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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!!!!

       

      noreast

      Riverside, RI

      Dec 14 , 2014
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      works well

      I bought this vacuum as a replacement for a bagless we use on our second floor bedrooms. It works much better than the bagless and we love the better bar feature. It was on sale and a great value for the price.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Justine1010

      Peabody, MA

      Dec 10 , 2014
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      Bags don't fit

      Strangest thing...bags made flor this model don't fit! I was vacuuming up powdered detergent. After a few minutes I turned around and most of what I vacuumed was EVERYWHERE. The filter was not clogged, not even close. I did what I could, shifted bag and continued. This time, the poor fitting bag sprung a leak, well you can imagine the rest. Cleaning is not the most enjoyable task, but when your major cleaning tool makes everything a. Thick, white mess , what to do??? A maid?


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      b1895

      Leawood, KS

      Nov 26 , 2014
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      Good value

      Cleans well, light, easy to move around. Uses same bags as other Sears vacuums. Has older less bulky handle system. Color is really bright - not a plus or minus in my book.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      nucklehead

      Wake Forest, NC

      Nov 21 , 2014
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      Great Vacuum

      This is the best vacuum for the money ! Hepa filter allergen bag great suction and light weight . Secondary filter can clog if bag pulls away from the hose hole it slides into, but you will notice it making a different sound like a muffled sound.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Nov 12 , 2014
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      Poor Vacuum Cleaner

      I have had two of these same vacuums. The first one was shortening out from the beater bar to the wand where it connects. it was two years old...............the second one I bought on January 23, 2014 - now starting in September it started shorting out also. From the beater bar to the wand where it connects..........it melts the plug in on the wand. I took it back to Sears and they told me they couldn't do anything about it as it was a electrical problem. I ended up buying a different on there the day I took it in. I have a warranty on it - I'm out the $199.99 I paid for it and it only lasted 8 months. What can you do for me as I already bought a different on........This vacuum that I'm having trouble with seems to be a lemon just as the first one. Somehow something is not working right to make the right connection. In fact I bought a new wand for it and it melted the plug in on that one also. Very dangerous thing to have in the house.


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      jwko

      Cecil, AR

      Nov 6 , 2014
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      Really good vacuum for the price!!

      Works as it should for a price that can't be beat! The only issue that we've had is tearing the bags at the cardboard neck when replacing. Be extra gentle and you should be ok. Thanks


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      Rjw49

      Parrish, FL

      Oct 31 , 2014
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      Really like this vacuum

      Great product for the money. Lightweight and powerful

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      ginger79

      Trabuco Canyon, CA

      Oct 27 , 2014
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      New Vac

      Works fine. Lots of power and cleans well.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      lillmama36

      Pittsfield, MA

      Oct 11 , 2014
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      great vacuum

      this is an awesome product that has wonderful tools to get the job done well.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Daniellaaaa

      Manassas, VA

      Oct 3 , 2014
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      Great product!

      Really love it, it's great!

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      jb1985

      Stuart, FL

      Sep 29 , 2014
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      canister vacuum

      love my new vac. So far does a great job. I especially like how it lays flat so you can reach under beds to clean.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      wasteoftimeagain

      Rochester, NY

      Sep 17 , 2014
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      Garbage

      This vacuum is a waste of time and money. Had it for a couple months (bought the 5 year plan with it) and the motor stops working. They fix it by changing out the filters and bag (which the bag and one visible filter wasn't even bad) and charged me for it claiming that it is not under warranty. 2-3 months later did the same thing. I guess if you like to get charged $20 and have no vacuum for 2 weeks at a time just for them to tell you to change some filters and a bag that wasn't even a quarter full than be my guest. Sounds like to me they have no idea what is going on and want to waste more time. My advice is to buy something better and go elsewhere. The warranties are garbage anyways.


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      I10Pro

      Austin, TX

      Sep 12 , 2014
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      Love it!

      Glad I have returned to the canister after years of using an upright. It's quiet, the beater bar profile is low so I can vacuum under furniture, and it does not kick up dust while being used. Another feature that it helpful to me; it is light weight making it easy to move from room to room and easy to lift. What gives it however the 5 stars is the ease at which I can release the extension bar with my foot, to reach crevices and corners.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Sep 8 , 2014
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      nice little vacuum, great power !

