Tackles Pet Hair and Dander with Ease
The Pet Handi-Mate attachment that comes with the Kenmore 31140 Blue Upright Vacuum Cleaner is designed to grab stubborn pet hair from furniture, flooring and stairs. No more re-vacuuming or worrying about leftover dog and cat hair in your home.
Powerful Cleaning Capability
This upright vacuum uses a double-wall design with Power Flow technology to ensure that you never lose suction while cleaning. The 2-motor system gives you deep cleaning suction power for every surface of your home, from deep pile carpeting to slick hardwood flooring.
Get the Job Done Right
An aluminum telescoping wand and 3 different attachments, including the Pet Handi-Mate, puts the power of deep cleaning in your hands. Get behind kitchen appliances, tackle the stairs and vacuum the couch cushions with ease; no more worrying about how to get the spring cleaning done.
Lightweight and Easy to Use
Weighing in at 19 lbs., this vacuum can zip through household vacuuming with ease. Flawless
This vacuum is great. The only complaint I have is that it is quite heavy and pushing it around is tiring.
I have had this vacuum for several months now. I reviewed it on another site and originally gave it a 4 Star rating, but now am reducing it to a 2 primarily due to problems with the attachment hose. There are positives with the vacuum--I think it cleans the carpet well. In spite of what some people have said, I find that it is not hard to push. The bag is easy to replace. The report in Consumers stated that they found the vacuum to be noisy, but it is much quieter than my old vacuum. It it easy to switch from the "Carpet" to the "Floor" setting since it is done on the On/Off switch. The main problem is the attachment hose. It is extremely stiff and refuses to expand. I thought it would loosen up after using it for a while, but it has not. This makes using the attachments extremely difficult. If i am trying to vacuum upholstery, the vacuum falls over as soon as the hose needs to expand. If I am trying to vacuum the ceiling, it falls over (if I can even reach it). If I am using the attachment to vacuum the stairs, it is very difficult. I sometimes try to hold the hose near where it is attached to the vacuum so it will not fall over and the hose will expand some. However, that makes it very awkward to use. A less irritating feature is the handle to lift the vacuum. It is in the back rather than the front. This makes it difficult to use when vacuuming (my old one had one in the front, which was much easier to use). Then, it is hard to use when putting away because the cord wraps around this. This makes it hard to get a firm grip on the lift handle because the cord leaves little room to put your fingers. If I had known that the hose would not loosen up, I would have returned the vacuum immediately despite liking other features of the vacuum. Having to constantly fight and struggle with the attachment hose makes vacuuming even more than a chore than it should be. I really wish the designers/engineers would try using these products before they put them in mass production.
This vacuum cleaner performs as described. It has excellent suction and works very well at picking up lint and dog hair.
I really like this vacuum. It works well, is quiet. The hose attachment set up is unusual. When you hook up the wand, instead of switching the setting to "Hose," you disconnect the hose from the floor apparatus and attach it to the wand. Hard to describe.
The one problem is a tiny pin on the wand, which is metal. The metal wand attaches very snugly to the plastic hose. It took about a month for the little metal pin, which holds the whole thing together, to break.
I chose to replace with the same model because we were otherwise pleased. I'm hoping it was just a flawed specimen. So far so good. If it breaks again, then we'll have a problem.
I have been a Kenmore customer for years and it has been amazing every time! This vacuum cleans the first time around, very smoothly. It is very light weight compared to other vacuums as well. The dirt sensor works amazingly! All of the add-ons are easy to use for stairs and more small areas to vacuum. Very easy to assemble when received. Very fast shipping as well! Overall 5/5!
I bought this vacuum for my daughter and it stopped working before the year was out. She was told there was no warranty or repair coverage. I purchased this model because the reviews were good and Sears usually stands behind their products. I will not be buying anything from them again.
I have had several Kenmore vacuums and loved them all, until this one, WHY would you shorten the hose Attachment!???? this is very dangerous, I have been hit by the vacuum many times because the hose is too short to vacuum ceilings, the mop boards, furniture ect. Had a great thing going with the older models this one is awful!!!!
Bought this about 2 weeks ago to replace my eureka boss vacuum so far has done great with very good suction and easier to handle compared to the eureka boss I also like how all of the attachments fit onto the vacuum itself
too heavy to push and hose is too short and cumbersome