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Post# 388755   3/22/2018 at 19:03 (186 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Hi guys! Today is finally the day I got my new old vacuum from eBay! Itís a Sears Kenmore Whispertone upright vacuum, and I got for $64.99 + $34.95 shipping which makes it $99.94, yikes but still worth it! Iíve been craving for a Kenmore vacuum after my Progressive Direct Drive that I found 5 years ago and sadly got rid of 3 years ago because I vacuumed my sisters room when she had bedbug problems. But no biggie itís all good! This is the later models from around 2000/2001, and I think they started making the Whispertones around the early 90ís, which I love to find soon. But anyways enjoy these pics of my addition to my collection!

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Post# 388756 , Reply# 1   3/22/2018 at 19:04 (186 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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It also came with all of the original attachments too!

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Post# 388757 , Reply# 2   3/22/2018 at 19:05 (186 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Post# 388758 , Reply# 3   3/22/2018 at 19:06 (186 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Post# 388759 , Reply# 4   3/22/2018 at 19:07 (186 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Doesnít effect anything!

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Post# 388760 , Reply# 5   3/22/2018 at 19:08 (186 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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It also comes with a new bag, which I already used.

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Post# 388761 , Reply# 6   3/22/2018 at 19:08 (186 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Love the old navy blue color.

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Post# 388762 , Reply# 7   3/22/2018 at 19:10 (186 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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I also kept the extra long stretch hose that came from my old Progressive.

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Post# 388763 , Reply# 8   3/22/2018 at 19:12 (186 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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I can also use the 12 inch hose with 2 wands and floor brush that came from my Riccar tool set too!

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Post# 388764 , Reply# 9   3/22/2018 at 19:15 (186 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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This Kenmore is definitely a piece of beauty!

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Post# 388765 , Reply# 10   3/22/2018 at 19:18 (186 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Almost similar.

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Post# 388766 , Reply# 11   3/22/2018 at 19:21 (186 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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All fired up!

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Post# 388767 , Reply# 12   3/22/2018 at 19:23 (186 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Feelin comfort in a new home 🏠

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Post# 388768 , Reply# 13   3/22/2018 at 19:28 (186 days old) by HonestJoe68 (Mansfield, Ohio)        

Very Nice!! Great collection of vacuums and I Love your new Kenmore. I have a soft spot for certain Kenmore vacuums too, especially the ones made by Panasonic.

Congratulations on your beautiful navy blue Kenmore Whispertone! Thanks for sharing your pics too, let us know how you like it for cleaning and how all those attachment tool choices work. I love the Riccar attachments and I love the vacuums you can plug directly into the back like those, instead of just adding on to the length of the original hose.

Itís a real beauty!

Post# 388769 , Reply# 14   3/22/2018 at 19:36 (186 days old) by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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Nice find. Some Kenmore Progressives in later years at least also came with that same floor brush!

Post# 388770 , Reply# 15   3/22/2018 at 20:00 (186 days old) by Lux_Luthor (Tennessee)        

Iíve had the Panasonic versions of this. Great machines. Gave them to family who abused them but they lasted a lot longer than most!

Post# 388771 , Reply# 16   3/22/2018 at 20:55 (186 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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HonestJoe68, fans-of-fans, and Lex_Luthor, thank all of yíall, Iím so glad yíall impressed of my vacuum collection and my new Whispertone!

Post# 388774 , Reply# 17   3/22/2018 at 21:08 (186 days old) by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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Post# 388780 , Reply# 18   3/22/2018 at 21:31 (186 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Thanks MadMan!

Post# 388781 , Reply# 19   3/22/2018 at 21:31 (186 days old) by broomvac (N/A)        

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Excellent Kenmore! I'll bet its a hearty vacuum.

Can you use the synthetic HEPA Kenmore "Type O" bags in it? If so, I would highly recommend them. I use those bags in my Kenmore and the suction never seems to quit no matter how full the bag gets. The Kenmore I have is a slightly later model. It's the "Progressive Intelliclean" with the direct drive brush roll, dirt meter, swing open bag door, etc. I replaced the two-row direct drive brush for an identical four-row unit. The performance is insane.

