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MommyMagicRocks
Feb 11 , 2008
terrific for maintaining our household
The first thing we noticed about the Kenmore Progressive canister is that it's so quiet one can actually carry on a conversation while sweeping. It can even be used while the kids are napping in other parts of our home.This vacuum cleaner does a great job of cleaning; it has very good suction power. Our house has hardwoods throughout, with just a few area rugs. The vacuum level adjusts very easily & cleans both surfaces effectively, even both low pile & shag rugs. We have cats, and thus litter to sweep up- it accomplishes the task quite well & kicks nothing back out. It does an excellent job on cat hair as well. The long cord means I don't have to constantly stop to unplug & plug it in elsewhere. Furthermore, it has proven easy for us to use on stairs.The only trouble I've encountered is difficulty disconnecting the hose/handle from the wand. It takes quite a bit of thumb pressure to press the button sufficiently, but I'm getting the hang of dealing with that minor issue. Overall, we are very pleased with the vacuum. We recommend it highly & would not hesitate to buy it again.
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Kirt67
Aug 23 , 2012
NOT new and improved!

Not happy with this vacuum...I have purchased 5 Kennmore Progressive canister vacs in the last 15 years. They were the BEST vacuum anyone could own. The older model, couldnt be "killed. The first one I purchased is still working! it is 15 years old...my son stole it from me about 7 years ago...I bought another and two years later my other son took that one...still working...this has happened 3 times. I purchased this one with great apprehension due to the obvious changes they made.  The wand is shorter, the wand is also wider, and the (couplings??) where the attachments go on are so big that they dont fit anywhere the old one did. (under dressers, behind furniture) The "easy release" foot thing  is so big that it catches on the bottom of the bed and disconnects the power-mate. It wont get into corners  the handle is not comfortable to hold...I could go on endlessly! I dont think the person who designed this vacuum ever used one. It LOOKS all pretty and "steamlined," but it is not functional. Perhaps if someone never experienced the previous model they will like it , but this vacuum was not made better. Lots of plastic...including the button that releases the attachments....(used to be metal) that little clip broke today...Ive had the unit for 3 months....will not be purchasing another!  Sears, you should have stuck with the Tried and True!

 

mkw826

Grove City, OH

Apr 10 , 2015
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canister

I have back & shoulder problems & had to get a canister vacuum that wasn't so hard to use.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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blakesmare

Lake Placid, FL

Mar 30 , 2015
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Deep cleaning a neglected carpet.

The house was not lived in for three years. The wall-to-wall mauve carpet was a mess from pet stains and other spills. It's over 25 years old and we had little hope of restoring it, but with a good spray-on cleaner and our new powerful vacuum we were successful enough to be able to clean the carpet well enough to be able to continue to use it. It was a huge savings for the cost of a new vacuum.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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rxgeri

Bronx, NY

Mar 23 , 2015
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Happy with the new Kenmore vacuum cleaner that was delivered earlier .

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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jclw12

Mount Sinai, NY

Mar 18 , 2015
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Great Value

very pleased--does a good job--very easy to operate--good tools and method of using them

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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tpvp

Southbury, CT

Mar 16 , 2015
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Circuit Breaker Tripper Vac

The vacuum performed well enough when it was running, but it kept tripping the arc-fault circuit breakers required in newer homes. Exchanged the first one to see if it was a one-off anomaly, but even the second one did the same thing. Sometimes the breaker would trip immediately, sometimes it would take a few minutes. This never happened with our older vacuums - either uprights or the older version of this Kenmore canister. Brought it back for a refund. At least the return was easy with no argument at the store.


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Mar 11 , 2015
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Great Vacuum

I have always like Kenmore products. Bought this vacuum because of the rating it received from Consumer Reports. Works well especially on stairs.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Thecherrys

Saint George, UT

Mar 10 , 2015
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Plastic and cheap

If any of the sections fail between beater bar & hose your sweeper is done! the metal tubing no longer connects to each section, a hunk of plastic holds it together? You will love the fact that the sweepers little front wheel is locked and there for if you turn it goes straight?? I am looking at replacing ir with our old sweepers it swiveled. Did you ever take off beater bar and use the wand to get in a corner? Well forget that it has a big piece of fat plastic on the end? As most of sears sweeper suction is great so there you go it "sucks"


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RJWyeth

Chadwick, IL

Mar 9 , 2015
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Great Value

This vacuum has been an incredible improvement from the much cheaper vacuum I had before. But, it does have room for improvement. Despite the rounded front of the canister, it does get caught in doorways and the edge of furniture all of the time. Another downfall is the cheapness of the materials used; I don't expect it to last a lifetime. If you really want a quality vacuum; I would recommend spending a bit more on Filter Queen.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Mar 4 , 2015
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Good value

Have owned similar model for a couple years now, never any problems. Bought this model for my daughter, hers kicked the bucket, and no, it was not a Kenmore. Nice machines for the money.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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OlyO

Fremont, NE

Mar 3 , 2015
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Sears Progressive Canister is the way to go for versatility.

Love this vacuum, from hardwood floors to carpet and tile it does an excellent job of cleaning. It's also amazing on stairways. No more dragging a heavy vacuum up and down and around the house. We couldn't be more pleased with this product.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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bucky2000

Mont Vernon, NH

Feb 26 , 2015
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Cheap

Do not like at all. Tube is breaking and cannot find replacement part for it. Cheap plastic.


