When looking for Kenmore vacuum cleaner parts to repair your Sears vacuum most people would travel to their local Sears store to order them. You also have the option of going online to the Sears website to search for the replacement parts you need to make repairs. The problem is that Sears no longer has parts for its older vacuum cleaners. Some of the Kenmore vacuum cleaner parts are not standard and are proprietary making it very hard to find them. Even the larger central vacuum systems have several non standard parts and accessories that are no longer available.
If Sears no longer stocks the parts you need for your Kenmore where do you find them? Several manufactures of vacuum cleaner accessories have begun to produce not only accessories but parts as well. In addition these companies’ parts are many times less expensive than those from Sears. Another place to find Kenmore vacuum cleaner parts is online. Auction sites are a good place to find parts for any vacuum cleaner. eBay auctions provide opportunities to purchase both new and used parts. Purchasing used parts always carries a risk since many sellers to not accept returns. It is critical to not only know what part you need but be able to identify that part correctly on the auction site. This may require you to ask the seller for additional information to be sure you are getting what you need. Many eBay sellers are amateurs that have little knowledge of the mechanics of a vacuum cleaner and are selling the parts off their old vacuum cleaner. There is no doubt that parts sold on auction sites are generally much cheaper than those you purchase at the local vacuum cleaner store. You just have to be sure you are getting the right part you need.
Your local vacuum cleaner specialty store may also be a good place to find Kenmore vacuum cleaner parts. Many of these vacuum cleaner stores have over the years repaired many Kenmore vacuums and as a result will have an inventory of both new and used vacuum cleaner parts. There is another benefit from finding your Kenmore vacuum parts at one of these vacuum cleaner stores and that is they will be able to give you good advice on how to install the part correctly. In addition if you are not successful in your repair efforts you can always have them install the part for you.
When searching for Kenmore vacuum cleaner parts for your old vacuum, you may discover that it is easier and cheaper to purchase a new vacuum. It is not only the price of the part you must consider but also the fact that the broken part may be a harbinger of additional problems. Prior to purchasing your parts you should do a thorough job of inspecting your Kenmore vacuum cleaner for worn out or additional broken parts. Only then can you make a proper decision to repair or replace your vacuum cleaner.