Kenmore 116.31189 Owner's Manual

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Owner's Manual
Vacuum Cleaner
Model
116.31189
116.38199
116.38413
116.39189
CAUTION:
Read and follow all
safety and operating
instructions before first
use of this product°
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
Part No_CO1ZASX00U00-4370818
Printed in U.S.A.

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  • Page 1 Owner's Manual Vacuum Cleaner Model 116.31189 116.38199 116.38413 116.39189 CAUTION: Read and follow all safety and operating instructions before first use of this product° Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A. Part No_CO1ZASX00U00-4370818 Printed in U.S.A.
  • Page 2: Limited One-Year Warranty

    Your vacuum's model and serial numbers are located on the Model and Serial Number Piate. Use the space below to record the model number and serial number of your new Kenmore vacuum Model No.
  • Page 3 WARNING Your safety is important to us.To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, injury to persons or damage when using your vacuum cleaner, follow basic safety pre- cautions including the following: Do not use with any opening blocked; Read this manual before assembling keep free of dust, lint, hair and anything using your vacuum cleaner.
  • Page 4 It is important to know your vacuum cleaner parts and features to assure its proper safe use° Review these before using your cleaner. Item Part No. Part No. In U.S. In Canada On/Off Switch Handlj-----* Handle Mounted Dust Bag 20-50688 20-50680 (Some Models) Ueadiight Bulb...
  • Page 5: Handle Assembly

    PACKING LIST on the cover of the separate Repair Parts List, Use this list to verify that 'Handle you have received all the components of your new Kenmore vacuum. WARNING Electrical Shock Hazard Do not plug into the electrical sup- ply until the assembly is complete°...
  • Page 6: Cord Assembly

    CORD ASSEMBLY Using a _kk,,_O _ screwdriver, _ -_// Make sure the quick release cord hook is tighten ...[J. X]J_ in the upright position. Remove the wire tshceew., " tie from the power cord,, Lock the cord into place by forcing it into the locking notch on...
  • Page 7: Some Models

    To select a pile height setting: Turn off cleaner. Select a pile height set- ting by tilting the cleaner back until front wheels are lifted slightly off the floor as illustrated. Slide the adjustment lever to the correct setting.. SUGGESTED PILE HEIGHT SETTINGS You may need to raise the height to make...
  • Page 8: Troubleshooting

    Release the handle by pressing down on the handle release pedal with your foot and pulling back and down on the handle with your hand. Handle I11" Release Pedal BODY MOUNTED HANDLE MOUNTED SOME MODELS SOME MODELS To start the vacuum cleaner, put the To start the vacuum...
  • Page 9 Align the tabs on the extension wand with the "J" slots in the hose. Push the wand into the hose and twist to the right to lock. The attached To achieve maximum hose end swivels Swivel reach with the attach- to make cleaning ments, add the crevice easier in every...
  • Page 10 TO STORE ATTACHMENTS: CAUTION Remove dusting brush or upholstery tool,, Snap into appropriate storage location° DO NOT pull the vacuum cleaner Remove crevice tool from the wand around the room by the hose. twisting. Lay aside,, Property damage could result. Remove the extension wand from the...
  • Page 11: Motor Protection System

    Carpet edges. For best cleaning Guide eitherside or the front of the noz- results, keep the zle along a baseboard, T he full length airflow passage brushes help removedirt at carpet edges_ clear,. Stairs. Occasionally, check each of Put handle in full upright position, Use the crevice tool or fabric brush,, the areas indi-...
  • Page 12 Always follow all safety precautions when cleaning and servicing the vacuum cleaner_ Electrical Shock And Personal Injury Hazard Disconnect electrical supply before servicing or cleaning the unit. Failure to do so could result electrical shock or personal injury from cleaner suddenly starting.
  • Page 13 ol.T.bel Check the dust TO REMOVE BAG: tube and the motor safety filter° WARNING If either is blocked, check the TROUBLE- SHOOTING chart TO REPLACE BAG: Fold the safety Dust Bag seal tab on the Press the new dust bag Release Seal Tab reiease button...
  • Page 14 If the motor safety filter, located in the bot- Check motor safety filter frequently tom of the dust bag cavity is dirty, remove it clean when dirty. by pulling forward out from under the ribs. HIlllt WARNING Motor Safety Electrical Shock Hazard Filter...
  • Page 15 Unfold the new dust Position the Bag -_ bag cover so Cover its position- Body Insert the dust bag ingtab fits Positioning completely onto the into the body Slot dirt tube by holding positioning the bag collar,. slot. Close Bag Covet Positioning Snap the dust bag the bag...
  • Page 16: To Remove Belt

    Belt Electrical Shock Or Personal Injury Hazard Disconnect electrical supply before Agitator servicing or cleaning the unit. Failure to do so could result electrical shock or personal injury The agitator and belt are now exposed. from cleaner suddenly starting. Carefully remove any residue that may...
  • Page 17: To Replace Belt

    TO REPLACE BELT: CAUTION Make sure that the carpet/bare floor When you remove the end caps, a selector is in the carpet position., small metal washer on each end Loop the new belt on the motor shaft° may come off. DO NOT lose these two metal washers.
  • Page 18: Belt Routing

    To re-attach the base plate, insert the BELT ROUTING tabs into the slots along the front edge of the base. Place the vacuum in full upright Correct Routing of Belt position. Lower the base plate to its origi- (Selector in Carpet Position) nal position..
  • Page 19 Always follow all safety precautions when Close clean-out port cover firmly to insure seal cleaning and servicing the vacuum cleaner. Re-insert the hose into the opening the lower body from which it was removed. Press firmly to assure WARNiN G....connection.
  • Page 20 Grasp the bulb socket assembly and while Electrical Shock Or Personal Injury Hazard gently rock- ing it from Disconnect electrical supply before side to side, servicing or cleaning the unit. pull it up out Failure to do so could result in of the noz- Bulb Socket Assembly electrical shock or personal injury...
  • Page 21: Agitator Cleaning

    TO REPLACE AGITATOR: Remove the nozzle cover and agitator. See BELT CHANGING AND AGITATOR Electrical Shock Or Personal Injury CLEANING. Hazard Replace agitator with a new one. Disconnect electrical supply before servicing or cleaning the unit. Reassemble the belt, agitator and nozzle Failure to do so could result in cover_ See BELT CHANGING...
  • Page 22 Review this chart to find do-it-yourself solutions for minor performance problems, Any ser- vice needed, other than those described in this owner's manual, should be performed an authorized service representative,, Disconnect_ or cleaning the unit. Failure to do so could result in electrical shock...

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