Model #11620712008 KENMORE Vacuum, Canister

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Q:

Replacing the hose on my Kenmore canister vacuum.

A:

Thank you for your question.

I can understand wanting to only replace the hose instead of the whole hose assembly.

To replace this hose will require removing the handle and cuff assemblies.

  • You will need to remove the screws in the handle assembly. Usually there are 3 to 5 screws.

  • Remove the screw that loosens the control switch and pull up from the back and snap loose.

  • Remove the other screws on the side covers and split the two halves apart.

  • This will expose the wire harness and make sure you put the wires back in the channels exactly the way they were or the handle will not go back together.

  • On the canister end it will require two small flat bladed screw drivers.

  • Locate the seam between the hose cuff and the elbow and look for the molded seam line in the material.

  • Slide one of the screw drivers in the gap and pry and work the blade in under the on the seam line under the cuff about 1 inch or until you release the locking tab. Do this on both sides of the elbow at the same time and slide the cuff up the hose.

  • This will expose the wires under the cuff and note there locations so you will be able to put them back exactly as they are or the cuff will not slide up onto the elbow.

  • You will have to work the cuff up until it locks into the tabs on the elbow.

I have given you some pictures below to help with the process.

I hope this will help.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
January 10, 2011

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