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Post# 178612   4/25/2012 at 23:09 (2,895 days old) by DysonKing474 ()        

Could anyone tell me what model cannister by kenmore i had, it was blue, and was older than the progressive cannister, it might have been made in the 90s or really early 2000s
please help i need to find out

Post# 178720 , Reply# 1   4/26/2012 at 20:55 (2,894 days old) by tazcatsdad (Buffalo, NY)        
Can you post a picture?

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That might help in identifying the machine.


Bill W.

Post# 178749 , Reply# 2   4/27/2012 at 00:38 (2,894 days old) by gmerkt (Edmonds WA)        

There are lots of Kenmore canisters in that era, a great many diff. models and sometimes only a color change caused a different model number to be assigned. They've made Progressive models for some time, but they also offered other named models simultaneously, like the Whispertone (plain, 100, 200, 300). Plus entry level machines that simply said Kenmore with no model name. So, it might've been made right along with the Progressives.

A picture might help, but Kenmore schematics aren't in color to help with ID. Was the machine rectangular or oval-ish, that information might get us in the right decade.

If your object is to try to get another machine just like it, you may have to settle for something close but not necessarily the exact model number. Go to Google images and put in "Kenmore canister vacuum cleaner" or similar. You'll get to see lots of pictures and you might find something close. Also look up the same thing on eBay and check Craig's List in your area; lots of pictures there.

Post# 178858 , Reply# 3   4/27/2012 at 17:11 (2,893 days old) by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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Hi DysonKing,

Was it perhaps like one of these in the linked photo?

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Post# 178860 , Reply# 4   4/27/2012 at 17:21 (2,893 days old) by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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Or maybe this Sanyo made Kenmore canister (B)?

BTW, these are from a Sears ad from about 1999.
I'm not really sure what years Sears made what. I was told that the Progressive canisters came out in 1998, and then the 'jellybean' basic and Whispertone models came out in 2001, replacing the canister style in the first photo I linked above.

I know in November 1999, we bought a hunter green Kenmore Whispertone at Sears. I remember it was not in a box, and it had/has a label with the price on the bottom for $349.99, so I'm pretty sure it was the display/demonstrator model. The motor in the Power-Mate is dated August 1999, so it could not have been on display long. I'm not sure why they were selling the display so quickly unless it was being replaced by a new model. I can't recall if they had the Progressives then.

Does anyone have ads from this era they could share?

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