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Kenmore Progressive 21514 vacuum cleaner

 
Approximate retail price:
$237.52
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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Unlike wine, this vac gets worse with time
5/24/2015
Pros
Easy To Empty
Easy to Use
Good when new
Long Power Cord
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Breaks Down As Time Goes
Poor Design
Unreliable
Best Uses
Carpet
Hardwood Floors
Comment:
I use this vacuum at least twice a week, once at home and once at my office. This is the 2nd vac of this model I have owned. Both worked very well when new, but somewhere between the 6th & 9th month they both developed the same problem, the plastic hubs wore out, broke down, and the wheels would not stay on. Probably would not be so upset about this, but when I called Sears, they said that I could not purchase just the powerhead. So now I have two canisters with no powerheads. I love Sears products, but I will not buy another Sears vacuum cleaner. I AM EXTREMELY DISSAPOINTED WITH THIS PRODUCT.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Repair and parts not available
5/20/2015
Pros
Cons
Cannot Be Repaired
Parts Not Available
Best Uses
Comment:
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)
 
1.0
Bulky, heavy, dumb
3/8/2015
Pros
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Heavy
Inefficient
Poor Design
Short Power Cord
Best Uses
Comment:
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.
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