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Kenmore Progressive 21614
 
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$269.99 - $300.00
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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 28-foot, retractable cord.

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Type: Bagged canister vacuums
About - Kenmore Progressive 21614

The Kenmore Progressive 21614 canister vacuum cleaner includes a 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, manual carpet-height adjustment, and a telescopic wand.

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 21614
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 21614
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Do Not Buy!
6/14/2014
Pros
Cons
Poor Design
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
Slightly more than 2 months after we bought this vac, the power attachments quit working. We asked to exchange it, but were told it was too late. So we took it to Sears for repair under warranty. We were told it would take 1 week. After a week, we called and were told they would expedite the repair. After 3 weeks we were told they had diagnosed the problem and it would cost us over a hundred dollars to repair. We had to argue with them over several days before they admitted it was still under warranty and the faulty wire in the handle was covered by the warranty. After a month we were told the vac was ready for pick up. When we picked it up, they tried to charge us $2 for a battery ?!? Bottom line, I don't know how CR came up with their review. This vac is a piece of junk and Sears products are no longer worth buying.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Not a good buy
6/11/2014
Pros
Long Power Cord
Cons
Inefficient
Noisy
Poor Design
Best Uses
Comment:
The brush off setting for bare floors is poor. It does not pick up dirt near the walls and the suction when using ths setting is almost non-existant. The wand extension and tools are overly complicated. The brush for bare floors is small. The switch to change the power suction is easily pushed to a lower setting by mistake. The large mouthed brush for smaller areas is too big to and stiff-haired to use on lamp shades or plantation shutters. I am very disappointed in this machine and so is my cleaning service.
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)
 
3.0
Not made like they use to
3/31/2014
Pros
Long Power Cord
Cons
Bulky Trim Pieces
Bulky Uneeded Trim Peice
Inefficient
Poor Design
Poor Suction
Best Uses
Carpet
Comment:
I had 2002 Kenmore model that was wearing out and I bought this model to replace it. That was about a year and a half ago and I regret not just taking my old one to a repair shop and having it revamped. This vacuum is primarily used on bare floors, with normal house hold dirt, dog and cat hair. It does an ok job, but it doesn't seem to have the suction power of the old model. The vacuum often sounds like it is partially clogged, when it isn't and the bag isn't full. I also seem to go through a lot of bags, which aren't even full when you empty it. The wand and hose handle also have these white trim pieces which just get in the way when you are trying to get under furniture or other tight spaces. I really do miss my old worn out Kenmore canister over this new on, if only I hadn't given it away.
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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