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Kenmore Carpet Extraction System
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Post# 175503   4/1/2012 at 13:13 (2,918 days old) by Koobam ()        

Pretty neat find - never knew Kenmore had something like this.

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Post# 175511 , Reply# 1   4/1/2012 at 15:36 (2,918 days old) by raycarter (Taylor, Michigan)        

This machine was originally called the Kenmore Power Spray carpet cleaner, and was manufactured and sold.during the 1970s and 1980s. There were actually several different models, with at least one having a power nozzle that Sears referred to as the "Spraymate", which improved its carpet cleaning ability. One of my mother's friends had one, which we would occasionally borrow to clean our own carpets. A pretty effective machine overall, though somewhat cumbersome to use, since their was no self-contained clean solution tank, and required hookup to a nearby kitchen or bathroom faucet via a very long supply hose.

Post# 175514 , Reply# 2   4/1/2012 at 17:35 (2,918 days old) by vacman117 (Valparaiso, IN)        

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These were actually made in the 90s as well, as I have a Heavy Duty one. The later ones did have a solution tank system which did not require a faucet hookup. Some models even came with a dry power nozzle, which if I'm correct, was called the Dry Mate. They are indeed very effective machines but a hassle to use.

Post# 175562 , Reply# 3   4/2/2012 at 10:49 (2,917 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Sears carpet cleaner

These were commonly seen through the 90s.The center unit was a shop type wet/dry vac that lifted out of the outer unit which held clean solution and had pump in bottom center.Many different attachments available at different times as mentioned above.The pumps were the no 1 problem on these!

Post# 175571 , Reply# 4   4/2/2012 at 13:08 (2,917 days old) by danemodsandy ()        

....The Number One problem on these was parts availability! I had one for years, and towards the end, I was haunting thrift shops for parts, because that was faster than Sears Parts.

The other major problem was rolling them around. They were top-heavy and the casters were inadequate; the unit could fall over if pulled too quickly. Transporting one was a major pain, because then you didn't have any water in the tank to create a lower center of gravity. The unit would fall over in the van, and once it did, would roll around at every turn or stop.

When I replaced mine with a Bissell ProHeat 2X, it was a relief.

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