Kenmore 23913 Progressive PowerMate Bagged Canister Vacuum\015 I wanted to know how to get to the cord.It is a retractable type. Thanks in advance. John\015

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Most of the time, you`ll find your full model number is on an information plate, which can be found: At the back of the machine. On the bottom of the machine.
The canister portion of the vacuum contains the main motor, filter, and any dust bags; depending on the model, the power head may also contain a smaller motor.
The first three digits, followed by a dot (###.), reveal the manufacturer. These are the main code numbers that indicate which major company made your Kenmore: 110, 106, 562, 665, 198 = Whirlpool. 103 = Roper.
For most models, the lowest setting is optimal for bare floors or thin carpeting. The middle setting offers the best suction for slightly fuller carpets. The highest setting is best for plush carpets or area rugs.
The better the filtration, the fewer allergens escape back into your home. Bagged vacuums often have HEPA-rated bags, replaceable exhaust filters or both. Bagless canisters usually have permanent, washable filters, some with HEPA ratings.
The details about your model and serial number can be found on a sticker on the underside of the vacuum. The serial number is printed on the label on the right side of the unit. The serial number is located on the outer right side of the unit.
The suction canister has at least two outlets for tubing. One of the tubes is attached to a suction source and the other to the patient. The suction source (which may be a wall outlet or a portable compressor) generates a negative pressure in the canister that helps to drain the fluids or secretions from the patient.
Drum Vacuum Cleaners

A Drum Vacuum Cleaner is similar to a Canister Vacuum Cleaner, but it is bigger and more powerful. It is usually a vertical cylindrical drum with a separate vacuum head attached to the main unit with a flexible hose.

Canister vacuums generally have more suction power than upright models. This power makes them particularly well suited for cleaning bare floors. And while they`re also efficient at cleaning carpets, upright vacuums, especially models that use collection bags, tend to be more effective carpet cleaners.
Most side-by-side and some inexpensive French door models are made by Whirlpool, while nearly all high-end French door and some side-by-side models are made by LG. Vacuums: For the past decade, Kenmore`s flagship vacuums were made by Panasonic (less-expensive models came from TTI, Eureka, and PhoneMate).
A Shark product code is made up of four parts. The first part is a series of two or three letters, which lets you know the broad product type. The second part is the model number, which is either three or four digits. Generally speaking, the higher the number, the better (and often more expensive) the device is.
Where do I find my Model Number? Model information is displayed on the product`s “DATAPLATE” label on the bottom or backside of the unit.

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I had the vacuum cleaner question about the canister and the wand/powerhead… the Kenmore Progressive Vacuum canister model 116.25812 and the canister not powering off without unplugging the vacuum. The solution I received that they both run on their own switch so it is normal makes sense. However, is there a power switch on the canister anywhere? The only way for the canister to be turned off is by unplugging it. Any ideas? One would think there would be a switch. I am new to fixya and hope
ANSWER : Hi. On some models, one switch controls all of the power. Your issue, which is no working switch is almost certainly a blown triac on the circuit board in the canister – kenmore part number KC86WBZRZ000

Looks like a common fault with this particular model judging by the number of complaints on the web.
.Take it to your local vacuum repair shop and they should be able to fix it for a nominal fee.

Kenmore progressive canister bad connection from hose to canister
ANSWER : It could be, the female part of the connector is stretched open. You can usually insert something, like a dart, between the sleeve and the holder, to tighten it. If you paid with Pay Pal, see about getting your money back.

Smoke coming out of my Kenmore Canister Vacuum Model 22550300C
ANSWER : Sounds like a motor err. Could be repaired by a professional but it never be as good as a new one. Also they you might not find anyone to repair it because the replacement motor might cost more than a new vacuum /considering it’s age the motor will be hard to find and that makes it more expensive to repair./

I suggest you to buy a new vacuum.

My kenmore progressive canister vacuum turns on only if the hose is attached to the floorwand. It seems that the canister motor is not working because I can’t hear anything coming from the caniste
ANSWER : If the floor wand is powered, there may be an electrical connection that is broken when the wand is disconnected. This is part of the design, not necessarily a fault

I cleaned out my brush in the bottom front, cleaned out the small tubing going into the canister, and the canister itself. I also changed the filter.I snapped everything back into place, but Since then, it doesn’t seem to have any suction and there seems to be a space between the canister and the bottom of the vacumm where the canister sits. At that area, you can feel air coming out when trying to vacumm and it just doesn’t pick up, it seems to be just blowing stuff around.
ANSWER : You need to really look at it some thing is out of line you shooed not have
.any spaces in the top or bottom
.pull the canister back out and look at the pins that you lined up with the
.top and the canister you might have missed arrows that need to be lined
.up so it fits tightly in its holder
.ive had the same problem with my hover mach5
.i hope this helps you

Hoover Uh30010com the hose on the canister does not stay lock (it keeps poping out). I heard great reviews on this vacuum but I am so dispointed with the canister I am ready to return it to the store, I think it is a waste of money if you can’t use the canister… I cannot believe I did not find reviews on the canister.
ANSWER : You can take it back. they will return it they know this happens all the time. If you like canistar vacs you should get a tristar. they are the best! call me for more info 866-635-9254 John

When we turn on the vacuum, the canister falls open. The clips holding the canister in place do not seem to hold the canister tightly which I’m sure that it did in the past. The clips do not look bent, but every time we turn on the vacuum the intense pressure blows the canister open only remaining attached the the rest of the vacuum by one clip
ANSWER : Check filter and make sure it is kept clean at regular intervals. Possibly worn out clip retainers on cannister side due to excessive pressure build up. Do not force closure unless pressure is back to normal. May crack cannister or damage unit beyond repair.

25512/ 25513 Progressive Canister Vacuum: HI, we have a kenmore progressive canister vacuum …
ANSWER : Cord bad at male prongs, or fuse near motor blown.