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Kenmore Progressive 21514
 
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$199.99 - $226.00
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Summary: This 23-pound canister from Kenmore is bag-equipped and has suction control, HEPA filtration, a brush on/off switch, and a 26-foot, retractable cord.
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Type: Bagged canister vacuums
About - Kenmore Progressive 21514
The Kenmore Progressive 21514 canister vacuum cleaner includes a power brush, upholstery tool, floor brush, dusting brush, and crevice tool. It weighs 23 pounds and provides usability features such as a retractable cord, brush on and off switch, suction control, and manual carpet-height adjustment.
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 21514
info Bag Yes
info Weight (lbs.) 23
info Brush on/off Yes
info Easy on/off Yes
info Manual-pile adjust Yes
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User Reviews - Kenmore Progressive 21514
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1.0
Consumer Reports missed the mark
9/19/2014
Pros
Easy to Use
Cons
Heavy
Poor Design
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
Our Vacuum cleaner is used daily. It has to be reliable and efficient. Consumer Reports has been a trusted resource and it still is; but, this vacuum cleaner will simply be an exception to an otherwise untrammeled record of good recommendations. <br />The design is the first discrepancy. The materials and coupling style are simply not sufficient for the loads and conditions that a frequently used vacuum cleaner is subjected to. Perhaps, I am expecting upright rigidity from a modular canister style. Additionally, the primary brush housing multitasks as a structural wheel hub for both rolling wheels which quickly wear away the annular rib that mounts to each overmolded wheel. In the absence of one of these wheels, it scratches hardwood floors as soon as the wheel is decoupled. I modified this hub as a repair center is remote from our location; but, when the other wheel hub rib wore through I dropped it off. I would have appreciated the waving of the repair fee had this damage been the result of misuse; but, we were without a vacuum cleaner for weeks only after having owned this one for a few months. When it was repaired, we returned it to service only to find that the electrical connection to the brush housing was broken. The smaller accessory brush housing was fully functional; but, the primary unit was not. Tomorrow will be another drop off of this vacuum cleaner at the repair center. It will be necessary to purchase another unit as (per the feedback we received on our last visit) SEARS policy requires 3 of the same issues to occur within 1 year for a refund to be granted. We are ineligible. We need to have a back-up unit while this one is repaired again. I do believe that this is an exception to Consumer Reports and even Kenmore, as we have owned other models as well; but, if you own this unit and use it frequently, have a back-up unit available.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Steer clear of Kenmore vacuum cleaners
9/5/2014
Pros
Cleans Adequately
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Falls apart
Pile Adjustment Broke
Poor Design
Best Uses
Carpet
Comment:
The Progressive VC is altogether too cute. The attachments nested on the wand may look like a neat idea but the release mechanisms for the wand and attachments are a nuisance. Biggest problems for me are that the wand release keeps falling off so that the wand won't stand upright when I need to move something or pause when I'm vacuuming and the pile adjustment lever doesn't work. After 15-months of use, I don't expect a vacuum to have these problems and Sears won't even talk about it because it's out of warranty. Spend a few more dollars and get something more reliable.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
3.0
repair
8/26/2014
Pros
Efficient
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Noisy
Best Uses
Carpet
Hardwood Floors
Comment:
The plastic part that holds the two wand pieces cracked during normal use of vacuumming a hallway. Tried to get a replacement, but they make you buy the whole wand piece at $60 plus s & h. Came to $90. Awful lot of money for a piece of plastic.
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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