Model #1162561190 KENMORE Vacuum, Canister

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power cord 1162561190 Kenmore Vacuum cleaner


Thanks for the inquiry and for being a valued member.

I am sorry to hear of the issue you’re having with the cord reel not retracting. I know how concerning that is to have happen.

The power cord in the reel may be jammed due to being pulled too tight. You will need to disassemble the canister to gain access to the cord reel to see if you can unjam it. I have provided the general procedures below:

Please make sure the cord is unplugged from the outlet.

First remove the top cover off the tools.

Then remove the bag cover.

Then remove the filter cover on top of the motor canopy.

The removal of these covers should expose four Phillips head screws. Remove these screws and lift up on the motor canopy to gain access to the cord reel assembly.

Once you have the canopy off then lift up on the cord reel as it sits in the key location on the side of the motor.

Notice the white center hub as to how it fits into the slot.

Work the cord plug out of the retainer guide.

There will be two screws on the back side of the reel cord.


Please remove these two reel cord screws.

One screw holds the cord and reel to the opposite half and the other screw releases the cord and contact ring set.

Separate the two half’s and then locate the retainer clip that secures the contact ring on the end of the cord and push in with your thumb while you use a small flat screwdriver you pry the contact ring out of its location.

Then rotate the cord and ring to slip through opening in the cord reel.

Install the need cord and ring contact set and snap into its location.

Assemble the two half’s and secure with the two screws.

Hold the reel cord in your hand and wind the cord onto the reel and then wind the reel at eight complete rotations or more to retention the spring.

You can test the tension for the return spring before you return it to the canister base. Have someone slowly pull out the cord and then carefully push the release roller to see if it will pull all the cord back onto the reel.

I hope this helps and thanks for using We appreciate your business.  

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
December 04, 2014

Replacing Hose 1162561190 Kenmore Vacuum cleaner


Hello glad to help.  Thank You for choosing Sears
I am sorry and do understand your frustration when there is trouble with the vacuum.
Glad to help out.   Im  looking at your Kenmore Vacuum model number 1162561190.

These hoses are very easily replaceable if you buy the correct hose.   On the picture it shows the hose and the "end adaptor pieces" and handle assembly.   You can't buy it that way and put it together yourself.   What needs to be done is buy the complete hose assembly which has the hose, the handle the end pieces already put together for you.   I have it on the link below to look at and verify.

Hose assembly for the model 116.2561190

Thank you for your understanding in this matter and I hope we can help you with your future questions and repairs. Thank you for choosing Sears and using our

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Larry L -
Sears Technician
March 19, 2014

How to get at the cord reel 1162561190 Kenmore Vacuum cleaner


Thank you for your question. I understand how difficult it can be to disassemble a vacuum to access parts.  The additional screws are under the foot pedal. To remove this pedal, you will need to pry up on one side of it to snap it out of the hood. Pay attention to how the spring is positioned so that it can be replaced properly when you reassemble the unit. Once you remove the pedal, you can remove the two screws (Key 16) that secure the canopy cover on the base of the vacuum cleaner. This and the additional two images should give you access to the cord reel assembly. If further help is needed, please reply.

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Barbara H. -
Sears Technician
September 19, 2013

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