Kenmore 23913 Progressive PowerMate Bagged Canister Vacuum\015 A sock was sucked into the vacuum only wrapping around the roll brush. I immediately cut the vacuum off and pulled the sock out (the sock was not sucked into the hose). When I turned the vacuum back on the motor is not turning over. The main floor attachment is not turning for carpet use. The vacuum suction still comes on however the brush never turns. Please help.\015
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It is often recommended, however, that dust bags are replaced when they`re around two thirds full or once a month. Daily and extensive use of vacuum cleaners will create a need to replace dust bags more frequently.
Thoroughly dry your laundry, then fold or roll each piece of clothing into the bag. Be wary of how you fold your clothes. Most prefer to roll their clothes when packing them in a vacuum storage bag because of fewer creases when taken out.
A good rule of thumb is to use the highest quality vacuum cleaner bags you can afford. You can find virtually any bag, even discontinued models, online if they are not available locally. The fundamental principle is always to use the bag recommended by the factory for your vacuum model.
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- The motor / cord compartment cover must be removed to access the cord reel. There are four screws that hold the cover to the chassis. Two of the screws are found under the cord-retractor-foot-pedal on the top back of the canister. To access these screws the pedal must be removed. To do this, press the pedal down and look (from the top) for the four plastic clips that attach/hold the pedal hinges to the cover. There are two at the end corners and two in the middle. Using a long, thin flat-head screw driver (or similar instrument) press each clip to unhook/popout the hinges. Note: the foot pedal spring will also come out when the pedal is removed.
The other two screws are found under the curved hinges of the vaccum bag compartment cover. To access these, lift the cover as if accessing the vacuum bag. Keep pulling the cover back until the hinges release from the motor cover. Don’t worry, it is disigned to do this and will not break but it may require a little force. A long phillip-head screw driver will be needed to access and remove each screw
.I believe that this is probably a Kenmore Canister vacuum cleaner, but I can’t be positive. The model number 116 is just the first part, and all Sears vacuum cleaners start with model 116. There is a . after the 116 that will identify the vacuum. If you’d like me to be more model specific, or if this is an upright vacuum, please just request a clarification and I can take pictures even for you.
.If this is a canister style vacuum, then you’ll need to remove the foot pedal that rewinds the cord reel. There are 2 or 3 (depending on which model you have) hidden screws underneath of this pedal. You may simply pry off the pedal using a flat head screw driver. Also when you have the bag door open, you may just pull forward while it’s open, and this will remove the bag door housing. There should be two screws in the front of the motor housing that need to be removed as well.
.My guess from the age of the vacuum that’s probably the motor that’s gone. If this is the case, you probably can still get a motor if you’d like to just replace the motor inside, rather then buying a new vacuum. Typical Sears Kenmore canister motors sell for 79-120 dollars.
.Again, I’d be happy to try and help you further, I will just need the entire model number after the 116. to know which vacuum you have.
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On your products manual is the replacement procedure.