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Kenmore Progressive 31069
 
Approximate retail price:
$200
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
The Kenmore Progressive 31069 upright vacuum cleaner includes a power brush, upholstery tool, dusting brush, and crevice tool. It weighs 19 pounds and provides usability features such as a brush on and off switch, suction control, manual carpet-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
Purchase if you want exercise
4/16/2014
Pros
Long Power Cord
Cons
Heavy
Inefficient
Poor Design
Best Uses
Comment:
I am a cannister guy but my spouse prefers uprights. We purchased this vacuum. You will break into a sweat pushing and pulling 19 pounds of this vacuum. If you have bare floors, carpet and rugs you will need to manually adjust the height, located on the bottom of the vacuum, to be somewhat efffective. My spouse agrees. I regret the purchase. We should have stepped up to the light weight $450 German vacuum. We use the reliable Kenmore cannister vacuum as in past.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Epic Fail for Consumer Reports on this
4/5/2014
Pros
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Attachment Unions
Poor Design
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
Consumer Reports needs to revisit this and find out just how poorly the attachment unions work (fail) on this product. <br />It does work well as JUST an upright vacuum. Regular use of the extension wand, brushes, and other tools that attach to the hose will show you the poor quality of the vacuum. The tiny plastic nub that is used to connect the attachment breaks within 2 months - this was CONFIRMED BY A SEARS STORE EMPLOYEE with me.<br /><br />Consumer Reports - please test the the nub that the attachments are supposed to be secured with. I'm sure you will find it fails and then subsequently WARN consumers that they will inevitably need to reattach the wand every 60 seconds when trying to use the tools. So frustrating!!!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
I returned it next day.
4/2/2014
Pros
Cons
Noisy
Poor Design
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
I was very excited to purchase this product based on Consumer Reports. I turned it on positioned for hard-floors, expecting to see a weeks worth of dog hair get sucked up and instead the amount of air blowing from the machine sent dog hair flying everywhere.<br /><br />I did try the hose with attachments and the suction was very good, but when used like a vacuum for hard floors I chased debris around the room, turned it off and returned it the next day.<br /><br />Perhaps I got a dud, but something brand new should work as advertised. I was so dissapointed, and did a lot of research. Now I don't know who or what to believe as far as quality goes. <br /><br />I'll just change the belt in my 10-year old Oreck and be happy I have a vacuum that only sucks!
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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