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Troubleshooting - Kenmore 116.28614 Owner's Manual

Kenmore vacuum cleaner user manual
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Review this table to find do-it-yourself
solutions for minor performance
problems. Any other
service needed, should be performed
by a Sears or other qualified
service agent.
,AWARNING
Always
turn off and unplug vacuum cleaner before
performing
maintenance
to the
vacuum
cleaner.
Failure
to do so could
result
in electrical
shock
or personal
injury.
Vacuum cleanerwon't start.
1,
2.
3,
Poor Jobof dirt
1.
pick-up
2.
3,
4-
5.,
6,
7.
8,
9.
10.
Vacuum cleanerstarts but
1,
shuts off
2.
PowerMatewilt not
I_
run when attached,
2,
3.
4,
5.
Performanceindicator
activates,
Vacuum cleaner picksup
moveablerugs .or-
PowerMals pushestoo herd.
Unpluggedat wattoutlet.
Trippedcircuit b reakertblewnfuse
alhousehold set;Ice panel
Loosehose electrical connections,
Full or clogged dust beg
Clogged afrifow passages
Dirty fillers
Wrong pits heighl selling
Suctioncontrol i sopen.
Hole inhose
Worn PowerMate
agitator
Worn or broken boll
Dirty agftalor or end caps
Canister hood open_
Hose or hood electrical connections
Tripped overload prolector in
PowerMale,
3o Tripped thermalproloctor
in canister.
PowetMate connections
unplugged
Worn or broken belt,
Dirty agilalor or end cope
Tripped overload protector in
PowerMate.,
1, Plug In flrmly_ push ON/OFF switch Io ON
2
Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse
3. Reconnecthose ends,
1, Change bag
2 Clear airflowpassages
3. Change filters
4. Adjust setting
5, Adjust conlrol
6. Replacehose
7, Change agitator,
8 & B See BELTCHANGFNG AND AGITATOR
CLEANING
10. Close and latchhood.
I. Check cor.'mclions, moonned Doseends.
2 Removeany items thatmay be caught
orjammed, then reset, lfvacuum ctoanerstarts
and slopsagain, cleanagilalor andend caps,
thenreset
3, Reset thermalprotector
1,
Plug in firmly
See BELT CHANGING AND AGITATOR
CLEANING
Remove any items that may be caught
or jammed, than reset If vacuum cfeaner starls
and stops again, clean agilator and end caps,
then reset
Switch not in CARPETposiflon
5. Move switchtoCARPET posilion
1_ Full or clogged dusl bag
t, Changebag
2, Dirly fillers
2, Changenllers
3. Blockedairflow passage
3, Clear blockagefrom attilowpassage
4., Certain ettechmanl t ools
4, This ts normal Light shouldgo off
when toolts removed.
I, Wrongpile height selling
1o Adjusl selling,
2, Suctiontoo strong,,
2. Open suclion contro!,
Light Won'i work'i . ..........
I, Burnedout lightbulb,
I, Changeiighi bulb
2 Trippedoverloadprotector in
2. Removeany items thai may be caughl
PowerMale
or Jammed, t henresel If vacuumcleaner slams
andslops again, cleanagitator andendcaps.
then reseL
Cordwon't rewind,
t. Dirtypower cord.
I. Clean the powercord
2. Cordjarnrn.e d.
.
2, Pulfoul cordand rewind,
Vacuum cleanerleavesmarks
I. Wrongvacuumingpattern.
1, SeeVACUUMINGTIPS
on carpeL
2O

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