Kenmore Progressive 21514 vacuum cleaner

 
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$222.41
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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.
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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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3.0
Kenmore designed its only problems into it.
10/28/2015
Pros
Easy To Empty
Good With Cat Fur Removal
Hepa Filtration Excellent
Long Power Cord
Looks Nice White
Powerful/Good Suction
Quiet
Cons
Crevice Tool Far 2 Short
Floor Brush Poor Design
Hose Attachment Prevents
Improper Bag Install Easy
Poor Car Vac Design
Poor Design
Proper Use Of Tools
Best Uses
Carpet
Pet Hair
Comment:
When you own this it teaches you why it isn't as nice as it looks. The Tool Mounts are large and bulky, easy to use BUT . . . . which means the crevice tool is woefully short for getting where you need it to fit, even though it is easy to attach and detach. The Floor Brush pivots to lift the suction surface away from the hard floor, but it too attaches easy. . The 'Wand' to which all attachments mount will not allow you to vacuum a narrow space, and the crime in all this is that the machine is a powerful vacuum. When bag changing be very careful to fit the bag, then move the bag into the 'run position' and NOT close the cover, but again open it and see what the bag did when you tried to close the cover. In my experience the bag moves to partially BLOCK half the inlet where debris passes from the hose into the bag. This moved the first time enough to dump half the debris outside the Bag. I now Tape the bag to the bag inlet opening in the bag holder cavity so it simply cannot move as I close the cover. This is a design flaw created to make bag replacement easy, and instead it causes the bag to be misaligned instead. The Bag needs a way to secure it instead of me having to tape it in position to catch the debris completely. I use the 3M Filtrete Vacuum Bags made to fit this vacuum cleaner, these bags work great once they stay where they belong. <br />Summary is it was designed to make using the tools, hose, and bag replacement easy, but in every case that design caused a more severe problem. I simply can't see why the designers never tested the machine long enough to see what they did to we who bought it. This should have been a great vacuum cleaner, not a mediocre one. They also need better Tool deigns for it, like a Long Version of the Crevice Tool. Every old vacuum I had came with a crevice tool much longer and not limited by the bulbous attachment deign of the wand it must attach to.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
unhappy
10/8/2015
Pros
Easy to Use
Efficient
Lightweight
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
The hose broke, admittedly after a few years, but Sears was AWFUL about servicing it. Private repair guy said the hose ALWAYS breaks. Wish Consumer Reports did more than just test a new machine. useless ratings
How long have you owned it:
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
5 years then it dies
10/3/2015
Pros
Easy To Empty
Efficient
Long Power Cord
Cons
Poor Design
Best Uses
Carpet
Stairs
Comment:
Have used for 5 years - Just two people in house so easy on vacuums. I attach a long belt to the handle so that I do not break the hose.<br />Good vacuum power. Easy to change bags.<br />Very surprised that it did not last more than five years.<br />Most vacuums I have owned have laste 20
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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