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Kenmore Progressive 21714
 
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$379.99 - $420.00
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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
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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3.0
Great...but defective
10/8/2014
Pros
Efficient
Long Power Cord
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Heavy
Poor Design
Unreliable
Best Uses
Carpet
Pet Hair
Comment:
I bought this vacuun cleaner 3 years ago on CR's recommendation, and it's performed very well--until now. The vacuum cleaner works best on pet air and has worked well for professional cleaning service who cleans our house every other week. The Big Flaw, as I've seen repeatedly stated on a few websites now, is the extension wand that carries power to the sweeper. The wand has shorted out rendering the vacuum fairly useless--I was lucky mine lasted three years. Replacement part will cost $100+. CR needs to downgrade this soon because of its terrible reliabilty.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Not worth even 50 dollars!
9/29/2014
Pros
Long Power Cord
Cons
Inefficient
Poor Design
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
It has faulty electrical, after only 5 months…!
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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