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Kenmore Progressive 31069
 
Approximate retail price:
$244.51
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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2.0
Poor design
8/6/2014
Pros
Long Power Cord
Cons
Poor Design
Best Uses
Comment:
Within a year of purchase the hose, which just loops over the back, had stretched out of shape and was constantly falling off and I am surprised that CR did not do tests that revealed this design flaw. I have a bungee cord around it to keep the cord in place. Now it needs to be reset every time for the agitator/suction to work. Rats! I missed trash day-but that is where it is headed next week. I will try something else.
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)
 
4.0
Pet hair has met its match
7/29/2014
Pros
Efficient
Excellent Fitration
Long Power Cord
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Heavy
Best Uses
Carpet
Pet Hair
Tile Floors
Comment:
Excellent, clog free pet hair cleaning and extremely good filtration are this upright vacuum's best features.<br />Easy to push on carpet. Hose storeage design could be better, as it has a sharp, stiff clip at the bottom which can damage the hose if you are not careful. I just loop the hose over the furniture tool now, which works better in use. <br /><br />Not particularly quiet, however the noise is lower pitch than many upright vacs. Doesn't bother my dogs much compared to Eureka it replaced.<br /><br />Very good deal for the money, as the plastics used in construction seem very sturdy and nothing has broken in over a year of use.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Unreliable vacuum and poor service
6/29/2014
Pros
Long Power Cord
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Attachments
Baretile Floor
Heavy
Poor Design
Sears Repair Service
Unreliable
Wood Or Tile Floor
Best Uses
Carpet
Pet Hair
Comment:
Do not buy this vacuum if you have tile, hardwood floor,or intend to use the attachments. The bare floor/tile selector lever (which is also required in order to use the attached tools,for furniture, ceiling fan, etc.) is seriously flawed. It works for less than a minute, then disengages and slips back into carpet mode. When I brought it in for repair, Sears kept it for several weeks. After picking it back up, I used it 3-4 times then the same problem recurred. When I called the Sears repair phone #, I learned that they did not even repair it, just inspected and sent it back. My advice: don't buy this machine, even if you do buy the extended warranty (which I did).
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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