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Kenmore Progressive 21714 vacuum cleaner

 
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$349.99 - $414.00
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Summary: This 24-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 21714
This Kenmore canister vacuum includes a upholstery tool, floor brush, dusting brush, and crevice tool. It weighs 24 pounds and provides helpful features such as a retractable cord, brush on/off switch, suction control, manual carpet pile-height adjustment, and 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 21714
info Bag Yes
info Weight (lbs.) 24
info Brush on/off Yes
info Easy on/off Yes
info Manual-pile adjust Yes
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User Reviews - Kenmore Progressive 21714
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3.0
Broken Powermate 30 days after warrenty
4/9/2015
Pros
Easy To Empty
Easy to Use
Long Power Cord
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
durability
Best Uses
Carpet
Hardwood Floors
Comment:
WE bought this to replace a similar vacuum that we let our daughter take when she moved out - it was about 10 years old and worked fine. This one has plenty of power, but the plastic couplings and the power mate are cheap. The power mate height adjustment broke. Ordered a part of Sears to do the repair my self and after 7 days they told me it is backordered - so not fixed. I tried to use their local repair facility but they never answered the phone. This part broke 30 days after the end of the warranty!!!
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
Didn't hold up!
3/29/2015
Pros
Easy To Empty
Easy to Use
Long Power Cord
Cons
Cheap Plastic Connections
Noisy
Not Durable
Poor Design
Best Uses
Carpet
Hardwood Floors
Pet Hair
Stairs
Tile Floors
Comment:
I like the canister vaccuum because it is great for under beds and easier on stairs. This one works well for pet hair. My isse is that the plastic pieces are not very durable. The connectors broke after a year and a major piece that will cause me to have to replace the entire vaccuum broke recently at about 2 years in. I am not a frequent vaccuumer so it doesn't get tons of use.<br /><br />The attachment for stairs doesn't work well (stops turning) so I just end up using the regular attachment. The wand attachment doesn't have enough suction because it has side holes, which I ended up covering with duct tape to increase the suction. Don't understand that design. <br /><br />Overall, I'm unhappy with the the lack of durability but I'm wondering if they all are like this now?
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
This is a dud!
3/24/2015
Pros
Long Power Cord
Cons
Heavy
Poor Design
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
My last Kenmore canister was great - just old. Based on CR's rating I bought this one. I just dropped it off at Sear's again today for its 4th repair visit in 12 months. The height adjustment took two trips to correct. Now the Powermate head just failed for the second time in a month. This unit is heavy. The swivel wheel does not always cooperate. The hose attachment is difficult to remove from the base to change the bag. I really don't have anything good to say about this product.
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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