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Kenmore Elite  31150 Kenmore Bagged Upright

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Dimensions:
Cord Length (Feet): 35
Product Overview:
Bag Type: Kenmore O - 53293 (2 Pack), 53294 (6 Pack)
Color: Silver
General Warranty: 1 year limited
Item Weight (lbs.): 21
General Features:
Power Cord Included: Yes
Performance Features:
Bag or Bagless: Bag
Cleaning Width (in.): 14
Cord Storage: Manual Wrap
Filter Type: HEPA
Number of Amps: 12
Number of Filters: 3
Number of Height Adjustments: 5
Number of Motor Speeds: 3
Recommended Floor Type: Carpet & Bare Floor
Suction Type: Motorized
Convenience Features:
Assembly Required: Yes
Light: Yes
Other Features: Power Flow - dual wall design with additional vents around the dust bag to maintain air flow circulation as dirt accumulates
Attachments:
Attachment Reach (ft.): 11
Attachment Type(s): Combo Dust/Upholstery, Crevice Tool, Pet Handi-Mate and Telescoping Wand
Number of Onboard Attachments: 4
Wand Material: Aluminum
Wand Type: Telescopic
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Bag Item Number: 02053294000

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Kenmore Elite Bagged Upright Vacuum Cleaner - Performance Plus

This Bagged Upright Vacuum Cleaner offers high performance with its unique Inducer Motor with 3-D Inducer Fan. This vacuum's Direct Drive 3-Motor system is beltless, making it super low-maintenance. Modernized and improved, this vacuum includes an Infrared Dirt Sensor and a Performance Indicator. The HEPA Media filtration system traps dust, dander, pollen and other allergens, while the Pet Handi Mate attachment removes pet hair. Get the performance you need with this Kenmore upright vacuum cleaner.

  • The 3D Inducer Motor™ combines the power of three motors to deliver powerful suction, while operating without a belt, it cuts down on maintenance and repairs.
  • Thanks to the Power Flow design, a full bag won't cause a drop in suction or performance, so you have the power you need to finish the job.
  • To keep you focused on cleaning hard-to-see dirt, the Infrared Dirt Sensor activates a blur LED that tells you where to focus cleaning power.  Once it's all clean, the light turns off so you know you are done.
  • Easy to control with one hand, the motorized Pet HandiMate™ hose and wand attachment makes getting pet fur and dander off furniture and out of your car, a breeze.
  • The Reach-Out telescoping wand helps you get to places you normally couldn’t reach, cleaning window treatments, ceiling fans and other above-floor surfaces without a step ladder.
  • Ideal for allergy sufferers, the HEPA certified filter captures maximum debris, trapping dust, dander, pollen and other allergens so exhaust air is clean and you can breathe easy.
  • The LED headlight shines in the dark to reveal dust and dirt lurking under furniture and hiding in corners, so soil build-up doesn't stand a chance.
  • From high pile carpeting to bare floors, 4-position height adjustment positions the cleaning head for optimum airflow and powerful cleaning.

Added on October 03, 2013

 

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12 Reviewers (71.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Miele
Oct 30 , 2013
Very powerful, easy to push.
Comparing this to last years Top of the kenmore, it clearly wins. This new Kenmore has the wheels as part of the lower power head which means when you tilt the vacuum handle up and down it does not effect the angle of the power head. The new LED headlights are from the Panasonic Japan canister power heads used on their MC-PA line and are much more helpful than the previous model. I turn off the kitchen light when vacuuming the kitchen tile and the LED lights seem to magnify the debris you need to vacuum. Zoom in in the photo of the front and you will see the floor plate has been redesigned to increase airflow from last years model. This Vacuum is made by Panasonic in their factory in China and the workmanship seem superior to the last years which were made in Mexico. Give this upright a try, I am confident you will Be impressed. My bet is this kenmore will run away with the Consumer Reports best upright vote this spring.
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Nikki_P
Jan 28 , 2014
It's ok...
The wheels squeak. The attachments work just fine, but the hose is too short. It is really awkward to maneuver when using attachments. The sweeper itself works good, but gets heavy after some time of using.
 
Mar 14 , 2014
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Kenmore Elite 31150 is awesome!

I love vaccuming with the Kenmore Elite 31150 Vaccum. It is lite and very manageable to use. thank very much for this awesome product.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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casmitee

Nashotah, WI

Mar 10 , 2014
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Great vacuum, very powerful!

We have needed a new vacuum for some time.We have had an Oreck for years, liked it. It was lightweight and did a good job.Thought about getting another but decided to do some research. To make a long story short, Consumer Reports highly recommended this Kenmore Vacuum, I was glad to be able to afford it and was looking forward to trying it. At 21 lbs., I knew it was going to be heavier than what I was used to. Took it home, very easy to put together. As I thought, very heavy but such power. I had used my Oreck before I bought the Kenmore so didn't expect to be able to see much difference. Thought my rugs/ carpets were pretty clean. Well this Kenmore has so much power, I could not believe how much my Oreck had left behind. This is truly one of the most powerful vacuums I've ever seen. HOWEVER, having said that, after pushing around a while, actually you don't push it, you guide it. It isn't self- propelled but it does seem to be in full power. I decided I could not handle this vacuum and took it back to the store. Only because I am 70 years, it is very heavy, it's very powerful and I didn't feel I could easily and comfortably control it! Decided to take it back , look for something lighter with good power! Good decision! Found the Shark Rotator Lift Away 3 in one! At 17lbs., its powerful, lighter weight, converts easily to a handheld, canister! So far it's a perfect choice for me!


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MCA0579

Pevely, MO

Mar 7 , 2014
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Once a skeptic and now a believer....

