Owner's Manual _® Vacuum Cleaner Model 116.31720 116.31721 CAUTION: Read and follow att safety and operating instructions before first use of this product. Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A. www.sears.com Part No. CO1ZBJBODUOO-8191917 Printed in UoSAo...
Model and Serial Number Plate. Use the space below to record the model number and serial number of your new Kenmore vacuum. Model Noo Serial Noo Date of Purchase Keep this book and your sales check (receipt) in a safe place for future reference.
Your safety is important to us, To reduce the risk of fire, electrical to persons or damage when using your vacuum cleaner, foI!ow basic safety pre- cautions including the following: Read this manual before assembling or using your vacuum cleaner.
It is important to know your vacuum cleaner use° Review these before using your cleaner. Item Part No. In U.S. Primary Filter 20-50722 Exhaust Filter 20-86889 Headlight Bulb 20-5240 Belt 20-5275 Hose Primary Filter Cleaning Knob Dust Bin Release Handle...
Before assembling vacuum, check the PACKING LIST on the cover of the separate Repair Parts List_ Use this list to verify that you have received all the components your new Kenmore vacuum. WARNING Electrical Shock Hazard Do not plug into the electrical ply until the assembly is complete.
Notch of the quick release cord hook as shown° This helps keep the power cord out from under the vacuum cleaner agitator, Wrap the power cord around the quick release Quick Release cord hook Cord Hook.-..
NOTE: To reduce the risk of electric shock, this vacuum cleaner has a polarized plug, one blade is wider than the other,, This plug will fit in a polarized...
Release the handleby placing yourfooton thefootrestandpullbackonthe handle untilit releases fromitsupright p osition, Foot Rest For To start the vacuum cleaner, step on the ON/OFF switch located on the back of the vacuum° To stop the vacuum cleaner, step on the switch a second time°...
WARNING Personal Injury Hazard and Property Hazard DO NOT place hands or feet under- neath the unit at any time. When using attachments, the agitator con- tinues rotating. Do not allow the cleaner to remain in just one place for a period of time as the agitator may damage the floor surface.
CAUTION When using the regular hose or with the extension hose attached, cleaner should be on a solid surface on the same level or below the level of the user's feet. DO NOT use the hoses when the cleaner is above the level of the user's feet.
Personal Injury Hazard Use care if vacuum cleaner is placed on stairs, if it falls, personal injury or property damage could result. MOTOR PROTECTION SYSTEM Thermal Protector This vacuum has a thermal protector which automatically trips to protect the vacuum...
Always follow all safety precautions cleaning and servicing the vacuum cleaner. Gather the power cord and wrap it loosely around the quick release cord hook and lower cord retainer. Quick Release Store the cleaner in a Cord dry, indoor area, on the floor with the handle locked in Power...
Always empty the dust bin when dirt level reaches the "MAX FILL" line. TO REMOVE DUST BIN: Always unplug power cord from electrical outlet before performing any service on vacuum. Lift dust bin hart- DustBin Release die located at the Handle top of the dust bin_...
TO REPLACE DUST BIN: Turn This Direction Open To Close For Usage (For Emptying) Closed (For Usage) Replace dust bin lid assembly by placing back on dust bin with the marks on the lid aligned as shown under cpen (For Emptying) on the back of the dust bin, Rotate lid clockwise...
WARNING Electrical Shock Hazard Unplug power cord from electrical outlet. Do not operate the cleaner without the primary or exhaust fil- ters. Be sure the filters are properly installed to prevent motor failure and/or electrical shock. PRIMARY FILTER The filter CANNOT be washed as it wilt lose its dust trapping ability.
Carefully remove any residue that may exist in the belt area_ • WARNING Personal Injury Hazard Always unplug the vacuum cleaner before cleaning the brush area as agitator may suddenly Failure to do so can result in per- sonal injury,...
Remove the agitator to check for string and hair build-up NOTE: In order to keep cleaning high and to prevent damage to your vacu- um, the agitator must be cleaned every t!me the be!t is changed° The agitator must also be cleaned accord- ing to the following schedule: Vacuum Use Clean Agitator...
Plug in the vacuum and turn it on. While running the vacuum cleaner, stretch the hose in and out to remove the clog. Turn the unit off and unplug the unit.
SOME MODELS Electrical Shock Or Personal Injury Hazard Disconnect electrical supply before servicing or cleaning the unit. Failure to do so could result in elec- trical shock or personal injury from cleaner suddenly starting. Disconnect electrical supply_ To access the light bulb, remove the screw which secures the light lens to the vacuum., Remove the lens, Screw...
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 clean- er suddenly starting. TO CHECK AGITATOR: over to check for worn brushes. When brushes are Turn the vacuum worn to the level of...
Review this chart to find do-it-yourself needed, other than those described authorized service representative. WARNING Electrical Disconnect electrical to do so could result in electrical Cleaner won't run. 1. Unplugged at wall outlet. 2. Tripped circuit breaker/blown at household 3. On/off switch not turned on. 4.