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Vacuum Cleaner
OWNER'S MANUAL
READ THIS MANUAL for important safety,
assembly and operating instructions.

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   Summary of Contents for KENMORE Sears 116

  • Page 1 Vacuum Cleaner OWNER'S MANUAL READ THIS MANUAL for important safety, assembly and operating instructions.
  • Page 2 Read this Owner's Manual carefully for important use and safety information. RR4NTY VICE KENMORE VACUUM CLEANER If you need service or parts, visit your local Sears FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY service or parts department. They will be able to...
  • Page 3 NT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WARNING To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, injury to persons or damage when using your vacuum cleaner, follow basic safety precautions including the following: Read this manual before assembling Do not put any objects into openings. using your vacuum cleaner.
  • Page 4: Overview

    AND FEATURES It is important to know your vacuum cleaner parts UPRIGHT VACUUM CLEANER and features to assure its proper and safe use, Review these before using your cleaner. COPY YOUR MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBERSHERE. Handle Copy this information from the bottom of the vacuum cleaner into these spaces.
  • Page 5: Handle Assembly

    HANDLE ASSEMBLY (STANDARD MODEL) Before assembling your vacuum cleaner be sure you Carry Handle have all the parts shown. Screw Electrical Shock Hazard Do not plug into the electrical supply untll the assembly is complete. Failure to do so could result in electrical shock or injury.
  • Page 6 Using a screwdriver. tighten the screw, W TOSTART (STANDARD MODEL) Unwrap the power cord. Plug the power cord into a 120 volt outlet located near the floor. (OPTIONAL MODEL) 1. Turn the quick release cord hook CAUTION to either side and Release down to release the power cord.
  • Page 7: Pile Height Selection And Setting

    HEIGHT FLOOR SELECTION AND SETTING SETTING (OPTIONAL MODEL) To select the bare floor seffing: To select a pile height setting: Turn off the cleaner. Turn off the cleaner. Select a pile height setting by Tilt the cleaner back until the front wheels are lifteid tilting the cleaner back until the front wheels are lifted slightly off the floor.
  • Page 8: To Use Attachments

    AND POWER LEVELSELECTION HANDLEON/OFF SWITCH TWO SPEEDS (STANDARDMODEL) (OPTIONAL MODEL) To start the To staff the vacuum vacuum cleaner, cleaner, slide the slide the On/Off Two-Speed On/Off Switch from the Switch to the LO or HI OFF position to the position.
  • Page 9: Optional Wand With Suction Control

    The attached hose end To achieve maximum swivels 360 degrees to reach (approximately feet) with the attachments, make cleaning add the crevice tool to the easier in every direction. end of the wand by inserting and twisting Remove the telescoping slightly.
  • Page 10 To Store Attachments: EXTENSION HOSE NOT INCLUDED IN ALL MODELS Remove dusting brush or upholstery tool. Snap into appropriate storage location. The stretch hose attached to the vacuum cleanler has two "J" shaped slots in the end where attach- Remove crevice tool from the wand by twisting. ments fit into.
  • Page 11 CUUMING TIPS For best cleaning results, keep th e airflow passage- clear. Carpet edges. Occasionally, Guide either sideorthe front of the nozzle along a check each ol baseboard. The full l engthbrusheshelpremove the areas trapped dirt a t carpet edges. indicated clogs.
  • Page 12 PERFORMANCE INDICATOR (OPTIONAL MODEL) Performance When the unit is running with normal air flow, the lines Indicator on the Performance indicator are white. Red lines (Optional) appear in the performance indicator whenever airflow becomes blocked. If that occurs, check the disposable dust bag, motor safety filter and other possible clog locations shown on page 18.
  • Page 13 G CHANGING To Remove Bag: To Replace Bag: Fold the safety seal tab on the new dust bqg (#20-50688) away from the opening that fit_ on the dirt tube. Release Button Dust Bag Seal Tab Press the Release Button Bag-- located on the top of the bag cover.
  • Page 14: To Replace Bag

