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Kenmore Progressive 31069 vacuum cleaner

 
Approximate retail price:
$139.85
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
Very Disappointed
7/19/2015
Pros
Easy To Empty
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Heavy
Poor Design
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
We've had this model for a little over 18 months. In that time, we've gone through 2 belts and had to replace the roller brush because it melted at one end. The catch which locks the unit in the upright position also broke. I think the design of the pedal that disengages the belt to put it in bare floor operation contributes to burned belts. Had a Hoover Windtunnel for over 15 years with very few problems and we've gotten a new one of those.
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
You can't beat when it's on sale!
7/4/2015
Pros
Easy To Empty
Efficient
Lightweight
Long Power Cord
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Belt Burns If Not Moving
Hard to use on stairs
Hose too short
When In Carpet Mode
Best Uses
Baseboards
Carpet
Hardwood Floors
Comment:
This vacuum cleans great with no dust in the exhaust.<br /><br />The thing with this vacuum is that the belt will burn if it is not moving when in carpet mode. So you have to turn it off when its not moving. When in hard floor mode this is not an issue.<br /><br />This does make it more difficult to use.<br /><br />It's an upright so it is really hard to use on stairs, but it is usable for stairs. <br /><br />It tips easy, but it has stood up to all use for over a year, with only one none crital broken part, (the hose clip in the bottom.)<br /><br />All in all it gives you a good vacuum for many situations, and it is a HEPA vac.<br /><br />Buy it in sale, get a large pack of bags, and an extra belt, and you can't beat it!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Never buy this model
7/4/2015
Pros
Bright Pretty Color
Long Power Cord
Cons
Difficult To Push Or Pull
Pulls Nap
Best Uses
None
Comment:
I can not believe this vacuum is one of the highest rated vacuums by this magazine. The vacuum is difficult to push/pull at any carpet height setting. Pulls carpet pile leaving them about 1/4 above carpet and I have to use a razor blade to cut it to carpet height.
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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