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Kenmore  Progressive Canister Vacuum Cleaner - Red

  Item#  02021714000 | Model#  21714
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Reg Price: $479.99
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$359.99
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Specifications & Dimensions

Dimensions:
Cord Length (Feet): 28
Product Overview:
Color: Red
General Warranty: 1 year limited
Item Weight (lbs.): 23.0
Accessories Included: Crevice Tool, Dusting Brush/Upholstery Tool, Bare Floor Tool, Motorized Pet PowerMate Tool, Pet Hair Catcher Tool
Controls on Handle: Yes
General Features:
Power Cord Included: Yes
Performance Features:
Bag or Bagless: Bag
Bag Type: True HEPA Cloth Dust Bag
Cleaning Width (in.): 14
Cord Storage: Retractable
Filter Type: HEPA
Number of Amps: 12
Number of Filters: 2
Number of Height Adjustments: 4
Number of Motor Speeds: Variable
Pile Height Adjustment: Manual
Recommended Floor Type: Carpet & Bare Floor
Suction Type: Motorized
Telescopic Handle: Yes
Convenience Features:
Assembly Required: Yes
Light: Yes
Other Features: Lightweight
Attachments:
Attachment Type(s): Crevice, Combo Dust Brush/Upholstery, Bare Floor, Pet PowerMate, Pet Hair Catcher
Attachment Reach (ft.): 12
Number of Onboard Attachments: 5
Total Attachments Included: 5
Wand Material: Aluminum
Wand Type: Telescopic
Related Items:
Bag Item Number: 02054321000
Belt Item Number: 02053013000

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Kenmore Progressive Canister Vacuum - Superior Cleaning

Cleaning floors and furniture is now a simple process with the Kenmore Progressive canister vacuum. A 2-motor system, retractable cord storage, Stair Grip and variable speed settings make carpet and bare floor cleaning a cinch. This vacuum's true HEPA filter keeps pet dander and dust out of the air so you can breathe easy. From the 8-foot hose that swivels 360 degrees and reaches the highest surfaces to the horsehair dusting brush for fine wooden furniture and floors, this vacuum has the tools to get the job done.

  • The Infrared Dirt Sensor activates a red LED that tells you  where to focus cleaning power, then shines green once it's all clean.
  • Designed to make cleaning-up after pets a cinch, the Pet PowerMate™ attachment lifts hair, dander and more from furniture, rugs and carpeting in seconds.
  • Superbly maneuverable, the Swivel+ Steering System™ lets you easily glide around corners and into difficult places for an easy, fast and thorough clean.
  • The exclusive Stair Grip™ feature keeps the canister body upright and securely in place while the stairs get cleaned, for solid performance and increased safety.
  • Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America approval means this vacuum effectively removes allergens from carpets while limiting the release of dust and dander into the air.
  • 6-in-1 Handle Technology serves-up a power nozzle and floor brush, a large Pet PowerMate™, a smaller pet upholstery tool, a horsehair dust brush and a crevice tool for tight spots.

Added on April 29, 2011

 

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169 Reviews Write a review
68 Reviewers (40.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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cindybeattie
Oct 6 , 2013
Love it
I don't know why anyone would not like this vacuum. It is easy to use to clean the entire house. I love the swivel head, the longer hose, the retractable cord and the onboard attachments. The power is great which is completely and easily controlled. You can switch from carpet to solid flooring with the slide of a switch on the handle. Easy to dust with the built in attachment but if it gets in your way you can easily remove it. It is probably the most versatile vacuum I have ever owned. I have had it now for about 3-4 weeks. I vacuum often and I can't think of anything I don't like about it. I owned a Kenmore canister years ago and when the power head stopped working after several years I changed to the Hoover Wind Tunnel upright. I am happy to be back to a canister. Don't get me wrong if all you want is to take out an upright and do a quick vacuum of your rug an upright is fine. If you really want convenience to clean your entire house...I have a basement too...then I just don't think you can go wrong with this. I did buy the extended warranty which I never do just because of some of the reviews. I originally bought the lower priced version, which came in purple, but the next day exchanged it for this one (my husband talked me into it because he knows how picky I am about vacuuming). He was right. I seriously tell him after every time I use it..."thank you honey, I love this vacuum".
Criticism11 found this helpful
mmommo
Oct 2 , 2013
DO NOT BUY!!!
Have had this vacuum for 2 years . power wand has broken 3 times at a cost of $125 to replace each time. Last one lasted only 6 months After reading other reviews I know that I am not the only person who has had this problem many others have had the same issues. There is a flaw in this item and yet Sears refuses to replace it at no cost. There was a time when Sears stood behind all of their products. Do not buy!!
 

