that is not working . Check that the vacuum cleaner is plugged into a working power outlet and that fuses and breakers don't need resetting. An activated thermal cut-out due to a blockage is the next most likely cause of the problem.
Tripped Circuit Breaker/ Blown Fuse
Check service panel for tripped breakers/blown fuses. If breaker is tripped, reset it. If fuse is blown, replace it. If vacuum cleaner is plugged in, make sure that the power button is in the off position before having to reset the breaker/changing fuse.
on Sep 06, 2020
Power Head keeps cutting in and out while
My kenmore progressive vacuum had the same problem. The electrical terminal at the bottom of the wand was corroded. I used a flat head screw driver to scrape the female portion of the connector as best as I could. I then took off the plastic cover on the vacuum head that had the male portion of the connection. I used sand paper to clean the two connection prongs. I also spread them apart slightly for better connection (more interference) when the connection is made. I reassembled, and our vacuum is working fine now. I hope that helps.
on Jun 25, 2020
My wand release button is stuck on my Kenmore Progressive vacuum cleaner so it will not release the wands.
I just tried this trick from an Amazon review answer and it worked! I just turned the handle upset down, pressed the wand release button while the handle was in that position, and voila! The attachment came right out. Here's the Amazon quote I found via Google:
"Unplug the vacuum and remove the wand. If you cannot get your wand to release, try turning the handle over, and using gravity to allow the wand release switch to fall while you depress the wand release button and jiggle the wand in and out."
on Apr 26, 2020
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