Kenmore Progressive 21514 vacuum cleaner

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Summary: This 23-pound canister from Kenmore is bag-equipped and has suction control, HEPA filtration, a brush on/off switch, and a 26-foot, retractable cord.
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Type: Bagged canister vacuums
About - Kenmore Progressive 21514
This Kenmore canister vacuum includes a power brush, upholstery tool, floor brush, dusting brush, and crevice tool. It weighs 23 pounds and provides helpful features such as a retractable cord, brush on/off switch, suction control, and manual carpet pile-height adjustment.
About This Brand

Once exclusive to Sears, Kenmore uprights are now available in Kmart stores as a result of a merger of the retailers. Kenmore uprights typically range in price from about $80 to $300. Kenmore is the best-selling canister brand, with a wide array of models ranging from as little as $50 to $600 or so. It also offers canister hard-surface cleaners and a carpet shampooer.

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Features & Specs - Kenmore Progressive 21514
info Bag Yes
info Weight (lbs.) 23
info Brush on/off Yes
info Easy on/off Yes
info Manual-pile adjust Yes
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User Reviews - Kenmore Progressive 21514
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Repair and parts not available
Cannot Be Repaired
Parts Not Available
Best Uses
7 years ago I bought the best rated, quietest canister with a HEPA filter. I expect to keep an appliance for years and be able to repair it when needed. It has lasted without any problems for 7 years but now is a throwaway item. Sears will not repair it and do not have or will not sell parts to independent repair shops. Sears used to have a wonderful reputation but I will not purchase another Kenmore product in the future. I will look for someone who makes a durable,repairable product.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Bulky, heavy, dumb
Powerful/Good Suction
Poor Design
Short Power Cord
Best Uses
Since we bought this one, my wife does not have to vacuum anymore. The reason is simply that this thing is so bulky, heavy and dumb that you need to manhandle it and so I do it. The good news is that is vacuums but that's about it. After every use my wrists hurt and I feel like I need a massage.<br />Consumerreports will loose my subscription over giving this one a good rating for handling.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
My first canister and I love it!
Easy To Empty
Easy to Use
Long Power Cord
Powerful/Good Suction
Best Uses
Hardwood Floors
Pet Hair
Tile Floors
I just bought my first canister. I did so because my mom had a Kenmore canister and it always had great suction. First time I used it I couldn't believe how much easier it was to vacuum the carpet as compared to my German made expensive upright. I wasn't in pain from vacuuming the day after as I normally WAS! I like all the attachments and the long hose. The cord is about 5 ft. short of my other, so what, I have to move it once. It stores easily and is the weight of most vacuums. I love my new Kenmore progressive. One more thing, you manually adjust the carpet height, I like this because with my old upright it was automatic which didn't work well at all.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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