Model #11656312601 KENMORE Attachments (Vacuum)

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cannister vacuum belt is too tight and shuts unit down


Thank you for your question Tim!

I can understand your concern when you installed a new motor and it will not stay running.

Have you checked the bearings in the agitator?

The agitator bearings can get debris in under the end caps and get into the bearings and make the agitator put a lot of drag on the motor.

If the agitator spins freely when you have it out of the nozzle base then I would think that there is a problem with the positioning of the motor in the base if you think that the belt is very tight.

Have you tried the motor without the belt?

If the agitator bearings are stiff I would suggest replacing it with a new and improved version on the agitator.

Please let me know what you find out and we can continue to troubleshoot if needed.

Sam A.

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Sears Technician
February 27, 2012

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