Model #11635726401 KENMORE Vacuum, Upright

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Kenmore vacuum power

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A Vacuum is definitely something we depend and when starts malfunctioning it can be a big inconvenience. I have attached a link below well you are waiting for an expert to reply , that give great information on way this may be happening. Hope it helps!

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Priscilla V -
July 24, 2011
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Thank u Maestro I'm hoping that it would be a matter of purchasing a part . I really don't have the budget to purchase a new one . Its a great vacuum never gave me problems before .

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Marianela -
July 24, 2011
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Thank you for your question.

I am sorry that your vacuum has stop working.

Since you said that the light turns on and off with the switch I can only conclude that either the suction motor has failed or the thermal fuse inside by the motor has opened, causing the motor not to run.

If you feel comfortable with taking the vacuum apart we can help with diagnosis of the repair.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired by a Sears technician. Here is a link that will provide the nearest drop-off locations: Sears Home Services .

Please reply with what you would like to do and I will be happy to help you further.

Thank you for using Manage My Life.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
July 26, 2011
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I feel ok with taking the vacuum apart , it would be even better if I had you to help me , I would greatly appreciate it with thr diagnosis of the repair. Thank you Sam . I was also wondering if it could be the broken switch , what do u think

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Marianela -
July 27, 2011
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You will do fine. I am sorry I did not get back to you sooner; we are having technical problems with the site on return messages. Please remove the dust bin. Locate the two screws behind the dust bin and remove. Then from the back side of the remove all the screws you can find on the body. Once these are removed you will be able to split the two half's of the housing. Then remove the 5 screws on the motor canopy cover and lift off. If you have a volt/ohm meter you can check the fuse link for the motor to see if it is open. The fuse link is a piece or wire that goes to the motor you will see is has a fat spot in the wire and that is the thermal fuse. Remove one of the wires and use the ohm setting on the meter to check for resistance. The black from the meter on one and the red lead to the other end to see if the fuse is good. If the thermal fuse is good I would look at the motor brushes and on the side of the motor not making contact. And last it could be a bad motor, If you do not have a meter to check it with then I would just replace the fuse. If you decide to change the fuse link wire the part number is: 8175040 for about $7.00. You can order the any part you need from: [Sears Parts Direct | www.searspartsdirect.com?sid=MMLxexpertxmerch] . If when you start you are having any problems please let me know what you have found, and we can continue our troubleshooting based on that. Sam A.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
July 29, 2011
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Hello Sam I just got down to testing for voltage everything seems to be ok there

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Marianela -
August 19, 2011
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But I did find that the small wire connected to the plunge is broken .

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Marianela -
August 19, 2011
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Thank you for the update. I am glad that you found the problem. I am not sure of the part you are referring too. But as long as you got it fixed that's the main thing. Sam A.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
August 22, 2011
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