Thread Number: 34066  /  Tag: 50s/60s/70s Vacuum Cleaners
Kenmore MagiCord ReStore Steal!
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Post# 369216   3/25/2017 at 19:56 (454 days old) by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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I went to the ReStore today and found this little Kenmore. It was only $2 and my mother said yes. I was suprised that it worked, and even more suprised that it had the PowerMate and that worked too. Once I got into it I started to notice problems. The hose had tiny slits near the handle, and the connector at the base of the PowerMate had a small crack. The brush is also kinda toasted. I plan to restore this machine. Anyone know when this was made, and where I can find bags? Also, what kind of paint should I use on the handle and nozzle. I think this was a steal for such a great machine.


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Post# 369227 , Reply# 1   3/25/2017 at 22:55 (454 days old) by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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Nice find, I believe this is from the mid-1960s.

It should use 5011 bags but 5033/type E bags should work if not someone will know. You can order 5033 bags online or Sears might have them with the bags. I don't think 5011 is made anymore but could get NOS ones.

Post# 369237 , Reply# 2   3/26/2017 at 07:10 (454 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        

64 -67, Those hoses are easily found, they used them for many years, the PN might be a easy fix.

Post# 369241 , Reply# 3   3/26/2017 at 07:46 (454 days old) by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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Good. I got it out of fear it might have been dumpstered. If it was a cheap crappy PlastiVac, I would've passed it right up. The average consumer doesn't want an old, beat up vacuum that smells like musty old grandma basement (This one does!) . They want the new shiny Dyson. I bet the person who got rid of it will regret it in a year, when their PlastiCrap breaks. I put dirt down on my test rug, and it sucked it right up, even with the split hose. From what I hear, these hoses were prone to splitting. Do you know where I can find attachments too?


Post# 369246 , Reply# 4   3/26/2017 at 09:05 (454 days old) by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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I Cloroxed the whole thing down and it looks loads better. I will post pictures later.

Post# 369835 , Reply# 5   4/2/2017 at 19:11 (446 days old) by lux14 (Leawood Kansas)        

Great find.....I have this machine. Does anyone know where I can get a filter to go over the motor? Thanks so much! Richard.

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