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Clog Removal - Kenmore 11 Owner's Manual

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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
by
an authorized
service
representative.
Disconnect electrical supply before servicing or cleaning the unit. Failure
to do so could result in electrical shock or personal injury.
Cleaner won't run.
Poorjob of dirt
pick-up.
1. Unplugged
at wall outlet.
2=
Tripped circuit breaker/blown
fuse
at household service
panel.
On/off
switch not turned on.
3.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
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10.
1.
1.
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2.
3.
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2.
3.
4.
1.
2.
1.
1.
Full or clogged
dust bag.
Wrong
pile height setting.
Worn agitator.
Clogged
nozzle
or bag holder
Clogged
hose.
Hole in hose.
Broken/misplaced
belt.
Hose not inserted
fully.
Motor protection
system
activated.
Dirty filters.
1. Plug in firmly, push on/off switch to
on.
2. Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse.
3. Push on/off switch 1o on.
1. Change bag, (page 14).
2. Adjust setting, (page 7).
3. Replace agitator, (page 21).
4. Check CLOG REMOVAL, (page 19).
5. Check for clogs, (page 19).
6. Replace hose.
7. Replace/fix belt, (page 16-18).
8. Insert hose fully, (page 5).
9. Check for clogs, (page 19).
10. Change filters, (page 15).
Cleaner picks up
Wrong pile height setting.
1. Adjust setting, (page 7).
moveable rugs or
)ushes too hard.
Ught won't work.
Burned out light bulb.
1. Change light bulb, (page 20).
Agitator does not turn.
Broken belt.
1. Replace belt, (pages 16-18).
Bare floor selector in bare
2. Move selector to the carpet setting,
floor setting.
(page 7).
Belt installed incorrectly.
3. Check BELT CHANGING AND
AGITATOR CLEANING,
(pages 16-18).
Performance indicator,
Full or clogged dust bag.
1. Change bag, (page 14).
some models, is red.
Dirty filters.
2. Change filters, (page 15).
Clogged airflow passage.
3. Clear clog from airflow passage,
(page 19).
Certain attachment tools.
4. This is normal. Light should go off
when tool is removed.
Air flow restricted
Attachment use restricts air flow.
1. Check ATTACHMENTS, (page 8)
with attachment use.
Sound changes.
New carpet fuzz clogged air path.
2. Check CLOG REMOVAL and clean
hose, (page 19).
Excessive noise as
Belt rubbing on carpet/bare floor
1. Push selector all the way forward,
vacuum is shut off.
selector shaft.
(page 7).
Dirt Sensor, some
Dirty optic cells.
1. Clean optic cells, (page 12).
models, will not work.
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