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Kenmore 116.31722 Owner's Manual

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Owner's Manual
Vacuum Cleaner
Model
116.31722
116.31732
CAUTION:
Read and follow all
safety and operating
instructionsbefore first
use of this product.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
www.sears.com
PART NO. CO1ZBFE1_IUa(_-8191585
Printed in U.S.A.

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  • Page 1 Owner's Manual Vacuum Cleaner Model 116.31722 116.31732 CAUTION: Read and follow all safety and operating instructionsbefore first use of this product. Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A. www.sears.com PART NO. CO1ZBFE1_IUa(_-8191585 Printed in U.S.A.
  • Page 2 Performance Features ... 11-12 Please read this guide. It will help you assemble and operate your new Kenmore vacuum in the safest and most effective way. For more intormation about the care and operation, call your nearest Sears store. You will need the complete model and serial numbers when requesting information.
  • Page 3 VV, 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: Read this manual before assembling or using your vacuum cleaner.
  • Page 4: Parts And Features

    Itisimportant toknow your v acuum c leaner's parts and features toassure i tsproper and safe use. Review t hese before u sing y our c leaner. Item Part No. Part No. In U.S. In Canada Exhaust Filter 20-86889 20-86889C Headlight Bulb 20-5240 20-40600 Belt...
  • Page 5 Failure to do so could result in elec- trical shock or injury, HANDLE ASSEMBLY Before assembling your vacuum cleaner, be sure you have all the parts as shown in PARTS AND FEATURES. Remove the screw located just below the top edge of the back of the vacuum.
  • Page 6 NOTE: To reduce the risk of electric shock, this vacuum cleaner has a polarized plug, one blade is wider than the other. Lock Ihe cord Into...
  • Page 7: Carpet]Bare Floor Selector

    CAUTION Do not allow vacuum cleaner to remain in one spot for any length of time when the agitator Is turning. Damage to carpet may occur,...
  • Page 8: On/Off Switch

    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 MOUNTED SOME MODELS To start the vacuum cleaner, slide the On/Off switch trorn the OFF positiof'L to the ON position.
  • Page 9 The attached hose swivels to make cleaning easier in every swivel- direction. Remove the hose from Ihe hose clip by pulling straight out. TELESCOPING WAND WITH SUCTION CONTROL SLIDE SOME MODELS - Crevice Tool Remove the telescoping Telescoping wand from Wand its storage position.
  • Page 10 Reinsert the hose fully into the opening on the lower body from which it was removed. Press firmly to assure connection CAUTION NOT pull the vacuum cleaner nd the room by the hose. perry damage could result. ATTACHMENT Furniture*...
  • Page 11 Carpet edges. Guide either side or the front of the nozzle along a baseboard. The full length brushes help remove dirt at carpet edges. Stairs. Put handle in full upright position.Place the carpet/bare floor selector in the bare floor position. Use the crevice tool or fabric brush, Set the On/Off switch to ON.
  • Page 12 DIRT SENSOR SOME MODELS The electronic dirt sensor is a feature which will detect particles as they pass through the vacuum cleaner. The dirt sensor indicators and sensor sensitivity switch are located on the front of the switch cover. A red light indicates dirt is being picked up by the cleaner.
  • Page 13 Always follow all safety precautions when cleaning and servicing the vacuum cleaner. Gather the cord and wrap it loosely around the upper and lower cord hooks. indoor area, on the floor with the handle locked in the upright tore the cleaner in a dry, posit=on.
  • Page 14: Dust Bin Cleaning

    Always e mpty thedustbinwhen dirt level reaches the "MAX" line. TO REMOVE DUST BiN: WARNING I Always unplug power cord from I electrical outlet before performing any service on vacuum. Lift dust bin han- OustBin ,4J_)_ die located at the Release Handle -_ Pull the handle...
  • Page 15 • WARNING Electrical Shock Hazard Unplug power cord from electrical outlet. Do not operate the cleaner without the primary filter. Be sure the filter is properly installed to pre- vent motor failure and/or electrical shock. PRIMARY FILTER The filter CANNOT be washed as it will lose its dust trapping ability.
  • Page 16 EXHAUST FILTER The exhaust filter cartridge must be replaced when dirty. It should be replaced regularly depending on use conditions. The filter CANNOT be washed as it will lose its dust trapping ability. wARNING not operate without exhaust NOTE: See PARTS AND FEATURES for the exhaust tilter #.
  • Page 17 '.f l WARNING Electrical SIlock 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, Frequently check and remove hair, string and lint build-up in the brush area.
  • Page 18 TO CLEAN AGITATOR: NOTE: in order to keep cleaning efficiency high and to prevent damage to your vacu- um, the aoitator must be cleaned every time the belt is changed. The agitator must also be cleaned every 7 to 10 uses. Remove any dirt or debris in the belt path area or in the agitator area.
  • Page 19 NOTE: See PARTS AND FEATURES for belt #. Loop the other end of the belt on the belt pulley on the agitator. insert the agitator by placing the rounded portion of the end cap down into the slot in the nozzle base. NOTE: It may be necessary to hold the fur- niture guard out of the way in order to allow proper insertion of the agitator into the noz-...
  • Page 20 Always follow all safety precautions when cleaning and servicing the vacuum cleaner. ,I wARNING 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.
  • Page 21 WARNING 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. TO REMOVE LIGHT BULB: Disconnect power cord from electrical out- let.
  • Page 22: Belt Changing And Agitator Cleaning

    WARNING 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. TO CHECK AGITATOR: Turn the vacuum over to check for I worn brushes.
  • Page 23: Clog Removal

    Review this chart to find do-it-yourself solutions for minor performance problems. Any service needed, other than those described in this owner's manual, should be performed by an autbo- dzed service representative. to d_lt in electrical Cleaner won't run, ! 1. Unplugged at wall outlet. 2.
  • Page 24 Get it fixed, at your home or ours. For repair of major brand appliances no matter who made it, no matter who sold itt 1-800-4-MY-HOME (1"800"469"4663) www,sears.com To bring in products such as vacuums, lawn equipment and electronics for repair, call for the location of your nearest Sears Parts & Repair Center. 1-800-488-1222 www,sears.com For the replacement parts, accessories and owner's manuals...

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