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Kenmore Vacuum Cleaner Won't Pick Up, no Suction

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The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Vacuum cleaner won't pick up, no suction are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur. Check or test each item, starting with the items at the top of the page.

Most Frequent Causes for Vacuum cleaner won't pick up, no suction

Cause 1Air Filter

The air filter traps particles as the air travels through the vacuum cleaner. If the filter is clogged, the vacuum cleaner will not have proper suction. If your vacuum filter is clogged, refer to your owner’s manual for cleaning instructions.

Parts
Air Filter for your KenmoreVacuum Cleaner
Air Filter - Part # 1608624 Mfg Part # 40110001

Final filter with frame

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Cause 2Air Filter

The air filter traps particles as the air travels through the vacuum cleaner. If the filter is clogged, the vacuum cleaner will not have proper suction. If your vacuum filter is clogged, refer to your owner’s manual for cleaning instructions.

Parts
Air Filter for your KenmoreVacuum Cleaner
Air Filter - Part # 1608628 Mfg Part # 40120101

Hepa final filter 1 pack

Cause 3Vacuum Hose

Remove the hose from the vacuum cleaner, stretch out the hose so that it is straight, shine a bright flashlight into one end of the hose, and look through the opposite end of the hose. If the flashlight beam is not visible from the other end of the vacuum hose, this indicates that the vacuum hose is clogged or obstructed.

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Vacuum Hose for your KenmoreVacuum Cleaner
Vacuum Hose - Part # 1608279 Mfg Part # 38634078

Straight wand, 16 inches, for Elite/Legacy and WindTunnel

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Cause 4Vacuum Hose

Remove the hose from the vacuum cleaner, stretch out the hose so that it is straight, shine a bright flashlight into one end of the hose, and look through the opposite end of the hose. If the flashlight beam is not visible from the other end of the vacuum hose, this indicates that the vacuum hose is clogged or obstructed.

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Vacuum Hose for your KenmoreVacuum Cleaner
Vacuum Hose - Part # 3379126 Mfg Part # 440007333

Complete hose assembly, 8 feet

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Cause 5Vacuum Hose

Remove the hose from the vacuum cleaner, stretch out the hose so that it is straight, shine a bright flashlight into one end of the hose, and look through the opposite end of the hose. If the flashlight beam is not visible from the other end of the vacuum hose, this indicates that the vacuum hose is clogged or obstructed.

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Vacuum Hose for your KenmoreVacuum Cleaner
Cause 6Vacuum Bag

The vacuum bag might be full. Clean or replace the bag as recommended by the manufacturer.

Parts
Vacuum Bag for your KenmoreVacuum Cleaner
Vacuum Bag - Part # 1602903 Mfg Part # 4010100Y

Bag, Type Y, Allergen 3 pack (2007 Tempo Bagged, 2007, 2008, Legacy WindTunnel Bagged)

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