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Kenmore Progressive 21714
 
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Summary: This 24-pound canister from Kenmore is bag-equipped and has suction control, HEPA filtration, a brush on/off switch, and a 28-foot, retractable cord.
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Type: Bagged canister vacuums
About - Kenmore Progressive 21714
This Kenmore canister vacuum includes a upholstery tool, floor brush, dusting brush, and crevice tool. It weighs 24 pounds and provides helpful features such as a retractable cord, brush on/off switch, suction control, manual carpet pile-height adjustment, and 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 21714
info Bag Yes
info Weight (lbs.) 24
info Brush on/off Yes
info Easy on/off Yes
info Manual-pile adjust Yes
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User Reviews - Kenmore Progressive 21714
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1.0
Sears Kenmore Canister Vac
11/16/2014
Pros
Easy To Empty
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
Carpet
Pet Hair
Stairs
Comment:
While the vacuum works well, hence the good CU reports, it doesn't last very long for a $400-500. appliance. The motor went after about 4 years, and my husband, replaced it. We also replaced the PowerMate. Now in year 6, the whole thing died because of the poor quality of the connections on the handle, and the arcing that takes place because of that. If we didn't fix things and replace parts, it would have been a 4 year vacuum. This is the second, and last time I will purchase a vacuum from Sears.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
The beater bar breaks!
11/9/2014
Pros
Easy To Empty
Long Power Cord
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Heavy
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
After three months, the beater bar stopped working. Just up and stopped working. This happened on the last model we had (also a progressive by Kenmore) but it took three years for the bar to give out. I went online and apparently this has happened to a lot of people. Maybe when models are tested, they should be tested over months of use. We didn't use our vacuum a lot, and took good care of it. No reason for this thing to give up so fast except for poor construction. I am a bit disillusioned with CR right now.
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
Lots of reports of wand losing power
10/23/2014
Pros
Cleans Well When It Works
Easy to Use
Long Power Cord
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Heavy
Unreliable
Wand Poorly Designed
Best Uses
Carpet
Hardwood Floors
Pet Hair
Stairs
Tile Floors
Comment:
I like this vacuum, but the wand will lose power. It's a design flaw from all the reports. When it does lose power, sears will be no help. They want me to take it to UPS and then get a call with an estimate several days later - probably $100+ plus $30-40 shipping (sears is not going to eat that). If I don't want to pay that, I will still have to pay $50 to get the vacuum back.
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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