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Kenmore!...the word of the 90's.....
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Post# 133385   4/21/2011 at 00:47 (4,352 days old) by 1926700 ()        

hey all.....guess what i found today......



a Kenmore Power Center! was only $3.00! i couldint believe is fully usable and completely in tact,the machine dates from 12 1992, which is really sad, cause i remember December 1992, ok i feel 40 , the only thing wrong with this machine is it was really really i had to soak the whole base and hood and handle....and wash the bag.....i turned out to die for!...i even had a genuine Power Center bag tucked away for such a occasion.... a very interesting trip back to 1992!

Post# 133386 , Reply# 1   4/21/2011 at 00:54 (4,352 days old) by 1926700 ()        

give good face!

Post# 133389 , Reply# 2   4/21/2011 at 01:42 (4,352 days old) by gmerkt (Edmonds WA)        

Can you tell us the model number of this machine, please?

Post# 133390 , Reply# 3   4/21/2011 at 01:48 (4,352 days old) by 1926700 ()        

it is 116-3226590

Post# 133413 , Reply# 4   4/21/2011 at 09:58 (4,352 days old) by vacman117 (Chicago, IL)        

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My grandparents had that same exact vacuum except it had a stretch hose and it was 7 amps!! I loved that vacuum! But it went through hell and back unfortunately. After my grandparents stopped using it, they gave it to me, and it got thrown out a few weeks later. It was a great vacuum though! Congrats!!

Post# 133544 , Reply# 5   4/21/2011 at 23:59 (4,351 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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You know what, crummy ole Phillip would have gotten that machine had we been thrifting together.
I have been lucky to find 4 different models and poor Jason just stood back and drooled.
You see, whenever Jason and I thrift together I carry a rifle with me and have only shot Jason maybe 6 times. Lol
Really though dude, nice find and I would have let you have that but only because I already have that model lol

Post# 133565 , Reply# 6   4/22/2011 at 07:51 (4,351 days old) by kenmore81 (Warwick, RI)        

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Thats the one my cousin had, I had the blue 7.5 amp. Loved that vacuum. I did like the hose on the 6.5 better as mine was the stretchy hose and we all know what happens to them when you put Mr. Crevice tool on ;)

Congrats it looks great.



Post# 133638 , Reply# 7   4/22/2011 at 14:06 (4,351 days old) by Trebor ()        
It looks like.....

a Hoover! Is it, under the hood?

Post# 133686 , Reply# 8   4/22/2011 at 21:26 (4,350 days old) by 1926700 ()        
no trebor.....

these were actually built by, believe it or not Panasonic. this was there only (at least to my knowledge) direct air machine....there was said to be a actual Panasonic named version...that was produced for commercial use and was made in red and black...but ive never seen one before......


Post# 133785 , Reply# 9   4/23/2011 at 12:00 (4,350 days old) by kenmore81 (Warwick, RI)        

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I have the Panasonic I will post pics when its not raining, its out back, plus I have to got to bed in a few lol.

Post# 458721 , Reply# 10   12/21/2022 at 12:29 by Ilovehoovers (England)        
Goblin Laser knockoff?

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This looks like the Goblin Laser, is it a knockoff? (image courtesy of Turbo500)

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Post# 458725 , Reply# 11   12/21/2022 at 15:11 by Kloveland (Tulsa)        

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I seriously doubt it. Those elite style power centers were Panasonic made. Good cleaners but ear deafening loud.

Post# 458726 , Reply# 12   12/21/2022 at 16:19 by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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This is the Panasonic Ultra Pro commercial version. I like these vacuums, I think in my humble opinion they are the best cleaning Elite style machines that I've ever used. Even better than Hoover, Eureka, Dirt Devil and Bissell. But I still prefer the clean air versions. Will see if the new Sebo/Karcher will outclean my Kenmore Power Center or not.

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Post# 458731 , Reply# 13   12/22/2022 at 03:16 by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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I  love the Whisper tone  line of Kenmore not sure if  80s  or 90s but the rectangular  Kenmore whisper tone 116  canister with  on off switch on handle black variable speed oooooooooh bb  id lovethat one my  aunt had one  i used it alot hehe what a sweet machine .

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