    TORSAFETY FILTER CLEANING Check motor safety filter occasionally and clean when dirty. Filter Check th_ filter WARNING located below the foam Ifilter. If it is dirty, Electrical ShockHazard Motor wipe it width a Do not operate the cleaner withoutthe motor safety clean, dry fi#er.
  • Page 15: Exhaust Filter Cleaning

    ili/ Unfoldthe new dust Position the bag cover so its positioning tab bag. fits into the body Insert the dustbag onto Body positioning tab slot. the bag holder Slot completelyby holding the bag collar. Snap the dustbag collar intoposition. Close the bag cover. You will h ear a snqp when the cover is securely closed.
  • Page 16: To Remove Belt

    T CHANGINGAND BRUSHCLEANING Lift the base plate to Electrical Shock Or Personal Injury Hazard uncover the Disconnect electrical supply before servicing or brush assembly cleaning the unit. Failure to do so could result in and belt. electrical shock or personal injury from cleaner suddenly starting.
  • Page 17: Exploded View - Brush Assembly

    To replace belt: CAUTION Loop the end of the new belt (#20-5286) on the brush assembly. Remove any dirt or debris in the belt path area or in the brush roller area. Exploded View - BrushAssembly End Cap Belt Groove Agitator Unit End Cap...
  • Page 18 To re-attach the base plate, insert the four tabs into the four slots along the front edge of the base. Lower the base plate to its original position. Latch Right Latch Tab Locations Slide latches toward the center of the unit to s_cure. Base Plate Tab Reposition...
  • Page 19 REMOVAL Always follow all safety precautions when cleaning Close clean-out port cover firmly to insure seal. and servicing the vacuum cleaner. Re-insert the hose into the opening on the lower body from which it was removed. Press firml_yto assure connection. Electrical Shock Or Personal Injury Hazard Clean-Out Port Cover...
  • Page 20 IGHT BULB CHANGING Lift the WARNING protective shield, To release the Electrical Shock Or Personal Injury Hazard light bulb, Disconnect electrical supply before servicing or carefully push cleaning the unit. Failure to do so could result in the bulb in and electrical shock or personal injury from cleaner turn to the left.
  • Page 21 SERVICING Push out worn brushes and end brushes. Slide the new Electrical Shock Or Personal Injury Hazard brushes and end Disconnect electrical supply before servicing or brushes into the cleaning the unit. Failure to do so could result Jn slots. Make sure electrical shock or personal injury from cleaner not to reverse the suddenly starting.
  • Page 22: Troubleshooting

    TING Review this chaff to find do-it-yourself solutions for minor performance problems, WARNING Electrical Shock or Personal Injury Hazard Disconnect electrical supply before servicing or cleaning the unit. Failure to do so could result in electrical shock or personal injury from cleaner suddenly starting. PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE POSSIBLE SOLUTION...
  • Page 23 SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO., HOFFMAN ESTATES, I L 60195 U.S.A. PARTNO. C_ 1ZYU3_U_-4368722E Printed in U.S.A.

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  • Andy May 12, 2018 08:49:
    Need to see manual for Model # 116.231108​00C
  • Don Smith Dec 23, 2017 07:01:
    performanc​e lights stay on. I have cleaned all the passage ways up to the bag and replaced the bag. Safety filter has been cleaned and heppa filter replaced. Lights still dtay on.
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  • Gary Jenkins Nov 20, 2017 05:04:
    How do I take the bottom cover off?
  • William Pope Aug 20, 2017 09:03:
    need to see Kenmore Vacuum cleaner Model # 116 10701510
  • Kimberly Ellis Aug 09, 2017 11:52:
    116. 59319215 Kenmore all floors has lost suction and is pulling power from other parts of the house and motor sounds bogged down . This sweeper is only about 3 months old.