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joann6002

Pennellville, NY

Feb 26 , 2015
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Vacuum

This vacuum was everything I was hoping for. It is light weight, great suction, many attachments, fits under all my furniture. I love it!


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Feb 25 , 2015
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Couldn't Wait For It To Die !

I Own A Housekeeping Service And I Have Purchased Many Kenmore Canisters Over The Years And This Canister Vacuum Is Got To Be The Worse One Yet. The Bulky Connection Where The Powermate Attaches Makes It Hard To Get Under Low Furniture, The Vacuum Kept Spitting Out The Hepa Filter Even When Replaced, I've Had The Powermate Fall Off When Carried Down Stairs Damaging Two Customers Stairs And Wood Floors. I Will Be Giving This Vacuum A Dumpster Funeral Today As I Have Purchased A New Kenmore Canister That I Have Used Before And Was Pleased With.


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jnetfrommaryland

Bel Air, MD

Feb 23 , 2015
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Not as good as progressive 360

I just bought the updated progressive vacuum to replace my old progressive 360 (loved it) but I'm feeling a little regretful. The wand is considerably heavier and does not extend like my old one. Not getting any younger or taller here so not sure that it was a good replacement.


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_CB

Enterprise, AL

Feb 2 , 2015
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Worst Vacuum I ever purchased from Sears in 42 years

The bag is too small. Vacuum the house 3 times and the bag has to be replaced and they are costly....next time, we will buy a bag-less vacuum. The hose clogs with dog hair and the angle between the hose and the bag gets jammed up. It has low vacuum suction unless you replace the bag, the HEPA filter, clean the hose and the carpet power head out. The replacement HEPA filter cost $20.00. The cord will not retract unless it is pulled straight and laid behind the vacuum. The canister opens when you pull on the hose to move the vacuum. The brush attachment requires 2 hands to remove and is ineffective in cleaning, because the brushes are too short and has a shield around it. The wheels will not roll over the vacuums' own cord. You have to lift the vacuum over it. It will not steer straight by pulling on the hose.The forward caster wheel is too small. The hose adapter end is ineffective, cleaning in corners because it is too fat, not like the old metal tubes. My rating of this vacuum is the worst in 42 years of owning Kenmore vacuums. I would recommend customers run from it!


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E.M.C.

Burlington, MA

Jan 29 , 2015
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Poor quality

Bought this when my 15y/o Electrolux broke right before Thanksgiving. I am sorely disappointed. The floor piece swivels too much. It is noisy. It doesn't fit between furniture legs. It is terrible on floors and fair on low pile carpets. It barely picks up puppy kibble. Spent over $200 for it, not the cheap one. I am plan on repairing my awesome Electrolux!!


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Jan 26 , 2015
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Fantastic value

This is the vacuum cleaner of my dreams. It has great suction and great accessories. It is light enough for my wife to use, and cleans in all the nooks and crannies. Great for pet hair, dust bunnies, etc.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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brenda2015

Bridgeport, CT

Jan 19 , 2015
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I don't recommend

this vacumm is horrible to work. Is have and the way to put way the attachments is ridiculous and don't it well


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bizyb928

Cutchogue, NY

Jan 18 , 2015
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Keep looking..

I replaced my 8 year old Kenmore canister with this one last year because the motor died. I hate the whole design of the wand and attachments on this one. The wand is too short, there is so much excessive plastic at the top of the wand and carpet attachment that it doesn't fit under lower profile furniture. Makes it clunky and heavier than it needs to be. The bare floor attachment is much smaller (as is the crevice tool) and pivots for what reason?? The only reason I'm giving this any stars is because the suction is fine but this design needs a do over. Also, don't expect to be able to use any of your older Kenmore attachments with this vacuum. I kept mine but found none of them would fit because it's designed so you can only use what comes with it.


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ddski

Ontario, NY

Jan 18 , 2015
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Vacuum

Works good

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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SS3818

Phoenix, AZ

Jan 15 , 2015
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Perfect Canister Vacuum

Light weight, easy to handle and powerful, it does the job

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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miacp

Orangeburg, NY

Jan 15 , 2015
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Wand/handle way too short and bulky!

I have a kenmore canister vacuum that I purchased about 9 years ago which I have been thrilled with. I recently purchased this model as an extra vacuum to keep on the second floor of my home. I have been a bit disappointed. There have been a number of changes made which are not necessarily for the better. The wand is made up of multiple bulky pieces and is way too short! I am only 5'4'' and i find I have to stoop over when vacuuming, leaving me with a bit of a backache! previous model had an easily adjustable wand which is great for various cleaning options. The handle is also a bit bulky and not the most ergonomic. On the plus side, the motor seems to be more powerful. All in all, I prefer my previous model!


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dew69

Gettysburg, PA

Jan 13 , 2015
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Wonderful Vac

This vacuum works better that most uprights I have used. Maneuvers very easily. Love the cord rewind. suctions is great. I have not had long but enjoy using this far. Will not go back to an upright.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Sherrie777

Littleton, CO

Jan 13 , 2015
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Easy to use vacuum.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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geomel6

Denver, CO

Jan 8 , 2015
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Easy to handle AND great performance!

We inherited an old Kenmore canister vac, and grew to love the ease of moving it from room to room, up and down stairs, due to the weight being split between canister and vac head. When it finally died, we decided to replace it with this new one.


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