Thread Number: 33917  /  Tag: 50s/60s/70s Vacuum Cleaners
Vintage Kenmore Canister Vacuum ID?
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Post# 367998   3/7/2017 at 15:30 (566 days old) by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)        

Hey guys, I just picked this up this morning and was hoping someone could tell me something about it.

The finish is satin instead of shiny, the hose fits into the front instead of the top, the two wands have a release mechanism. instead of just a button, no cord reel, it wraps underneath, the hose is plastic and I have no idea what bags it uses.

The Model number is 116.2517080 SN is D72400492.

Missing the tools. I think one like it is for sale on Ebay right now.

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Post# 368001 , Reply# 1   3/7/2017 at 16:22 (566 days old) by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)        
Found some bags?

found a few packages or 5041/45 aka H bags in my two tubs of Kenmore/Panasonic tubs.

Seem to fit, are these the correct bags for this vacuum cleaner?

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Post# 368005 , Reply# 2   3/7/2017 at 17:15 (566 days old) by Rainbowd4 (TN )        

This is a bottom of the line model from '84/'85.

Post# 368007 , Reply# 3   3/7/2017 at 17:26 (566 days old) by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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I think it takes 1 5011 bag. Steel City Vacuum still sticks that.

Post# 368017 , Reply# 4   3/7/2017 at 18:51 (566 days old) by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)        

um, it may need servicing. Not a screw head in sight, but I did find some tabs under the rubber bumper band at the rear of the unit.

Hope I can refurbish the motor.

Post# 368018 , Reply# 5   3/7/2017 at 18:53 (566 days old) by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)        
Yeah Chris...

I kinda guessed it was the no frills model. Found this after the earlier post.

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Post# 368039 , Reply# 6   3/8/2017 at 08:35 (565 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

Good little vac for smaller areas if used with care as this one was.I have seen many Sears but very few of this style and almost none with the strap cord.After all Sears/Whirlpool were among the very first to use direct connect hose.
5045 bags should be correct and may not match picture on above packages.
More screws are under rubber gasket under bag lid.

Post# 368041 , Reply# 7   3/8/2017 at 08:57 (565 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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There should be a time dial stamped in the underside of the hood. It goes in the early 80s set. Probably 84-85

Post# 368179 , Reply# 8   3/9/2017 at 19:22 (564 days old) by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)        
Got it going......

Sounds nice. The power nozzle has an impact punch underneath, will take it apart next week and see what I can do to restore that. Then give it a good cleaning.

I will probably offer it to other collectors.

Post# 379502 , Reply# 9   10/9/2017 at 20:20 (350 days old) by Jasonshlds1983 (Pittsburgh pa)        
The attachments for your kenmore 1.7

I have the 2 of the attachments for your kenmore on eBay itís a crevice tool and fabric upholstery brush that flies to the vacuum cleaner that your missing I donít have the dusting brush and floor brush

CLICK HERE TO GO TO Jasonshlds1983's LINK on eBay

Post# 379506 , Reply# 10   10/9/2017 at 21:23 (350 days old) by Jasonshlds1983 (Pittsburgh pa)        
The dusting brush and floor brush

I found the dusting brush and floor brush on eBay not the same color as the crevice tool and fabric and upholstery brush

CLICK HERE TO GO TO Jasonshlds1983's LINK on eBay

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