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Kenmore Elite 31150 vacuum cleaner

 
Approximate retail price:
$309.00
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Summary: This 21-pound upright from Kenmore is bag-equipped and has suction control, HEPA filtration, a brush on/off switch, and a 35-foot, manual-wind cord.
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Type: Bagged upright vacuums
About - Kenmore Elite 31150
This bagged Kenmore upright includes a power brush, upholstery tool, dusting brush, and crevice tool. It weighs 21 pounds and provides helpful features such as a brush on/off switch, suction control, manual carpet pile-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 Elite 31150
info Bag Yes
info Weight (lbs.) 21
info Brush on/off Yes
info Easy on/off Yes
info Manual-pile adjust Yes
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User Reviews - Kenmore Elite 31150
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1.0
Hose too short to use
5/17/2015
Pros
Cons
Inefficient
Poor Design
Best Uses
Carpet
Comment:
The hose is much too short and stiff to use with attachments. It's fine cleaning floors but useless with the extensions.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Very disappointed
5/4/2015
Pros
Easy to Use
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
Carpet
Hardwood Floors
Stairs
Comment:
After much research I thought I had found the perfect vacuum and I did....for about 9 months. All the comments about the hose being too short are true which makes the vacuum good for ONLY vacuuming floors. <br />The agitator brush also started shedding (like another reviewer mentioned) so I called Sears for help. They did replace the brush at no cost BUT they sent the wrong size. What am I supposed to do now?<br />I WILL NOT be buying anymore Kenmore vacuum cleaners in the future. Sad because I have always been a fan of Kenmore appliances.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Blows dust and pet hair everywhere.
5/2/2015
Pros
Long Power Cord
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Poor Design
Best Uses
Carpet
Comment:
The exhaust port is located in such a position that when vacuuming hard-surface floors, the air exiting the vacuum cleaner agitates any debris on the floor (in our case, fluffy dog hair) and makes it air-borne. We have to vacuum the bare floors first with a canister vacuum and then use the new Kenmore Elite on carpeted floors only. The unit is poorly designed and tested. When the unit is in handle release mode, it positions the exhaust port over the floor area behind the cleaner and stirs up anything on the floor. The exhaust should be more defused and more to either side of the unit. The unit is NOT for homes with hard-surface flooring.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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