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Kenmore Progressive 31069 vacuum cleaner

 
Approximate retail price:
$178.92
Summary: This 19-pound upright from Kenmore is bag-equipped and has suction control, HEPA filtration, a brush on/off switch, and a 33-foot, manual-wind cord.
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Type: Bagged upright vacuums
About - Kenmore Progressive 31069
This Kenmore bagged upright includes a power brush, upholstery tool, dusting brush, and crevice tool. It weighs 19 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 Progressive 31069
info Bag Yes
info Weight (lbs.) 19
info Brush on/off Yes
info Easy on/off Yes
info Manual-pile adjust Yes
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User Reviews - Kenmore Progressive 31069
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1.0
poor reliability
4/1/2015
Pros
Cons
Poor Design
Unreliable
Best Uses
Carpet
Comment:
Do not purchase this vacuum cleaner. The agitator bar on mine locked up in less than a year. I believe a design flaw allows strings,and/or hair,to burn out the bearings of the agitator bar.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
very cumbersome
3/2/2015
Pros
Long Power Cord
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Heavy
Inefficient
Poor Design
Best Uses
Carpet
Hardwood Floors
Tile Floors
Comment:
This is a very heavy and awkward vacuum. <br /><br />Most of my floors are wood or tile, but I have area rugs. It is not easy to transition from floor to carpet because the pedal used to do so handles inconsistently - somewhat like jiggling a key in a lock. The floor height adjuster must be moved by hand rather than foot. <br /><br />The hose is kept firmly in place when not in use with a lever which is tight and it is cumbersome to release and replace. I do not use this vacuum on the stairs, because the weight and design do not lend it to being carried up stairs while vacuuming with the attachment.<br /><br />This vacuum seems to do a good job of vacuuming, but it is so difficult to use, that point is almost moot. As such, I find myself sweeping and not using the vacuum as much as I would like.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Horrible Cleaning on High Pile Carpet
12/14/2014
Pros
Long Hose For Hand Tools
Long Power Cord
Cons
Heavy
Use On High Pile Carpet
Best Uses
Furniture With Hand Tools
Tile Floors
Comment:
I owned a previous model of the Kenmore Bagless Progressive for about 8 or 9 years. I should have paid the $150 to have that one fixed instead of getting a newer (but definitely not better) model.<br /><br />This Kenmore Progressive works great on tile floors, and has a nice long power cord and long hose for hand-held tools. I actually find myself using the plain suction brush over the rotating pet tool for cat hair. The suction is sufficient when using it on furniture with the hand tools.<br /><br />The old model had a push button to adjust the speed of the rotating brush for bare floor, throw rugs and carpet, plus a carpet pile adjuster. This newer model has an inconveniently-placed switch that you can switch from Bare Floor to Carpet mode. Though it has an adjustment for Carpet Pile, the Kenmore Progressive does not pick up dirt in longer pile carpet, but rolls over it and pushes it farther down into the carpet pile…and it is NOT exactly long shag carpet. I also miss the adjustment that slows down the rotating brush to efficiently clean area rugs without sucking them up into the vacuum…one more thing missing that was present on my old model.<br /><br />This newer model also doesn't have an indicator light when the carpet is clean. It also was not available in bagless. So the expense and inconvenience of bags is another thing I have to worry about. I have ALWAYS had great experience with Kenmore, but this Progressive Vacuum leave a lot to be desired.
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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