      We love this vacuum, has great suction, easy to use. it has a pet attachment, which works great on the furniture for cleaning pet hair. and kids messes lol. easy bag changing. bags for it are easy to find, they have them in all the major stores. I would definitely recommend to my friends and family. love my new vac, thank you Sear's :)

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Chrissy2526

      Stafford, VA

      Sep 2 , 2014
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      Great vacuum horrible color

      This vacuum is a wonderful value. The color is awful. If I had not been on a budget, I would not have purchase this one. But, it gets the job done well.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      samijo1949

      Ellwood City, PA

      Aug 26 , 2014
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      Save your money

      Does not pick up and after a few months it just quits while cleaning. Sorry I bought this


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      Aug 26 , 2014
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      LOVE LOVE LOVE

      I hate to vacuum but this unit makes it almost pleasant! My sister-in-law recommended this vacuum and since she'd rather clean than eat when she's hungry, I figured it MUST be a good one. I have not been disappointed. It's easy to maneuver, has a great power head, plus the attachments make cleaning easy. I also love that it easily detaches from the power head for cleaning corners or other hard to reach places. Cleaned my window valances like a breeze too! Highly recommend for the money! My only complaint is that it is ORANGE...

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      2413jwdh

      Center Barnstead, NH

      Aug 22 , 2014
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      Canister Vacuum Cleaner

      Nice to have a vac that has a powerful power head. The couple of times I have used it seems to do a good job!

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      BeaW

      McMinnville, TN

      Aug 21 , 2014
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      This baby rocks!

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      glacierpl

      Minneapolis, MN

      Aug 18 , 2014
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      vacuum cleaner

      works for what we need

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      suzanner26

      Woodbridge, NJ

      Aug 12 , 2014
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      vacuum

      works great love it

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Aug 12 , 2014
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      Great Vac!

      Just purchased as a replacement to a 15 year old Kenmore Progressive upright. This canister has very good suction, is easy to handle and has the tools onboard. It has been very good on frisee carpet, tile and low pile entryway mats. Picks up sand very well and even good sized bits of cardboard. It's a winner in my book!

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Cycleguy127

      Cockeysville, MD

      Aug 12 , 2014
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      I expected more.

      I'm a bit surprised and quite disappointed by the quality here. When it came time to purchase this vac 3yrs or so ago I read the reviews, and really across the board people had nothing but positive things to say about all the Kenmore Vaccum's. I have only ever owned two other Vac's both of which were the Big "E" name brand, don't know if I'm allowed to say the name here but u get the point, and yes both were far more expensive, but both also lasted over 10 yrs. Mabey that's why I expected more here, but within the first 2 yrs I had lots small things break on the unit. The housing of the carpet head/brush attachment cracked so it continually loses a wheel, the head of the hose where it holds the wiring to power the brush attachment also had the plastic crack, the hose itself failed twice and the little prop that holds the handle upright in relation to the brush attachment really only lasted a matter of months. All of these small problems either didn't stop me from using the unit, or I repaired, and I thought ok it's had a few issues but the motor still continues to function fine and provide plenty of suction. Until recently when it didn't. The motor still runs fine but it doesn't create near the suction it used to. I went through it thinking something was physically blocking the hose or there was a leak at a seal somewhere in the body of the unit or the hose, which I've experienced before, but to no avail. I now believe that the most likely cause of this new symptom is that the motor is prob starting to lose power already and I will in short order b looking for a replacement. I may take it in to a service center for a second opinion, or mabey not since it really has already been more trouble than it's worth. I hope this particular Vaccum's an exception to the rule with kenworth although I doubt I'll gamble on a second one to find out.


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      YoungsVille

      Youngsville, NC

      Aug 7 , 2014
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      Replacement bags stink

      I purchased the replacement bags that they recommend and they are too big for the compartment. I have to use duct tape to close the rip that occurs when you close the door to the bag compartment.


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      jeannie126

      Stoughton, MA

      Aug 1 , 2014
      Overall
      great vacuumn

      I read a lot of reviews before purchasing this vacuumn. my old one was a kenmore cannister that lasted 20 years. I read reviews about all the cannisters and saw a few that said that this vacuum was great except for the bag being too big issue. therefore I went with the panasonic as I read that they make kenmore now. when I got the panasonic it was missing the bumps that attach the hose so I returned it and bought this.i am so glad it was missing the bumps because this one is SO much better. I love how lightweight it is and how it just goes over the rug effortlessly. too soon to tell if the bag will be a issue but so far I love it. it is designed like my old one but better and much lighter for my chronic back injury.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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