Kenmore vacuum troubleshooting

Depending on the extent of a fault, repairs of vacuum cleaners can be assigned to a category of simple, medium and complex ones. There are mechanical and electric breakdowns. Only specialists of service centers are able to determine the complexity of repairs after certain diagnostics. The troubleshooting table with error codes for kenmore vacuum cleaners below is an excellent assistant in this matter.

Kenmore  COIZDMWOOU00 series vacuum troubleshooting

PROBLEMPOSSIBLE CAUSEPOSSIBLE SOLUTION
Vacuum cleaner won't rim1. Unplugged at wail outlet.1. Plug In firmly, select the desired setting on the touch control.
2. Tripped circuit breaker/blown fuse at household service panel2. Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse.
3. Thermal prolocutor tripped3. Allow vacuum cleaner to cool 40-50 minutes
4. Defective wall outlet4. Check with a good appliance or lamp Have outlet property serviced.
Poor job of dirt pick-up1. Full or clogged dust cup.1. Empty dust cup.
2. Wrong pilo height setting.2. Adjust setting
3. Worn agitator.3. Replace agitator.
4. Clogged nozzle.4. Check CIOG REMOVAL
5. Clogged hose.5. Check for clogs.
6. Hole In hose6. Replace hose
7. Hose not Inserted fully.7. Insert hose fully
8. Motor protection system activated.8. Check for clogs.
9. Dirty filter(s)9. Clean or change primary filler and/or change exhaust filter.
10 Dust cup not assembled correctly10 Remove dust cup and reinstall.
Vacuum cleaner picks up moveable rugs or pushes too hard1 Wrong pile height setting1. Adjust setting.
Agilalor does not turn1. Handle in full upright position.1. Move handle from upright position.
2 Agitator overload trippod2. Reset agitator overload protector
3. Thermal protector tripped3. Allow vacuum cleaner to cool 40-50 minutes.
Airflow restricted with attachment use; sound changes1. Attachment use restricts air flow1. Check ATTACHMENTS for fuzz, lint, pot hair or other debris.
2. Now carpet fuzz clogged air path2. Chock CLOG REMOVAL and clean hose.

Kenmore 37115 – Bagged Upright series vacuum troubleshooting

PROBLEMPOSSIBLE CAUSEPOSSIBLE SOLUTION
Cleaner won’t run1. Power cord not firmly plugged into outlet.1. Plug unit in firmly.
2. Blown fuse or tripped breaker.2. Check fuse or breaker in home. Replace fuse/reset breaker.
3. Thermal Protector activated.3. Allow cleaner to cool - Pg. 5.
4. Needs service.4. Take to Sears Service Center.
Cleaner won’t pick up or low suction1. Bag is full.1. Replace bag - Pg. 11.
2. Brushroll worn.2. Replace brushroll - Pg. 12.
3. Broken or worn belt.3. Replace belt - Pg. 12.
4. One or both filters clogged.4. Remove filters and clean - Pg. 11.
5. Carpet height setting is incorrect.5. Set carpet height to appropriate setting for carpet being cleaned - Pg. 9.
6. Brush roll feature turned off.6. Cycle brush roll control switch - Pg. 9.
Dust escaping from cleaner1. Bag is full.1. Replace bag - Pg. 11.
2. Bag is not installed correctly.2. Review BAG REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT - Pg. 11.
3. Hose not installed correctly.3. Review hose placement - Pg. 6.
4. One or both filters not installed completely.4. Review filter removal and replacement - Pg. 11.
Cleaner tools won’t pick-up1. Hose clogged.1. Check inlets and hose for obstructions; remove obstruction - Pg. 14. If clog persists, call 1-877-839-2046.
2. Bag is full.2. Replace bag - Pg. 11.
3. One or both filters clogged.3. Clean filters - Pg. 11.
Headlight not working1. Bulb burnt out.1. Replace bulb - Pg. 13.
2. Loose electrical wires.2. Take to Sears Service Center.
Cleaner is difficult to push1. Carpet height setting is incorrect.1. Set carpet height to appropriate setting for carpet being cleaned - Pg. 9.
2. Broken or worn belt.2. Replace belt - Pg. 12.
3. Brush roll feature turned off.3. Cycle brush roll control switch - Pg. 9.
Brushroll light turns on1. Brush roll jammed.1. Remove jam, cycle power switch - Pg. 12. 9.
2. Needs Service.2. Take to Sears Service Center.
Full bag indicator light turns red1. Hose clogged.1. Check inlets and hose for obstructions; remove obstruction - Pg. 14. If clog persists, call 1-877-839-2046.
2. Bag is full.2. Replace bag - Pg. 11.
Height adjust won’t function1. Needs service.1. Take to Sears Service Center.

