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MommyMichigan
Jun 30 , 2009
great unless you have allergies.
I love the following features: (1) lightweight - I couldn't believe I was pushing a vacuum; (2) great suction. My daughters and I did a test comparison between this and a different brand upright model. We crushed 2 piles of fishy crackers (10 in each pile) and ground them in to the carpet. The kenmore did just as well as my other upright vacuume, but was quieter and lighter. (3) easy to move around; (4)love the retractable cord feature (so do the kids). Disadvantages: The only disadvantage is that there is a strong exhaust of air that comes out of the canister and shoots up into the air. For my asthmatic, allergy endowed family, this resulted in sneezes and headaches. I'm going to get a filter cloth from one of the allergy companies to lay over the exhaust holes, and hope this fixes the problem. If it does not, I'll have to get a different vacuume.
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jaynnie5
Aug 2 , 2012
Motor went out and Warranty is Useless

I bought this vacuum about 3 months ago.  Using it the other night the motor started slowing and died.  I took it to the repair center and they said it wasn't covered under warranty.  I thought a one year warranty was just that......one year.  Their CSR was very rude and offensive and they gave an excuse the filter was clogged, but the owners manual says it only needs to be replaced every 6 months.  I wasted my money and I don't recommend this or any other Kenmore vacuum to anyone who wants a quality product.  DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS!!!!

 

RAWHUT

Baltimore, MD

Jul 24 , 2014
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Kenmore Canister Vacuum

I love the Kenmore canister vacuum and have used them for forty years. The stair vac attachment is the greatest invention, even cleans pet hair.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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bonny_gonzalez

West Warwick, RI

Jul 23 , 2014
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Light vacuum but get the extra warranty

I really loved my vacuum until a year later I started having issues with the hose that connects to the base. I didn't buy the warranty and now I'm out of luck.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Jul 22 , 2014
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Does the job!

This is my fourth unit. The reason we buy them often is that we use it on a daily basis, sometimes more than once a day. Dogs, allergies, cleaning habits, you name it. The use of machine is pretty simple and straight forward, it picks up dirt and pieces of food, hair, etc very efficiently. My favorites are the tools, they work. My only complaint would be the need for bags, and the fact the bags do not fit perfectly, meaning, it slides off place sucking the dirty out of bag inside machine, within bag compartment. So because of it you need to constantly clean the filter. Its worth it, not high priced as a Dyson, and not as heavy as other brands. If you know how to clean, this vacuum will do its job!!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Petedog

Willingboro, NJ

Jul 22 , 2014
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Orange vacuum

I like this product as I have a dog and it pick up the crumbs he leaves all over and his fur too

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Estick

Epsom, NH

Jul 18 , 2014
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vacuum

Just what I was looking for. Easy to move, not heavy, and gets into little places. I had been looking for awhile for a small compact vacuum, this one is perfect.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Michfly

Omaha, NE

Jul 16 , 2014
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Excellent Replacement!

I had my previous Kenmore canister vacuum for nine years. I absolutely loved it! Due to a son's malfunction in using it, and my husband's well-intentioned attempt to fix it, it unfortunately needed to be replaced. After reading a lot of the reviews for the new Kenmore canisters online, I was very leery. I cannot be more pleased with our choice in replacement. This new model has more power than the last, a brighter light, and the same metallic connectors that were important to me in finding a replacement. I did not want a plastic connector that could possibly break with teenage sons. Without a doubt, the Kenmore canisters continue to be my model of choice.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Jul 15 , 2014
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wtf

replacement bags are expensive and DO NOT FIT THE VACUUM. STUPID!


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nocompute

Wausaukee, WI

Jul 6 , 2014
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It has a bag

It works very well. Like the power controls at the handle. The wand is built of metal and connects and releases quickly. All vacuums should use bags. Good Vac.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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HAPPY-CHICK

Point, TX

Jun 29 , 2014
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KENMORE CANISTER VACUUM CLEANER

WOW! THIS KENMORE CANISTER VACUUM CLEANER IS THE MOST WONDERFULL VACUUM I HAVE HAD IN YEARS. THE POWER OF THIS VACUUM CLEANER IS GREAT. LIGHT WEIGHT TO PICK UP OR PULL AROUND, EASY TO HANDLE. i HAVE HAVE ABOUT 3 VACUUM CLEANERS IN THE LAST 6 YEARS. THIS ONE BEST THEM ALL. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS ONE TO ALL MY FRIENDS, AND FAMILY TOO. GOOD JOB, SEARS.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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ElvisS1996

Manassas, VA

Jun 26 , 2014
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Great

Very good vacuum, have been using for a long time and only one that we use. It does work very well and will continue to use it for a long time.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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NCD4912

Ipswich, MA

Jun 23 , 2014
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1 Stars Were Right

Just purchased this vacuum to replace Electolux Oxygen. That one wasn't great either, but at least the nozzle was small enough to go under my radiators. This won't fit under bureaus either. Changing nozzles every 2 minutes is not a very efficient use of my time. I'll use it for my 2 rugs, and bring out the Swiffer for now. The wand keeps rotating out of the slot when I change directions, hence the handle goes with it and twists in my hand. It's also not long enough. The suction is good if the nozzle is directly over the dirt. It's terrible in corners and edges. Oh, I guess I'm supposed to change the nozzle for that too! I did shop around, and found that most vacuums are made with large nozzles now. I don't see the advantage, unless your cleaning a ballroom. The vacuums with the smaller nozzles don't seem to have power or wheels. The only good thing about this one is the cord is long and rewinds itself. On the whole, I wouldn't recommend this one.


