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Post# 206575   11/12/2012 at 11:08 (2,695 days old) by FantomFan (Rochester, New York)        

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There was talk of a bagless kenmore that looked like an electrolux months ago. It was made by electrolux, and so was the canister version. the kenmore upright you guys were reffering to was the "SEARS KENMORE CYCLONIC CLEANING SYSTEM". They came out in the us around 2001, and did not sell well, not to mention the lousy rating in consumer reports. I was given a promotional video for this vacuum, from the sears saleslady in 2002, and I beleive that was the last year for these vacuums. I've seen three in my life time. I also have a promotional video for the progressive bagged. Here is the picture:

Post# 206589 , Reply# 1   11/12/2012 at 12:43 (2,695 days old) by Vacuumfreeeke ()        

I sold those in 2001/2... well, didn't sell them actually, because NOBODY bought them. The dirt cup fell out, the hose dangled on the floor, the attachments didn't stay on, and I personally thought it was ugly. Cheap, cheap cheap! Not to mention, a it was a heavy beast. The handle release pedal was even flimsy... The dirt chamber was like that from a Eureka Whirlwind, and the rest of it was like that Electrolux Aptitude.... I did like the handle and slide switch...

Post# 208309 , Reply# 2   12/1/2012 at 16:22 (2,675 days old) by director12 ()        

It might be an Electrolux and Kenmore in a blender.

Post# 208334 , Reply# 3   12/1/2012 at 22:16 (2,675 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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The original version of this machine is a bagged upright made by Electrolux in the UK for Europe. A 120volt version was then brought into North America as a light blue Eureka Oxygen upright. When Electrolux bought back the rights to use its name on vacs they sell in North America the blue Eureka Oxygen Upright was relabelled as an orange Electrolux Aptitude upright. Sears then contracted Electrolux to make a bagless Kenmore version for them which basically slapped a Eureka Whirlwind dust container onto an Aptitude's body.

Post# 208335 , Reply# 4   12/1/2012 at 22:21 (2,675 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Correction! Bobby says he sold these Kenmores at Sears in 2001, so this probably happened before the Aptitude showed up in North American stores. This Bagless Kenmore made by Electrolux was probably being sold at the same time the bagged Eureka Oxygen Upright was on the market.

Post# 208359 , Reply# 5   12/2/2012 at 04:01 (2,675 days old) by Vacuumfreeeke ()        

When I read your first response, I thought, oh no, that can't be right because the bagless monstrosity definitely preceded the Aptitude :o)

Post# 208366 , Reply# 6   12/2/2012 at 07:38 (2,675 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Hey Bobby - I always love your posts, especially those relating to your time at Sears. Lots of my "contemporary" vac memories come from my obsessive visits to the vac displays in department and big box stores, and your experience at Sears really helps me to clarify a foggy memory sometimes!

Here in Toronto, I remember the first appearance of real live Swedish Electroluxes happened at Sears in 2007 or 2008 or maybe a year before that . Their stores all displayed a line-up of orange vacs using the real European Electrolux symbol: Harmony canister, Oxygen Power Nozzle canister, Aptitude upright, and I think an Ergorapido stick vac and hand vac.

Post# 208514 , Reply# 7   12/2/2012 at 22:37 (2,674 days old) by gmerkt (Edmonds WA)        

Can anyone furnish a model number for one of the Kenmore machines under discussion?

The introduction of information re. later Eureka/Electrolux uprights has me confused, so I'll post a couple of pictures on a new post.

Post# 259336 , Reply# 8   12/12/2013 at 20:02 (2,299 days old) by director12 ()        

Didn't know these models existed.

Post# 259343 , Reply# 9   12/12/2013 at 22:49 (2,299 days old) by floor-a-matic (somewhere)        

The Kenmore Cyclonic was made around 1999-2002; they used the same style dirt cup & cyclonic chamber as the 1st-generation Eureka WhirlWhind

Post# 259345 , Reply# 10   12/12/2013 at 23:37 (2,299 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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did the Eureka lux ( from Lowe's ) also have one with the Electrolux name on it?

Post# 259382 , Reply# 11   12/13/2013 at 15:11 (2,298 days old) by rainbowguy326 ()        
Kenmore Cyclonic...

Hey everyone. I did a bit of searching and I think you will enjoy what I found! The Kenmore Cyclonic Cleaning System!


Post# 259392 , Reply# 12   12/13/2013 at 17:00 (2,298 days old) by ultralux88 (Denver, Colorado)        

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Anyone else have the canister version?

Post# 259396 , Reply# 13   12/13/2013 at 17:52 (2,298 days old) by man114 (Buffalo NY)        

That blue canister, which I have, is actually dual cyclonic having the chambers stacked one on top of the other, but it seems less efficient by design than the more traditional setup. It was made by elextrolux, in sweden if I recall.

Post# 259562 , Reply# 14   12/15/2013 at 08:26 (2,297 days old) by director12 ()        

We are all fed up with companies being outsourced.

Post# 376462 , Reply# 15   8/5/2017 at 21:51 (967 days old) by carolinaguy1996 (Candler, NC)        

It's funny I'm reviving an outdated post. That Kenmore cyclonic canister looks odd. I bet these machines got done for due to Dyson's popularity, correct?

Post# 376476 , Reply# 16   8/6/2017 at 09:46 (967 days old) by vacerator (Macomb Michigan)        
The Kenmore bagless

cyclonic canister was made in Sweden by Electrolux. Power head by Eureka. Also marketed by Eureka as the second modern vac to have the name Whirlwind.
In Europe, it was the Electrolux Cyclone Power. Single stage fan motor, while the bagged Oxygen series had a two stage fan motor.

Post# 376477 , Reply# 17   8/6/2017 at 10:33 (967 days old) by carolinaguy1996 (Candler, NC)        

Well, at least it's not made in China.

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