Thanks for sharing!

Post# 388795 , Reply# 20   3/23/2018 at 00:18 (186 days old) by compactc9guy (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        
very nice upright Kenmore

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Nice find! I love that area of Kenmore canister and upright they are true work horse ,Its nice that you have attachments and the long hose that you can use whit it happy vacuuming nice to add to the collection once in a while a treat hehe.

Post# 388801 , Reply# 21   3/23/2018 at 05:31 (185 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Thank u compactc9guy!

Post# 388812 , Reply# 22   3/23/2018 at 10:00 (185 days old) by bryan1980 (Texas)        
I've always liked

the Panasonic uprights from this era, and anything similar (Sharp Twin Energy, Sanyo). Good machines, and clean styling. It's sad that Panasonic is all but leaving the vac business, but at least we can get similar machines from Tacony.

Post# 388992 , Reply# 23   3/24/2018 at 21:16 (184 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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For an extra, I also got used but in really perfect condition handi mate jr air powered tool on eBay! All it needs is a new belt!

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Post# 388998 , Reply# 24   3/24/2018 at 22:22 (184 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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2 questions, anyone knows what month and year my Whispertone was made in? And where can I get a new belt my powermate jr? Thanks!

Post# 389091 , Reply# 25   3/26/2018 at 11:30 (182 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        
Early 2000's

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These were one of the last Whispertones that Kenmore sold, they were discontinued in favor for the Progressive series. You may not notice but you're actually missing the exhaust cover for this, it would use another filter which can be washed if you want better filtration. Overall nice find you have there, it's one of my favorite Kenmores of all time.

Post# 389135 , Reply# 26   3/26/2018 at 21:09 (182 days old) by mr_mom (pittsburgh (PA))        

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i had a lot of problems with this model where to start when i would but it in bare floor mode it would not stay put and turn the brush on and i would take it to in for repair so many times but on the last time to sears for repair would be last time i just picked it up from the store and two days later i was using it and out of no where it started getting sparking by handle release then it started melting i tossed that kenmore out the door

Post# 389154 , Reply# 27   3/27/2018 at 02:03 (181 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Hi Panasonicvac! I enjoy your videos and love your vacuums, can you show me what the exhaust cover looks like? I never noticed I was missing a part.

Post# 389155 , Reply# 28   3/27/2018 at 02:14 (181 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Panasonicvac, that explains why the blankets and other things weíre getting blown, where can I find an exhaust cover?

Post# 389167 , Reply# 29   3/27/2018 at 05:31 (181 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Hi mr mom, yes I did remember reading your post about your whispertone, thatís really crazy, I hope my whispertone doesnít do the same thing just like yours did. And when I set the brushroll setting off, the brushroll is still on. Is there a way to get that fixed? Thank you

Post# 389255 , Reply# 30   3/27/2018 at 22:40 (181 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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Part number for the cover is 4369056 and for the filter is 4368669. Unfortunately both of the parts have been discontinued and the stock for them was depleted. Your only best shot is to find another one used from a different model.

Reply #26;

Sounds like you've had a bad experience from Sears. The frame pedal was probably bad and it's uncommon for that to happen. You could've had a vacuum store replace it for you and not just Sears because Sears doesn't manufacture their own products or their parts.

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Post# 389479 , Reply# 31   3/30/2018 at 18:54 by mr_mom (pittsburgh (PA))        

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i could have but it was still under warranty then and the closest repair place was an hour away

Post# 389528 , Reply# 32   3/31/2018 at 13:15 by FantomFan (Rochester, New York)        
Great machine!

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Iíve come across a few of these machines over the years. I would change the belt on a regular basis, they seem to wear fairly quickly on these. I also recommend Kenmore HEPA bags- they protect the motor from dust accumulation. They also keep the bag compartment much cleaner.

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