Model #1162843080 Kenmore attachments (vacuum)

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Q:

How do I open the back of my Kenmore Vacuum 1162843080 to replace the rear exhaust filter?

A:

You can go to www.searspartsdirect.com and enter the model of the vacuum. You can see a parts diagram of the vacuum that will show you the rear filter. It is item 7 in the parts diagram.

To access the screws to remove the rear cover, you must remove the cord return button. To remove the cord return button, place one knee on the vacuum, grasp the cord return button with both hands and pull straight up as hard as you can. You will think you are going to break the cord return button, but you won't.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
April 01, 2010
Q:

Kenmore Vacuum Cleaner 116 - filter

A:

Thank you for your question on the filter installation location on the vacuum cleaner.

The part number KS706389 I do not recognize as a filter for this model vacuum cleaner

The model you have listed has only two filters. One is behind the dust bag and it is a plastic mesh filter that goes in front of the motor intake and the other is an internal foam exhaust filter.

Please reply as to the type of filter you have for this vacuum and I will try to help you with its location and installation.

The model number of the vacuum is of an older style so if you could please verify that the number you gave as 116.2843080 is the correct model number for your vacuum.

Thank you for using Manage My Life.

Sam A.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
August 08, 2011
A:

Thank you for your update. This filter part number 706389 is the exhaust filter for capturing the carbon particles that come of the motor as it the motor ages. Because of the age of the motor it would be a good idea to change this filter but it is usually done by a technician but customers with a little instruction can also change this filter. Lift the tool cover and the bag cover up and pull them one at a time over backwards to remove from the base. (They will not break) This will expose the two screws on the corners of the front part of the motor compartment. Then remove the top canopy of the motor cover by pressing in on the sides and popping up and off. This is where the on off rocker switch is located. This exposes the screws that hold the back part of the motor canopy to the base of the vacuum. Once removed you can lift the motor canopy straight up and off the base enough to take the old foam filter out and slip the new foam filter into place. If you choose not to do this, you do not have too. This filter is probably okay the way it is. As long as you never had a bag break during operation and replaced your bags on the regular bases it probably is fine with out replacing it. I am sure she was thinking of the newer models that have a final air filter at the back of the vacuum that normally needs to be replaced and is behind a flip down door and is replaceable from the outside. I am sorry that she sold you something you really may not have needed. Sam A.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
August 15, 2011
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