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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!!!!

 

doraemi

Monrovia, CA

May 22 , 2015
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I have been buying Sears Canister Vacuums for 35 years.

They have always had the best suction of any other brands I have tried. I love the maneuverability of the canister as well. Fortunately, my housekeeper has stayed with me for 30 of those years, and she is completely converted to my Sears Canister. She insists on this vacuum for her own use as well when working for other clients. I have tried all models and I am equally happy with the least expensive one as the most expensive. They're great!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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searsfaithful

Big Falls, MN

May 5 , 2015
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Bags break, poor bag compartment design!

I have always had good luck with my Kenmore canister vacuums but not this model. I purchased two orange models ( one for downstairs & upstairs). The bags don't fit in the compartment right. They get pushed down on the corner of the cardboard seal. They tear and the dust gets all over. I did take it in for cleaning and I made complaints but I was told I needed to learn how to put the bags in. The bag they put in also broke. This has NEVER happened to me with my older models AND I don't have any problems with my new white model 116.


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Klc2015

Lacey, WA

May 1 , 2015
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Minor repair part costs over $60

The end cap on the agitator assembly broke. It's a plastic disc about 1.5 inches in diameter. Can I purchase an end cap? No! I must replace the entire agitator assembly at a cost of $62.00. That's a third of what I paid for the entire vacuum cleaner. Not going to do it. I will get rid of it and buy some other brand. I'm no longer a fan of Kenmore or Sears. Their quality has really declined. I've only had this vacuum cleaner for 18 months.


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MDHunhappy

Clarendon Hills, IL

Apr 30 , 2015
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Worthless in less than three months

After using this vacuum five times it no longer works.


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GSCH

Newton Highlands, MA

Apr 13 , 2015
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5 years experience

I've been wanting to write this review for 5 years but never found the time. I basically had a high end Kenmore canister vacuum and when a part broke, I bought this lower end version. You get what you pay for...in all the small annoying ways it's cheaper. The suction is weaker, the parts fit either loosely or too tightly. The compartment is hard to open. The retractable cord mechanism is slow and unmotivated. And after five years the mechanism to keep the pole standing broke. I would have paid more for all these minor issues to perform at a higher level.


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HGriswold

Forestdale, MA

Apr 2 , 2015
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Works Great!!

I like the easy way of changing out power head. Definitely recomend the Q style bags, this vacuum causes the paper C style bags to rip. Worth the money so far.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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ronzco

Palm Harbor, FL

Mar 16 , 2015
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Canister vacuum cleaner

Coming from a person that cleans houses and office buildings,I purchased this particular vacuum for personal use at home. It,in very few words, the vacuum is light weight,quiet, and pocesses a very powerful suction. And without saying a very distinct color.(orange), don't let the color scare you.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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elainebarber

Wilmington, NC

Mar 2 , 2015
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Kenmore canister vacuum

the best vacuum for the price out there

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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donnellonm

Cincinnati, OH

Mar 2 , 2015
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Great Buy

Lightweight and great price point. Purchased the floor model in a blue/green color. Works great on carpet and love the compact design.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Feb 12 , 2015
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Great vacuum

The vacuum works great. Lots of cleaning power.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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discoballman

Scotch Plains, NJ

Feb 6 , 2015
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This vacuum really sucks!

This is a very strong vacuum. I feel the adapters are a bit "cheap" and the pet hair brush adapter really has no "slot" to store it. So, that adapter sits on the side in the laundry room. This vacuum works very well aside from these minor flaws. The price seem just a bit overpriced of about 25-35 dollars. If you have a coupon or wait for a sale, Bingo! Happy sucking!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Jan 26 , 2015
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Junk! Bags constantly break

Don't waste your money on this vacuum! The bags constantly break,sending dust threw out my freshly cleaned house! Sears know about this problem and refuses to do anything about it. The bags are way to big for the vacuum. They made the bag compartment smaller and didn't make a new bag to fit. Not only that but it keeps tipping over. I've had about 10 of the Kenmore canister vacs {over 20 years} and this is the absolute WORST!!!


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Pammykatford

Fairfax, CA

Jan 18 , 2015
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Canister Vacuum

Light weight and Flexible. Has all the tools we need to clean carpets, floors, stairs, furniture and blinds. Hepa filter keeps us from inhaling dust that is associated with other vacuums.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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buyer413

Warrenton, OR

Jan 13 , 2015
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good buy

we really like it - does a good job and it is a good value.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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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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oliver462003

Hackensack, MN

Dec 12 , 2014
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cheap plastic

I like kenmores but the plastic on this one is cheap> I do a lot of vacuuming and the wheels on the powerhead wore threw the holders and the wheels fell off. If you have a lot of carpet and do a lot of vacuuming I would up grade. Does have good power suction

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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