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Springfield Gardens, NY

Jul 1 , 2014
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awesome

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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DemandingCustomer

Alexandria, VA

Jun 22 , 2014
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powerful suction

I purchased this vacuum to replace an older version, which I really liked but had damaged after about 5-6 years by running over the cord of a blind (and also breaking the blind). Was loath to give up the old vac, but this one has stronger suction, in addition to the better tools. I have already had to change the bag after just a few weeks, and that impressed me. Would rather throw all that pet hair and bird feathers and lint out in the trash than have it still in my carpets and rugs. Overall, I have had good experiences with Sears. Even in this case, I first ordered the wrong machine online and they took it back for exchange with no argument, even though I had taken it out of the box and tried it out. Very happy with the purchase. The pet power mate tool is great. I use the paper, not the cloth, bags.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Jun 17 , 2014
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Started failing within 6 months

Within 6 months of purchase the light on the extension wand failed, two months later the power head no longer works. Over half the reviews on sears.com say the same thing. I think this thing is a piece of garbage and a waste of money. Strongly urge you NOT TO BUY!


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DEofSC

Towson, MD

Jun 16 , 2014
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Failed just after warranty expired - DON'T MAKE THIS MISTAKE

I bought this as a replacement to the 12 year old Progressive canister which had started to randomly turn off during use. Looked at Consumer Reports review of this model and decided to purchase. What a mistake. The light on the extension wand stopped working about six months after purchase, the power head stopped working after the warranty expired (about one year) and then finally the whole **** thing stopped working at all. What a POS! Do not buy this lemon! Read the reviews here - more than half the reviews are one star.


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AwesomeVacuum

Scottsville, VA

Jun 1 , 2014
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Great Value and Cleaning Power

We have had this vacuum for a month and it is just as described. It is powerful, easy to maneuver, not too heavy, and well designed. The suction is excellent, and gets dog hair off pillows and dog beds easily and completely. It is easy to operate and cleans well. The newly designed brush tool is excellent. We are thrilled with our purchase. We would definitely buy this vacuum again and we would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a new vacuum. We bought it to replace our old Kenmore progressive canister vacuum, which we used for about ten years and it too was a good vacuum. We had the soil detector light on that vacuum, and it's on this one too. That is a plus that makes vacuuming so much easier.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Panchenko

Mobile, AL

May 31 , 2014
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Poorly designed extension wand.

I have had this model for less than 3 years and in that time, 2 extension wands have failed. There are replacement parts that can be ordered but the wand can't/wasn't meant to be disassembled for repair according to the "Sears Experts" and a local vacuum repair company. It has to be replaced at a cost of $107.31 + tax. Sears provides a "100% Satisfaction Guarantee" on their parts but won't say how long it lasts and there is no warranty provided from the manufacturer. So is it good for 30/60/90 days, 1 year? I couldn't get an answer other than it "depends on the usage". What good does that do for us, the consumer? A vacuum cleaner should last for many years and extending/retracting an extension wand should not render a unit inoperable due to a poorly designed built in wiring harness. The bare floor cleaning attachment does still work with the wand but the power head for carpets does not. I will say, for the most part, I am happy with the unit when it does work properly. The crevice tool is a little short and cleaning the tops of ceiling fans is difficult with the brush attachment due to the hose design. The lighted extension wand was a feature I liked about this unit, but unfortunately it's faulty design makes this a frustrating purchase. I paid too much to get rid of it but I can't keep replacing the extension wand either. As an alternative replacement, the wand from model #s 21514 or 21614 will work with this model. It won't extend or have a light on the end but the wiring is on the outside making it easier/less costly to repair if it ever fails. Sears Parts Direct "highly recommends only using model specific parts due to possible serious problems arising". When researching vacuums, the reviews for this model were good and it had the features I wanted, making it what I thought was a good investment. Since then, the reviews have become disappointing and the Q&A for repair problems have centered around the failing extension wand. If every owner of this model wrote a review, I'm certain the rating would be worse.


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Hamilton, OH

May 22 , 2014
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Poorly built

Power head stopped working after 1 1/2 yrs. Fixed at home since out of warranty. After seeing how built, would not buy again. Cleans well but not going to last. If you consider, definitely get the Protection Agreement


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Thenewyorkshopper

Plainview, NY

May 5 , 2014
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Vacuum

The red elite vacuum is wonderful. So much better than the $1000 ones I have previous purchased

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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RyanE

Annandale, VA

May 5 , 2014
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Nice vacuum that broke in 3 weeks.

Liked the vacuum a lot, until it stopped working the 5th time we used it. The connections to the sweeper head won't work, it powers off and on and you can't use it. Poorly designed/constructed.


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Petfurcentral

Woodland Park, CO

Apr 25 , 2014
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LOVE THIS VACUUM!

This is my 3rd Kenmore canister in 34 years! I was hesitant to buy another because of the mixed on-line reviews for this. Consumer Reports gave it an excellent rating so I bought it anyway. I can't believe the improvements in the new vacuum (so mine was only 18 years old!). It's lighter, has incredible suction and is well designed so the most used tools are on the handle. I had a little trouble at first with it shutting off, but it turned out I didn't have the hose securely clicked into the vac. I have bad asthma and 5 indoor pets, all hardwoods and used to cough while vacuuming. With the Don't believe the bad reviews.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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