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Kenmore Progressive 21714 vacuum cleaner

 
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$360.99 - $737.36
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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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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.
 
1.0
Good suction but poor design.
3/16/2015
Pros
Easy to Use
Long Power Cord
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Poor Design
Unreliable
Best Uses
Carpet
Pet Hair
Comment:
So many problems. Electrical fault in wand caused by a broken ribbon cable. The design is so flimsy it seems deliberate. The floor/carpet switch is beginning to fail. The mechanism in the power head that allows the wand to stand upright when not in use failed miserabily due to an obviously bad design. Does CR have a design engineer on staff to determine whether a product is more, or less reliable? I would never recommend this product.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
So far Excellant
3/7/2015
Pros
All Attachments On Board
Easy to handle
Easy to Use
Efficient
Great Attachments
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Short Power Cord
Best Uses
Carpet
Frequent Use Easy
Hardwood Floors
Pet Hair
Comment:
Goes from hardwood floors to thick dark carpet to short knap carpet with out stopping.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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