Model #1165561190 KENMORE Attachments (Vacuum)

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Q:

No power to the Power Mate on my Kenmore Vacuum

A:

Thank you for your question on the power mate not working.

Since you have already done so checks you will need to use a volt/ohm meter to see if you have any voltage at the end of the handle where it plugs into the wand cord.

If you have power there you will then need to check for voltage at the bottom of the wand and if you have power there then you will need to remove the cover off the nozzle power mate and check for voltage going to the motor through the reset button.

If you do not have any voltage at the end of the wand handle then you will need to check for voltage at the receptacle by removing the hose and checking at the outlet of the canister.

You could have bad switch on the handle as well or a broken wire in the hose assembly.

You may have to take the handle apart to check for continuity through the hose wires.

Please let me know what you find out and we can continue to troubleshoot with that information.

Sam A.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
November 03, 2012
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Thank you for the update on the power mate not running. With hot wiring the power mate we know that it works, but depending on where you applied the power as to what to do next. If you supplied the power to the prongs on the end of the nozzle swivel were the wand plugs in and it worked then the problem has to be higher than that. If you applied power to the top of the wand and it worked then it could be in the handle assembly, so I would suggest splitting the handle assembly and checking the handle switch. If you do not hear a click in the carpet position then the switch may be bad. If you opened the nozzle assembly and applied power directly to the motor then I also would suspect the circuit breaker in the nozzle. Please tell me what you have found out if you have a meter to work with. Sam A.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
November 05, 2012
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Thank you for the update on the vacuum cleaner. I am a little confused by the last two threads? If the power mate is not coming on when you slide the switch to the carpet position but the canister motor is running then I would suspect the contacts in the handle switch. If you have power down to the plug in on the power and the circuit breaker is okay then I would suspect a break in the wire harness between the swivel and circuit breaker. I will give you a wiring diagram for a canister that has the start relay like yours and maybe you can figure out where you are loosing power. Sam A.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
November 05, 2012
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