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Kenmore Dura Power Model 216.37045800
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Post# 195315   8/15/2012 at 22:58 (2,885 days old) by gmerkt (Edmonds WA)        

Bobby, this one's for you.

This is the Kenmore Dura Power Model 216.37045800, with "Dual Cyclone Action." This one has a serial number of 2408005137. They used different serial number formats for different models in this series, but the third and fourth digit "08" are contemporary with production of other models.

I mentioned these in a previous post when we were discussing the Phone Mate-made Kenmore uprights. Well, another one has come my way. I had the last one in inventory for so long, that it was another model that I told myself "no more of these."

As also happens, when a really nice one comes along, it's difficult to pass it by. This one was in very nice, clean condition. The filters were moderately dirty, it had a broken belt, and the handle release button was missing (not uncommon on this series).

It didn't take much work to put this one back in a salable condition, so I'll start with a lower price than the last one I had (which required new filters and more work). Maybe this one will move more quickly.

Those handle release buttons just snap in place, and must come out fairly easily in the hands of consumers. I've had this issue before on this series. The replacement for this machine is a color mismatch, as I had a couple of these parts from donor machines but not maroon ones.

Some models in this series have power switches in the handle, and are wired to a PCB further down that in turn activates the motor when the switch up top is pressed. It's a little dodgy-sounding if you're not used to it, as there is a slight delay before the machine actually starts working. The flickery headlamp immediately during start is also characteristic of this set-up.

Other models have a simple on/off switch activated by a foot lever toward the bottom of the handle/case. This are simple electrical switches with no pico-second delay.

As I've said before, these are heavy, bulky machines but this one is the heaviest one in the series I've encountered so far. It weighs 26 pounds. Part of that weight comes from the motorized automatic carpet level adjustment mechanism.

Post# 195316 , Reply# 1   8/15/2012 at 22:59 (2,885 days old) by gmerkt (Edmonds WA)        

Another picture:

Post# 195317 , Reply# 2   8/15/2012 at 23:01 (2,885 days old) by gmerkt (Edmonds WA)        

One more picture. Note the distinctive white accent surround on the back, common to all models in this series.

Post# 195319 , Reply# 3   8/15/2012 at 23:10 (2,885 days old) by szymonrules (Philadelphia, PA )        
I love these!!

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But I can never get one, bagged, bagless, or broken! :P

Post# 195985 , Reply# 4   8/18/2012 at 10:45 (2,882 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        

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I have several of these used only once or twice (new) I am near Atlantic city . I am selling them for $50.00 a piece . I have the top of the line bagged brown one I think I have two of those ,plus I have a blue bagless one no pics yet because they are deep in my vacuum closet between hundreds of vacuums .

Post# 195988 , Reply# 5   8/18/2012 at 11:05 (2,882 days old) by szymonrules (Philadelphia, PA )        

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I would be VERY interested. I know this will sound like "kill me now" but would you be able to post a pictue of them, or atleast find out the model numbers so I can google what they look like? Thanks!

Post# 195996 , Reply# 6   8/18/2012 at 12:55 (2,882 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
I will get them out

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tomorrow and take pics .

Post# 196025 , Reply# 7   8/18/2012 at 15:00 (2,882 days old) by Vacuumfreeeke ()        

Thanks for sharing.... it is fascinating, though I think they are hideous! LOL Apparently that model was made to compete with the dirt devil reaction?

Your substitute handle release pedal actually looks pretty good on there.... now if it had been green or blue or something, it would have looked really bad.... you know lots of manufacturers are making the "action" parts of the vacuum a different color than the rest, and this would seem to be in keeping wit that theory.

Compare this to that Kenmore, at least as far as the dirt chamber goes... very similar....

Post# 196181 , Reply# 8   8/19/2012 at 13:15 (2,881 days old) by gmerkt (Edmonds WA)        

My choice of colors on handle release buttons was the gold/yellow color or avocado. Gold was tolerable, but avocado just didn't do it. If I hadn't had the yellow one, I think I would've gotten out some red spray paint for the avocado.

Post# 196184 , Reply# 9   8/19/2012 at 14:01 (2,881 days old) by Vacuumfreeeke ()        

Are the plus and minus buttons on the handle for the height adjust or motor speed?

Post# 196206 , Reply# 10   8/19/2012 at 18:12 (2,881 days old) by szymonrules (Philadelphia, PA )        
Is this...

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a Phonemate? It looks like one but I don't know.

