Model #1162591290 KENMORE vacuum, canister

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How do I access the motor on my Kenmore MDL1162591290 Vacuum cleaner so I can check and possibly replace the motor brushes?


Thank you for your question on replacing the brushes for the suction motor.

Brushes for motor .

The link above will have the brushes for you to purchase.

To gain access to the motor you will need to remove the motor canopy.

Start with removing the bag cover and tool storage by lifting the covers up and over backwards to pop them out of the dust box housing.

This will expose the front to Phillips head screws to remove.

Then you will need to remove the step button on the back of the canister by putting the canister on a work surface about waist high and with the hose end facing you pulling up and towards you with your fingers on the back side of the release button to release it from the retainer tabs. NOTE the return spring for the button.

Once you have it removed it will expose the other two screws to remove motor canopy.

Lift the canopy straight but do not damage any components still connected to the underside of the motor canopy. The motor is just a fiction fit in the canister base.

I hope this information will help you.

Sam A.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
February 18, 2012

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