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Kenmore Elite Vacuum Cleaner issues...need help taking it apart...Thank you in advance!
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Post# 411973   7/24/2019 at 09:39 (351 days old) by highroller (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)        

Hey all,

I'm trying to work on a Kenmore Elite Upright Vacuum Cleaner and can't get the hood off. I took out every screw I can find, but can't seem to get the hood off. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated!


Post# 411975 , Reply# 1   7/24/2019 at 10:18 (351 days old) by Highroller (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)        
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Post# 411977 , Reply# 2   7/24/2019 at 13:11 (351 days old) by kirbylux77 (Orillia, Ontario, Canada)        

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Larry, I know you want to take it apart & repair it yourself, but trust me - this is one machine you DO NOT want to open up & repair! VERY COMPLICATED DESIGN & a pain to re-assemble. Even repair shops bitch about the Kenmore uprights with Direct Drive. I also know from personal experience as I own the previous Kenmore Intuition with Direct Drive & tried to take it apart myself to do repairs, as you want to do....boy oh boy do I ever regret doing that!!!

Save yourself a HUGE headache & just take it into a repair shop. You won't regret spending the money.


Post# 411986 , Reply# 3   7/24/2019 at 16:22 (351 days old) by highroller (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)        
I work on most other

I appreciate the advice, but this is for a friend of mine, so I want to do what I can for her. I work on almost all other brands, but this one takes the cake on pain in the butt machines!!!!

Post# 411994 , Reply# 4   7/24/2019 at 20:51 (351 days old) by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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I've never taken apart a Kenmore Direct Drive, but here's a link to the parts diagram if that might help any.

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Post# 412039 , Reply# 5   7/26/2019 at 11:33 (349 days old) by highroller (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)        
Thank you Fan of Fans!

Thank you for sending this; I appreciate it!


Post# 412298 , Reply# 6   8/2/2019 at 15:12 (342 days old) by highroller (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)        
Anyone?!?!?!? Help!!!!! :)!!! How does this thing come apart? lol

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