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The inlets below are usually NOT COMPATIBLE with ALL Kenmore PowerMate Central Vacuum Systems. Compatible ones will look like the ones below. If they don't then they are the proprietary valve with a 1-1/4 inch diameter opening. Kenmore inlets with 1-1/4 inch openings are no longer available, but with some hard work the inlets can be updated to modern ones following these steps.

Not all systems are the same so not all instructions will apply. Some creativity may be needed. You should not need to cut open your wall to do this. The goal is to remove the old faceplate and backing plate, put in new ones and feed new pipe into the new backing plate connection. First start with cutting the pipe in the wall, but cut it as it exits the wall in the basement or attic. This is where you will be tieing in the new pipe line. After cutting the pipe, sawzaw the backing plate free so it can be remove from the wall, with the old pipe attached, or pushed out of the way. Use the new backing plate to mark the drywall around the old hole, and cut it so the new backing plate fits snug in the hole in the wall, especially the top and bottom of the backing plate. Be sure to remove the nailing flange on the plastic backing plate. Then glue (using regular PVC glue) a new tight 90 degree elbow on the backing plate and feed the low voltage wire through the top or bottom of the backing plate. Attach the low voltage wire to the new faceplate. Put the backing plate with 90 into the wall with the 90 looking toward the route of the pipe. Then put the new inlet faceplate into the backing plate while sticking your fingers through the inlet to hold the backing plate. Screw the faceplate into the backing plate with the included screws. The faceplate and backing plate are now pinched solidly on the wall. Next, run a new pipe line. Mmeasure and glue the pipe from the attic or basement into the new 90 on the new backing plate. Then use adapter #507P2 to go from the smaller diameter Kenmore pipe to the modern larger (2 inch outer diameter) pipe you just glued in. Click here to see a list of supplies to upgrade Kenmore inlet valves.

Basic Inlet Valves for Kenmore Central Vacuums

ATTENTION: A lot of PowerMate Kenmore Systems have 1-1/4 inch diameter vacuum wall ports.
The ones below are industry standard 1-1/2 inch diameter.
Please scroll up to read about your options if you have narrower ports.


Oval Door Basic Central Vacuum Inlet

Central Vacuum Inlet, Oval Door, PVC

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Oval Door Basic Central Vacuum Inlet
Central vacuum oval door inlets now come in a smooth finish instead of the lines. They have been used in many homes and for many brands. This vacuum wall plate contains low voltage connections only. There are two extruding metal contact points inside the hole of the valve. Valves with two female holes on the face of the plate for 110 volt electricity are available under Electric Valves. If you need a case of these inlets enter 24.
Can be installed to open up or down. All rectangle outlet vacuum wall valves on this page are interchangeable. Outer dimensions: 3-1/8" by 4-7/8". HM-1500. Replaces HAYDEN MFG 1500. Trim cover is available. Video: How to Replace Inlet.

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$8.75 Part #651HA
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Square Door Basic Central Vacuum Inlet

Central Vacuum Inlet, Square Door, PVC

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Square Door Basic Central Vacuum Inlet
Central vacuum wall plate with square door contains low voltage connections only. This vacuum inlet is used in many homes under many brands. There are two metal contact points inside the hole of the valve. Valves with two female holes on the face of the plate are for 110 volt electricity and available under Electric Valves. If you need a case of these inlets enter 24. Can be installed to open up or down. Outer dimensions: 3-1/8" by 4-7/8". HM-1700. Replaces HAYDEN MFG 1700. Trim cover is available. Video: How to Replace Inlet.

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$9.75 Part #652HA
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Full Face Basic Central Vacuum Inlet

Central Vacuum Inlet, Full Face, PVC

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Full Face Basic Central Vacuum Inlet
The full face basic vacuum wall outlet/inlet contains low voltage connections only. There are two extruding metal contact points inside the hole of the vacuum valve. Vacuum inlet valves, or face plates, with two female holes on the face of the plate are for 110 volt electricity are available under Electric Valves. If you need a case of these inlets enter 24.
Can be installed to open up or down. All rectangle valves on this page are interchangeable. Outer dimensions: 3-1/8" by 4-7/8". HAYDEN IND 2000. Trim cover is available. Video: How to Replace Inlet.

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$11.39 Part #653HA
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Side Opening, Full Face Door, White

Side Opening, Full Face Door, White

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Side Opening, Full Face Door, White
BRAND NEW 2013! Side opening basic inlet that provides EASIER ACCESS to the hose port. Replaces all inlets sold here that have two mounting screws top and bottom 3-7/8" to 4" apart. The full size door can open 180-degrees to swing out of your way, flush with the wall, when plugging in your vacuum hose. Our recommendation is to upgrade to this inlet or the full face inlet for the best durability.

