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How do I replace the hose on my vacuum Kenmore Whispertone Model #11621513001

Just bought replacement hose for my Kenmore Cansiter Whispertone Vacuum Model 116. 21513001. Looking for a step by step diagram on how to replace it properly. Thanks!

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Mark T
Thank you for your question.

I can understand wanting to replace the hose yourself.

You will need some basic tools. Two small pocket sized flat bladed screwdrivers and a Philips screwdriver.

I will send you some pictures on how to change the hose.

Remove the swivel and hose from the vacuum.

At the swivel end look for the plastic mold lines on both the rubber cuff and the elbow of the swivel.

Once you locate those insert your flat bladed screw drivers into the swivel groove at the mold seam lines and pry under the cuff and slide the screw driver back under the cuff about 1 1/2 inches to release the locking tab for the cuff on both sides of the swivel.

Once you have this done you should be able to slide the cuff up the hose and expose the wire harness and how they lay in the holders. Make note of the wire harness routing so you can install them the same way on the new hose.

If you do not get them correct the cuff will be very difficult to get to slide up and lock.

You will now see the locking tab on the swivel that hooks onto the corrugated hose, Flex to release and remove the swivel from the hose.

Next follow the instructions in the third image to install the handle assembly.

Please feel free to reply below if you need further assistance.



Thank you for using Manage My Life.

Mark T.
by Mark T Earned 1,607 community points in Kenmore
January 11th, 2011
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Having to replace parts on a Vacuum or any appliances can be quite the job. I have taken the time to do some research on the Manage My Life website and have found some information you may find useful. While you are waiting for an expert to reply I have attache a link below if you would like to take the time to view. Hope the information provided is found useful.
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January 9th, 2011
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