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Kenmore Progressive 21514
 
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$169.00 - $219.99
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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
The Kenmore Progressive 21514 canister vacuum cleaner includes a power brush, upholstery tool, floor brush, dusting brush, and crevice tool. It weighs 23 pounds and provides usability features such as a retractable cord, brush on and off switch, suction control, and manual carpet-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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1.0
Steer clear of Kenmore vacuum cleaners
9/5/2014
Pros
Cleans Adequately
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Falls apart
Pile Adjustment Broke
Poor Design
Best Uses
Carpet
Comment:
The Progressive VC is altogether too cute. The attachments nested on the wand may look like a neat idea but the release mechanisms for the wand and attachments are a nuisance. Biggest problems for me are that the wand release keeps falling off so that the wand won't stand upright when I need to move something or pause when I'm vacuuming and the pile adjustment lever doesn't work. After 15-months of use, I don't expect a vacuum to have these problems and Sears won't even talk about it because it's out of warranty. Spend a few more dollars and get something more reliable.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
3.0
repair
8/26/2014
Pros
Efficient
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Noisy
Best Uses
Carpet
Hardwood Floors
Comment:
The plastic part that holds the two wand pieces cracked during normal use of vacuumming a hallway. Tried to get a replacement, but they make you buy the whole wand piece at $60 plus s & h. Came to $90. Awful lot of money for a piece of plastic.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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1.0
Had to return it - has a basic flaw
12/6/2013
Pros
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
When you move the hose around where it attaches to the canister, the vacuum either stops or won't start. This seems to be a design problem in most if not all their canister vacs. We're very disappointed and will have to go elsewhere to buy a vacuum cleaner. I have also tried their orange canister model and it has the same problem.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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