(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Disappointing quality & design
I vacuum weekly with the occasional extra clean up. I have hardwood floors & large area carpets. The power head for carpets works well as long as you do not go against a wall or corner. Suction is good, but design does not allow for edge suction to be adequate.<br /><br />I hate, hate, hate the wand and attachment designs! The wand has bulky, clunky ends, which will not easily release from the nozzle or the attachments. It does not have a metal end with button type release. There is no allowance to use specialty attachments as I have for my dryer & radiators, since the nozzle opening is not round.<br /><br />The brush attachment, which stores around the outside of the nozzle, makes it difficult to detach the wand and to line up the wand when you want to re-attach it. The floor head attachment has a very weak, all plastic swivel which breaks away from the wand way too easily. I have had to reach under furniture MANY times to retrieve it! It's a pain in the ### to snap back on, too. Finally, the crevice tool has an open slot to each side of the very short attachment. This greatly reduces the suction quality. In order to get the results I want from it, I cover these slots with my fingers (I suppose I could use duct tape).<br /><br />I have owned several Kenmore vacuums over the years. This current one was to replace the one I purchased in 2001. I repaired that one as a back-up for the 2nd floor. I use it more than the newer one. The design & reliability is WAY better than this newer model. Bottom line, I would NOT recommend any of the current Kenmores as they all now have the same design flaws and I will not be purchasing another Kenmore. So sad, they used to be sooo good!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.