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Kenmore Progressive 31069
 
Approximate retail price:
$173.00
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
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.
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
Strong but Heavy and Glitch-Prone
4/21/2014
Pros
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Heavy
Unreliable
Best Uses
Carpet
Hardwood Floors
Pet Hair
Tile Floors
Comment:
It amazes us that such a mature product category doesn't feature quieter, more graceful appliances. This thing is powerful but it is noisy and heavy, like something the East Germans would've used. The hose is pretty long but it attaches to the vacuum via a hard to operate latch.<br /><br />Worst of all, we had a real issue with the first two because they would not stay in bare floor mode and kept dropping the roller brush into action. The Sears floor model had the same issue. We did finally get one that works - but for how long?
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Hate This Vacumn
4/18/2014
Pros
Bag Full Light
Color
Cons
Does Not Pu Along Walls
Inefficient
Not Great For Bare Floors
Spits Dirt
Best Uses
Carpet
None
Comment:
I use my vacumn almost every day. The more I use it the more I hate it. It does not pick up close to the walls. It spits dirt. Overall I just don't like the way it performs. Not sure who tested this vacumn but I can tell you it does not perform as specified. <br />I am going to bite the bullet and eat the money I wasted on this vacumn and go back to a Hoover.
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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