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Kenmore Progressive 31069
 
Approximate retail price:
$163.50
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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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.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
Good &amp; Bad
10/19/2014
Pros
Efficient
Long Power Cord
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Heavy
Noisy
Poor Design
Best Uses
Carpet
Pet Hair
Comment:
The suction power is very good. I have 3 dogs and it does a very good job picking up the dog hair. However, it is very heavy and difficult to maneuver. No power drive. I definitely DO NOT recommend it if you have to take it up and down stairs. The attachments are awkward to use and the brackets that hold the attachments break easily. It is difficult to replace the bags and then close the door.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Heavy and only lasted a year
10/11/2014
Pros
Efficient
Cons
Heavy
Best Uses
Carpet
Pet Hair
Comment:
Did a nice job but did not last - started smoking, motor apparently died. Was not the belt.
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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