Kenmore ASPIRADORA series, Power-Mate series, SEARS series vacuum troubleshooting

PROBLEMPOSSIBLE CAUSEPOSSIBLE SOLUTION
Vacuum cleaner won’t start1. Unplugged at wall outlet1. Plug in firmly, push ON/OFF switch to ON.
2. Tripped circuit breaker/blown fuse at household service panel.2. Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse.
3. Loose hose electrical connections.3. Reconnect hose ends, (page 7)
Poor job of dirt pick-up.1. Full or dogged dust bag.1. Change bag, (page 15).
2. Clogged airflow passages.2. Clear airflow passages, (page 14). BB
3. Dirty filters.3. Change filters, (page 16-17).
4. Wrong pile height setting.4. Adjust setting, (page 11).
5. Wrong power level selected.5. Adjust control, (page 9).
6. Hole in hose.6. Replace hose.
7. Worn Power-Mate agitator.7. Change agitator, (page 20).
8. Worn or broken belt8 & 9. See BELT CHANGING AND AGITATOR CLEANING, (pages 18-19).
9. Dirty agitator or end caps.
10. Canister hood open.10. Close and latch hood.
Vacuum cleaner starts but shuts off.1. Hose or hood electrical connections.1. Check connections, reconnect hose ends, (page 7).
2. Tripped overload protector in Power-Mate.2. Remove any items that may be caught or jammed, then reset If cleaner starts and stops again, dean agitator and end caps, then reset, (pages 12,18-19).
3. Tripped overload protector in canister.3. Reset thermal protector (page 13).
Power-Mate will not run when attached.1. Power-Mate connections unplugged.1. Rug in firmly, (pages 6-7).
2. Worn or broken belt2 & 3. See BELT CHANGING AND AGITATOR CLEANING, (pages 18-19).
3. Dirty agitator or end caps.
4. Tripped overload protector in Power-Mate.4. Remove any items that may be caught or jammed, then reset If cleaner starts and stops again, dean agitator and end caps, then reset, (pages 12,18-19).
5. Wrong Electronic Touch Control setting selected.5. Change Electronic Touch Control selection to CARPET HIGH, (page 9).
Constant green light on in dirt sensor.1. Dirt passage is dogged.1. Check for dogs in air passages, (page 14).
2. Lenses are dirty.2. dean lenses, (page 18).
Any, some, or all red lights in dirt sensor bum and never turn green.1. Dirt passage is clogged.1. Check for dogs in air passages, (page 14).
No green or red dirt sensor lights.1. Wrong Electronic Touch Control setting selected.1. Change Electronic Touch Control selection to CARPET HIGH, (page 9).
No power to sensor board.2. Take to your nearest Sears Service Center.
Performance Indicator activates.1. Full or dogged dust bag.1. Change bag, (page 15).
2. Dirty filters.2. Change tillers, (page 16-17).
3. Blocked airflow passage.3. Clear blockage from airflow passage, (page 14).
4. Certain attachment tools.4. This is normal. Light should go off when tool is removed.
Vacuum cleaner picks up moveable rugs -or- Power-Mate pushes too hard.1. Wrong pile height setting.1. Adjust setting, (page 10).
2. Suction too strong.2. Select lower power on Electronic Touch Control (page 9).
Light won’t work.1. Burned out light bulb.1. Change light bulb, (page 20).
Cord wont rewind.1. Dirty power cord.1. Clean the power cord.
2. Cord jammed.2. Pull out cord and rewind.
Vacuum cleaner leaves marks on carpet1. Wrong vacuuming pattern.1. See VACUUMING TIPS, (page 10).

Kenmore Premalite series vacuum troubleshooting

PROBLEMPOSSIBLE CAUSEPOSSIBLE SOLUTION
Vacuum cleaner will not run• Unplugged at wall outlet• Make sure cord is plugged into a functioning outlet
• Switch off• Turn power switch ON
• Thermal overload protection activated• Allow the vacuum cleaner to cool down. See page 14
Agitator does not turn• Switch is off (unit is in bare floor mode)• Press the Carpet/Bare Floor button
• Cleaner is in upright position (safety feature)• Press handle release pedal and tilt unit back
• Overload protector activated (brush is jammed)• Unplug the vacuum cleaner and check the agitator for obstructions. Press reset button
• Belt broken• Replace belt. See page 19
Agitator “ON/OFF" LED Flashing• Obstruction in agitator• Turn off and unplug vacuum cleaner, then check the agitator for obstructions
Dust escapes the dust bin• Dust bin improperly installed• Make sure all dust bin components and filters are installed correctly
• Dust bin lid not fully closed• Check dust bin lid
• Dust bin bottom is not latched• Make sure dust bin bottom is closed and latched
Poor dirt pickup• Full or clogged dust bin• Empty dust bin and clean filters
• Dust bin improperly installed• Make sure all dust bin components and filters are installed correctly
• Wand not installed properly• Make sure the wand is installed correctly
• Clogged hose or nozzle• Check for clogs. See page 20
• Belt broken/not installed properly• Check belt, and replace if needed. See page 19
• Thermal protector activated• Allow the vacuum cleaner to cool down. See page 14
• Agitator overload protector activated• Unplug the vacuum cleaner and check the agitator for obstructions. Press the reset button
• Hole in hose• Inspect hose carefully. Replace if needed
• Worn agitator• Contact service
Cleaner picks up moveable rugs or is hard to push• Wrong nozzle height setting• Adjust nozzle height
• Use lower power level (on light-weight moveable rugs)• Reduce the power level
Brush on Pet Handi Mate® will not run when attached• Dirty brush or brush roll• Clean the inside of the Pet Handi Mate® See page 18
• Obstruction in turbine air path• Clean the inside of the Pet Handi Mate®. See page 18
• Low suction from vacuum cleaner• Check for clogs. See page 20. Check for dirty filters on vacuum cleaner. See pages 15-17
Vacuum has unusual odor• New machine, needs break-in time• Vacuum needs run time possibly as long as 3 hours

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