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Post# 196238 , Reply# 11   8/19/2012 at 22:06 (2,881 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        

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I just pulled them outta the closet I will post pics tomorrow

Post# 196243 , Reply# 12   8/19/2012 at 22:26 (2,881 days old) by szymonrules (Philadelphia, PA )        

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Thanks a lot!

Post# 196402 , Reply# 13   8/20/2012 at 22:33 (2,880 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        

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Here are the pictures of the two I am selling . $100.00 for both they are sold together . The brown one is the top of line Progressive from 2007 it has a neat feature where as you go from carpet to bare floor the brush shuts of as soon as it touches bare floors ,plus finger tip height adjustment hepa 40 ft cord like new condition . Dirt finder light . 216.37115700

Blue bagless carpet bare floor switch dirt finder hepa 40 ft cord both have all attachments complete . 216.37035700

Post# 196410 , Reply# 14   8/20/2012 at 22:58 (2,880 days old) by szymonrules (Philadelphia, PA )        
I would be VERY...

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interested in the Brown one, it's bagged right? Thanks! Please email me. (email in profile) Thanks!

Post# 196414 , Reply# 15   8/20/2012 at 23:09 (2,880 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        

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I am selling them as a pair . If not I will keep them .

Post# 196416 , Reply# 16   8/20/2012 at 23:12 (2,880 days old) by szymonrules (Philadelphia, PA )        
If I...

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understood you, in your previous post you said that they're 50 a piece but you didn't mention anything about a pair.

Post# 196419 , Reply# 17   8/20/2012 at 23:16 (2,880 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Sorry I changed my mind if

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I am selling them its a PAIR . They are really great machines and thats how I am selling them if not I keep them ...

Post# 196426 , Reply# 18   8/20/2012 at 23:32 (2,880 days old) by szymonrules (Philadelphia, PA )        

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Than I guess I have to pass as I don't need both at the moment. Also, if you didn't want to sell them, you could've just said so instead of trying to sell them as a pair as most people don't need two vacuums that are technically identical, unless you weren't doing that than sorry. Also, what did you mean about the auto brush shutoff? If you're really having your heart set on selling both, than keep them aside as I will be interested in the near future. Thanks.

Post# 196429 , Reply# 19   8/20/2012 at 23:37 (2,880 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Yes I am interested in

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selling both sorry for that let me know . As soon as the nozzle touches a bare floor the brush roller automatically shuts off . I want to sell both so I dont regret selling one over the other . If they both go I am happy one gone I will regret the sale . They are better than I thought they were : ) owning over 400 vacuums I forget about many of my vacuums .

Post# 196430 , Reply# 20   8/20/2012 at 23:42 (2,880 days old) by szymonrules (Philadelphia, PA )        

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Is it ok if I email you closer to the end of the month? Also, that's a really cool feautre, I wonder how they pulled it off. Also, by the way, do you have a Windtunnel 2 upright or Fantom Lightning Canister?

Post# 196434 , Reply# 21   8/20/2012 at 23:57 (2,880 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Perfect ,

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I love that feautre and no other Kenmore or any other brand of vacuum does that .
Yes I have a Bagless Red Windtunnel 2 I will sell to you for $25.00 with the purchase of the two Kenmore`s . Email me when U R ready .

Post# 196499 , Reply# 22   8/21/2012 at 09:09 (2,879 days old) by szymonrules (Philadelphia, PA )        
Will do!

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Post# 196506 , Reply# 23   8/21/2012 at 10:35 (2,879 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Wow Dan those ae some nice looking vacuum's, They look very big compared to the Euro style vacuum we get here 

Post# 196507 , Reply# 24   8/21/2012 at 10:42 (2,879 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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The Kenmore shown is very similar to the Panasonic Twin Bin series of uprights that used to be sold in the 1990s. I had a few. They were very lightweight and not as substantial in look to the Kenmore pictured here. 



Post# 196624 , Reply# 25   8/21/2012 at 22:01 (2,879 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        

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They are REALLY big machines . Very well made and interesting features on the brown one . They both clean really well but are heavy around 25 lbs . I have no idea what company makes them might be LG or something from TTI .

Post# 196689 , Reply# 26   8/22/2012 at 10:13 (2,878 days old) by szymonrules (Philadelphia, PA )        

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They were made my Phone-Mate. :)

Post# 196690 , Reply# 27   8/22/2012 at 10:29 (2,878 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
Does Phone Mate

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make anyother vacuum in the US ? The bagless has Dirt Devil chrome things in the dust cup.

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