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Kenmore Progressive 21714 vacuum cleaner

 
Approximate retail price:
$400
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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2.0
wanda wanda wanda
8/18/2015
Pros
Easy to Use
Efficient
Long Power Cord
Powerful/Good Suction
Works Great Gets Dog Hair
Cons
Unreliable
Wand Wiring Failed
Best Uses
Hardwood Floors
Comment:
I was happy until the wand power cable failed. Repair part $120 plus tax & shipping. Had already replaced power head under warrantee. Not worth cost new parts.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Must replace it!
8/10/2015
Pros
Picks Up Anything
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Expensive Parts
Multiple Things Breaking
Must Replace It
Unreliable
Best Uses
Carpet
Comment:
I bought this vacuum because it is so good at pet hair and we have lots of pets. This is the second one we have owned since CR loves them so and I try to follow CR's tests carefully. The first one we replaced after less than a year, since it had repairs needed that cost nealy as much as a new one. Once again, this new one must be replaced. It needs a new wand (price $125) and a new hose (price $140) after less than two years. I figured the first one was a lemon but I can't believe this one is too! I do not understand why CR thinks they are so reliable. I have not decided which one to buy yet. And I hate going through that search again...
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Poor quality
5/31/2015
Pros
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
This is an expensive vacuum that doesn't hold up well at all. The power wand broke after 15 months, which is expensive to replace, and of course it is out of the warranty period. There are many reviews out there about this problem. It is unfortunate that it had a good review from Consumer Reports that prompted me to buy it. I would never recommend this unit to anyone.
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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