A Kenmore canister vacuum cleaner model 116 helps to keep your house clean, but for it to do its job most effectively, you must tidy up the vacuum itself regularly. A dirty vacuum can wind up spreading filth rather than picking it up, and a buildup of debris can damage the vacuum motor and belt.
Things You'll Need
- Cleaning rags
- Mild liquid detergent
Turn off all the vacuum controls, and unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.
Brush any clogs from the interior of the canister, wand and hose. Inspect the agitator assembly. Remove any dirt, debris, hair, string or lint from the brush and belt area.
Examine the exhaust filter cartridge, and replace it if the entire surface is covered with dirt. You cannot wash the filter.
Mix a solution of water and mild liquid detergent. Take a soft cleaning rag, and dip it into the solution. Wring the cleaning rag out until dry.
Wipe the exterior of the canister and all the attachments with the treated rag. Take care to remove dirt from the ends of the vacuum tool attachments so that they will not leave marks in future use. Wipe all the parts clean and dry with a fresh cloth.
Tips & Warnings
- Make sure the vacuum and all its attachments are dry before using.
- Change the dust bag often, and do not re-use a bag. Fine dirt particles can clog the bag and cause it to burst.
- You must clean the agitator whenever you replace a belt.
- Photo Credit Sauberkeit image by Michael Homann from Fotolia.com
How to Repair a Kenmore Washing Machine
The increasing costs of repair services is forcing many individuals to become do-it-yourselfers. If you are one of those people when your...
How to Change Kenmore Vacuum Belt
The belt on vacuum cleaners is attached to the brush that loosens dirt and debris in your carpet or other floors. Over...
How to Clean the Kenmore Vacuum Dirt Sensor
Kenmore upright and canister style vacuum cleaners are equipped with a dirt sensor that shows users if dirt remains in their carpet....
How to Replace a Kenmore Canister Vacuum Belt
Changing the belt on a Kenmore canister vacuum is a relatively easy task. You need simple hand tools and a small amount...
How To Repair Kenmore Whispertone Vacuum Cleaner
Kenmore Whispertone vacuum cleaners are convenient carpet and hard floor surface cleaning appliances for use in the home. Whispertone vacuums work well...
How to Replace a Kenmore Power-Mate Vacuum Belt
The Kenmore Power-Mate is a series of canister vacuum cleaners, primarily designed for home use. Replacing the belt in a canister vacuum...
How to Clean a Kenmore Vacuum Cleaner
A dirty motor filter can decrease your vacuum cleaner's suction and cause poor dirt pickup, according to the Kenmore owner's manual. Regular...
How to Empty the Kenmore Quick Clean Bagless Vacuum Cleaner
Bagless vacuum cleaners, such as the Kenmore Quick Clean Bagless Vacuum, are generally less messy to empty than traditional vacuums equipped with...
How to Change a Kenmore Whispertone Vacuum Belt
The Kenmore Whispertone is part of the Powermate line of vacuum cleaners. The Whispertone is a bagged canister vacuum. As with any...
How to Change the Motor in a Kenmore Canister Vacuum
The motor in a vacuum cleaner is responsible for creating the suction power that picks up the dust and other contaminants from...
How to Disassemble a Kenmore 116 Vacuum
The Kenmore 116 vacuum cleaner series consists of a wheeled canister, a flexible plastic suction hose and a rigid Power-Mate wand. You...
Where Can One View a Kenmore Oven Owner's Manual?
Sears, the parent company of the Kenmore brand of appliances, estimates there’s at least one Kenmore product in 60 percent of all...
Kenmore Vacuum Troubleshooting
Kenmore is the Sears brand name and is on a variety of appliances, including vacuums. Kenmore has a number of different kinds...