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Jun 18 , 2014
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great vacuum cleaner

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Jun 12 , 2014
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Awesome Vacuum!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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vhjjoojnb

Chicago, IL

Jun 12 , 2014
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Good

Good

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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92LFLP

Seattle, WA

Jun 3 , 2014
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Good Replacement

I bought this canister as a replacement for my Kenmore Progressive Canister vacuum. After about 10 years, it plum wore down. The Kenmore Canister has a smaller profile than my previous vacuum and it comes with the power mate attachment. The vacuum has good suction on carpets, wood and hard floors. The canister stands really well on the stairs. However, it is more difficult to use the main unit on the stairs. One main reason for buying this vacuum is that it had the power mate, an attachment I used mainly for the carpeted stairs. Thi s power mate is smaller than my previous one. So, it takes more effort and longer to clean the stairs. The base canister does not house the power mate as it does with the rest of the attachments - a significant disappointment. Without a "home" for the power mate, makes more of an inconvenience in storing the entire vacuum.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Rochestercole

Rochester, NY

Jun 1 , 2014
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Vacuum with power and grace

Light weight and flexible, very easy to move around. Takes edging and cornering to a whole new level. Picking up after kids and pets no longer an issue.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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P.Chanlder

Salisbury, MD

May 28 , 2014
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Exceptional Choice

Great vacuum. Good price. The variable speeds make a huge difference when it comes to wood and carpet cleaning. The Filter also helps with vacuuming large quantities of dust up. Overall good product. Bag has a decent capacity also.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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rlf43050

Mount Vernon, OH

May 15 , 2014
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Kenmore Canister Vacuum

My wife owned one of these when I met her 17 years ago. After years of use and abuse, we finally had to get a new one. The same kind! This vacuum is still a great performer and probably one of the best products Kenmore has made for the price.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Juele

Salt Lake City, UT

May 13 , 2014
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Love this vacuum

This is the fourth vacuum I've purchased in the last 30 days. It is much better than the Dyson's. It has more features and picks up everything. My housekeeper uses one and has suggested it many times. I finally went with her recommend and wish I hadn't wasted the time on the Dyson's.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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2choo2ch

New Ipswich, NH

May 3 , 2014
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simply awesome

As a house cleaner who vacuums all day I can tell you I have owned a lot of bad vacs...this one is simply the best. Buy the five year plan, if you use it once it will have paid for itself off! Few things actually make me want to write a review and this is one of them.


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Ronlessthanhappy

Pasadena, CA

Apr 27 , 2014
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Nice but disappointed

I went for this vacuum because it offers HEPA filtration and stores all of the extra fittings on board. I bought plenty of extra bags and additional HEPA filters. The air coming out the exhaust vent smelled really quite good. Unfortunately, it has nose-dived and it would seem that the motor has failed. I am currently trying to find the on-line Owners Manual so that I might be certain that I have done everything I can to get it going again. It would definitely not be worth it to take this in for repairs. I am not used to vacuums failing so quickly (3 years) and I am really flummoxed as to what to do now. I don't look forward to spending the amount of time that I spent looking into this one.


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Apr 26 , 2014
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Vacuum

Bag area to small

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Apr 15 , 2014
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Don't listen to the idiot's!

Hands down, this is the best vacuum out there for the money. PERIOD! Sears has designed a great vacuum, and here is why. Ever clean a bagless? Nasty! Even outdoors. Try cleaning stairs or underneath the bed, chairs, tables etc. This orange wonder has a Hepa filter and the replacement bag is 99% allergen free. It goes under the bed, chairs, tables with ease. It has an easy on off switch from carpet to hard floors. Super suction with indicator, floor light, and retractable cord. Easy change filter and nice inside tool carpartment and much more. I paid with a discount coupon, and on sale $154.00. Don't listen to the idiot's who do not change the filters when reguired by the amount and type of cleaning there doing. Keep up the good work Sears. I ventured off and tried others. Never again.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Kolibri42

Sarasota, FL

Apr 11 , 2014
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Best vacuum I have ever owned

lightweight, but powerful. A snap to change accessories and bags.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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hmartzall

Denver, PA

Mar 22 , 2014
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good vacuum...when it works

Bought a Kenmore Progressive Canister Vacuum Cleaner-Red, model #21714 in April 2012. It worked fine until August 2013 when I lost power to the head. I had the wand replaced at a cost of $202 and it worked fine again until March of 2014 when I lost power to the head again. Diagnosis...I need a new wand at a cost of $202. That's $404 in repairs in 7 months for a vacuum that cost me $366 less than 2 years ago. Not having it repaired...I'll buy a new vacuum that does't need repairs every few months, and IT WON'T BE A SEARS PRODUCT!!! My advice, don't buy this vacuum.


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