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Today's curb find Kenmore Whispertone
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Post# 191420   7/25/2012 at 18:50 (2,809 days old) by jodan3399 (Brownsville, PA)        

Assorted scuffs, loose parts, and a broken prong on the well-taped cord.

Post# 191421 , Reply# 1   7/25/2012 at 18:50 (2,809 days old) by jodan3399 (Brownsville, PA)        

What I love though is how easy replacing the cord is on these models, 2 screws and there you are, ready to wire in a "new" cord taken out of the parts bin.

Post# 191422 , Reply# 2   7/25/2012 at 18:51 (2,809 days old) by jodan3399 (Brownsville, PA)        

A bag change and a quick clean up. Still not a looker, but runs like a champ.

Post# 191429 , Reply# 3   7/25/2012 at 20:12 (2,809 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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Very nice!


Post# 191454 , Reply# 4   7/25/2012 at 22:45 (2,809 days old) by BriGuy (Wichita, Kansas)        
Nice Find!

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I have always had a fondness for the Panasonic/Kenmore uprights.

Post# 191492 , Reply# 5   7/26/2012 at 08:59 (2,808 days old) by kirbylux77 (Orillia, Ontario, Canada)        

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Nice find there!! I have a Kenmore Whispertone I found last fall that's even earlier than this one, the Whispertone Dual Motor, which was their first offering in the early 90's for clean-air uprights. Take care of that, & in particular, order a new set of carbons for the motor....I believe these were still using Ametek motors. If you replace the carbons & take good care of it, these will last a VERY long time.


Post# 191600 , Reply# 6   7/26/2012 at 19:53 (2,808 days old) by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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Good find. I believe that's a late 90s model because of the Kenmore logo and the curved headlight. I had a BOL red one (not a Whispertone) from the mid 90s that a neighbor had found in the trash and brought me. I liked it but the brushroll was broken.

Does yours have the attachments with it?

Post# 191927 , Reply# 7   7/28/2012 at 15:11 (2,806 days old) by jodan3399 (Brownsville, PA)        

Storms knocked the internet out for a bit.

Yes, it does have attachments on the back. They look like they were hardly used.

Went out early in the evening since I had to drop my son off at a friend's house, glad I did : ) really stormed that night.

Had I made my usual morning drive, it would have been drenched.

Post# 192684 , Reply# 8   8/1/2012 at 13:26 (2,802 days old) by mr_mom (pittsburgh (PA))        

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i had one of these and it wasnt working right so i took in to get serviced and they fixed it. the next day i go and pick it up and try it in the store and still wasnt working right and so i send it back out and picked it and took it home it was working right. with in 5 min of cleaning the floor it was on fire and a little bit of the hood melted on the kitchen floor and i took it back to sears and i got a full refund and i got a kenmore destiny 3000

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