I have a Kenmore Model 116 vacuum that is about 1 year old. I have
not used it heavily nor have I abused it in any way. However, just
recently the carpet beater bar attachment has ceased working. I have
verified that the hose is seated properly in the canister, the pistol
grip is seated properly in the extension pipe and the extension pipe
is seated properly in the carpet beater bar attachment. I have not
put a voltmeter on the plug leads to see it there is any power in the
plugs on the cannister, grip and pipe as I have misplaced the owner's
manual so I'm a little hesitant to try a voltage test without knowing
the actual voltages.
Any feedback or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Most of these have a small circuit breaker on the powerhead,
usually a small red button. Most often trips bc there's debris
wound around the beater bar, causing a bind and straining the
PS - the '116' is just the source code, telling us it's made by
Whirlpool. The whole model number includes the 116 and
the digits following the decimal point.
Hope that's of some help.
Dave's Repair Service
New Albany, PA
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Thanks, Dave. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I usually think of
myself an being mechanically inclined - apparently I missed the
all-too-obvious button labelled "Overload Protector Reset". Sheesh.
On well - it's good to go now and my wife has finally stopped
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