This is an excellent vacuum and has exceeded my expectations on it's first day of use. The LED headlights are great to see in dark places, like the toe-kick area under cabinets and behind furniture. My old vacuum was sort of like a Shark but it was the Eureka brand and it took 4 times longer/manpower to clean my space than this little Elite beauty. The Eureka was lighter and slightly more nimble but this direct drive is the way to go and totally compensates over its weight and agility. I hardly even notice it is 21 pounds. Suction is absolutely amazing and I am so glad I went with a bagged machine over a bagless. I see other reviewers commenting about the price of bags and I noticed in the store that they were $10 for two replacement bags, that is not bad at all considering how long it will last and the filtration quality. So much nicer and cleaner than a dirty, bagless with a $10 clogged filter after two uses. The dirt sensor is awesome, one or two passes in a high traffic area and the light goes out, voila! Love the switch for the brush, this thing works very well on hard surfaces, I'm really impressed with that ability. Now the bad. I'm not crazy about the short length of the hose but I can get over that and the suction adjuster is kind of a pain, I bump it too much while using it. The rubber bumpers do not seem to cover enough surface of the vacuum for my liking, I have to really watch the off white wood work and doors around my home. The case of the vacuum seems a little chintzy and scratches easily but its a vacuum so it's easy to tolerate. This is my first use, overall I am very impressed and the benefits of this machine outweigh by a landslide any minor faults I see in it at this point in time. I picked this up for a steal and hope I am just as pleased with it in the years ahead as I am right now.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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KLL25

Spokane, WA

Mar 5 , 2014
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Excellent vacuum

I've had this for about a month. It has excellent suction and is fantastic for picking up pet hair. Only downsides I see are that the accessory hose is a little short and the vacuum is a little heavier than some. But those are really minor issues.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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SgtAnnie

Allen Park, MI

Feb 27 , 2014
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Love it!

I have had more brands of vacuum cleaners than I can count on both hands, Hoover, Eureka, Dirt Devil and even an overpriced Dyson... When my Hoover broke last week I went searching Consumer Reports to see what they suggested and to my surprise they recommended this Kenmore Elite as their number 1 pick! Now I will be honest, Kenmore was not a brand I had even thought of when it came to vacuum cleaners. This vacuum is great, I have a new 12' long runner that sheds like a hairy dog and my Hoover left fuzz on the edges and what didn't stick to the rug got shot all over the hardwood floor. Not with my new Kenmore! It picked up the fuzz and all of the dust on the hardwood, it did a great job on the bedroom carpets and the oriental throw rug. If it cleans my blinds as well as it does the rugs and carpets I will be in heaven :). I will come back in a month or so and add to this if I find any issues with the vacuum but I don't think I will. Don't hesitate to spend the money for this!


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rjr0408

Hicksville, NY

Feb 19 , 2014
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powerful

it is a workhorse

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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georgeich

Saint Clair Shores, MI

Feb 10 , 2014
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A leading consumers agency top choice

I bought this vacuum on the recommendation of a top rating by a consumers testing agency and really love it. The list of features is beyond what my last upright vac had, including switchable beater bar, HEPA filter, microfiber cloth bag, cleans to the edge, LED headlights, extra long power cord, dirt indicator, bag full indicator...you get the idea. This vac sucks everything up!


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bmlussier

Yarmouth Port, MA

Feb 10 , 2014
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enjoying my new vacuum

I have had the vacuum for about a month now, I can't say it is my favorite job to do, but the vacuum has made the job a lot easier. My dyson quit on me, and I have tried twice to get it fixed, but that was not going to happen. So far so good on my new one

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Feb 9 , 2014
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vaccuum

i like the Kenmore vaccuum because ti really has good pick up power. i have always used Sears Kenmore vaccuums in the past . they are the best . i especially liked the salelady i had this time. she really knew what she was talking about . usually you go in an get a young person that is not weel versed on the product. she knew her product very well.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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chasehines

Hebron, IN

Feb 7 , 2014
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Excellent Vacuum! Worth the money!!

I live in a 5000 square foot, three floor house with 5 people, 2 dogs, and a cat. This vacuum is amazing is perfect for it. We have about 50/50 hard floor to deep pile carpeting. I have been using a ten year old Kirby Ultimate G, Dyson DC07, and a Kenmore bagged IntelliClean. These vacuums are great, but I saw this on sale for $279 and I thought I might as well go for it, and I'm glad that I did! This vacuum is amazing. I have had my other Kenmore for almost 10 years and I love it, and this is like the improved version. I'm confident that this cleans better than the Kirby and Dyson too. When we bought the Kirby we had more carpet, but now we have more hardwood and it's a pain to get out the hose and floor attachments to clean them with the Kirby. This Kenmore is able to clean all of the floors, the stairs, the couches, everything. The suction is awesome, and it has a nice 'airflow' sound to it. My only complaint is that the hose is very short compared to my other Kenmore and Dyson. But I do have an extension hose from the other Kenmore that I'm able to use on this, so no big deal. The hose is the reason for 4/5 stars though. If you buy this vacuum I recommend buying an extension hose from Sears so that you can clean your stairs easier. I originally bought this for vacuum for the second floor but I've decided to keep it for the first floor, retire the old Kenmore to the second floor, and use the Dyson and Kirby in the basement. This just exceeded my expectations and I'd recommend it to anyone with lots of floor types. Also, people complain about the bags being expensive, but they are HEPA bags, they don't have an odor, they don't leak, and they can hold way more dirt than the paper bags. I strongly recommend spending the extra money and getting the HEPA cloth bags, they'll make the vacuum last a lot longer.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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