Fits all basic, low-voltage and electric hoses with a pig-tail cord. This inlet has low voltage contacts only, not the additional 110 volt connection holes, but the electrical version is also available under Electric Valves. The inlet has a 1-1/2" diameter hole. ONLY AVAILABLE IN WHITE. Trimplate not available. Video: How to Replace Inlet.

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$13.90 Part #653HWS
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Vacuum Wall Inlet Trim Plate

Central Vacuum Inlet Trim Cover

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Vacuum Wall Inlet Trim Plate
Cover the Mess! Trim plates make your new inlets shine:
  • Hide paint tears from removing the inlet.
  • Hide years of paint built up around the edges.
  • Hide exposed wall if new plate is a hair small.
  • Also great for covering mistakes.
Dimension: Outer 4-1/8"x5-7/8". Inlet Ridge: 3-1/8"x4-7/8". Thickness 1/4".
Installation: Remove old wall outlet and wires. Put wires through trim plate before connecting wires to new outlet.

Fits part numbers containing an "H" (except side-opening styles).

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$3.75 Part #651HTA
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Central Vacuum Inlet Cover, Canplas VacuValve, PVC

Central Vacuum Inlet, Canplas VacuValve, PVC

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Central Vacuum Inlet Cover, Canplas VacuValve, PVC
Wall plate contains low voltage connections only. There are two metal contact points inside the hole of the valve. If you need a case of these inlets enter 32.
Can be installed to open up or down. All rectangle outlet valve faceplates on this page are interchangeable. Replaces Vacuflo inlets that look just like this. Outer Dimension: 3-1/2" by 5-3/16". VacuValve 5590, 5595. Trim plate is available. Video: How to Replace Inlet.

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$11.49 Part #653CA
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Central Vacuum Inlet Trim Cover, Canplas VacuValve

Central Vacuum Inlet Trim Cover, Canplas VacuValve

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Central Vacuum Inlet Trim Cover, Canplas VacuValve
Cover the Mess! Trim plates make your new inlets shine:
  • Hide paint tears from removing the inlet.
  • Hide years of paint built up around the edges.
  • Hide exposed wall if new plate is a hair small.
  • Also great for covering mistakes.
Dimension: Outer 4-1/2"x6-3/16". Inlet Ridge: 3-1/2"x5-3/16". Thickness 3/8".
Installation: Remove old wall outlet and wires. Put wires through trim plate before connecting wires to new outlet.

Fits part numbers containing a "C".

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$3.75 Part #653CTA
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Central Vacuum Inlet, Oval, METAL

Central Vacuum Inlet, Oval, METAL

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Central Vacuum Inlet, Oval, METAL
Contains low voltage connections only. There are two metal contact points inside the hole of the valve. Metal inlets are recommended for decoration, outdoors, or in the floor.
Can be installed to open up or down. All rectangle valves on this page are interchangeable. Outer dimensions: 3 1/8" by 4 7/8". Video: How to Replace Inlet.

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$49.30 Part #651BMB
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Electrified Inlet Receptacle and Cover for Kenmore Central Vacuums

SuperValve Inlet Cover Kit, Full Face

SuperValve Inlet Cover Kit FullFace

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SuperValve Inlet Cover Kit, Full Face
The Full-Face style opens all the way making it more durable. SuperValve styles and colors are interchangeable. SuperValves are the most universal electric vacuum inlet on the market and used by every brand. The face plate is not sold separately. Enter a quantity of 10 if a case is needed.

Wiring: Two screw connections on the back for low voltage wire and a high voltage wire lead coming out the back to connect the home's power. Video: How to Replace Inlet.

Includes: Rough-in mounting plate with J-box, face plate (not sold separately), and screws. Trim plate available.

Specifications: Made by Hayden. Outer dimensions: 3-1/8" by 4-7/8". Markings on the inlet plate may say HAYDEN MFG INLET VALVE ASSEMBLY #2050 SUPER-HOSE. Recent SuperValve Improvements.

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$28.74 Part #663HA
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SuperValve Inlet Cover Kit, Square Door

SuperValve Inlet Cover Kit Square Door

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SuperValve Inlet Cover Kit, Square Door
SuperValve styles and colors are interchangeable. SuperValves are the most universal electric vacuum inlet on the market and used by every brand. The face plate is not sold separately. Enter a quantity of 10 if a case is needed.

Wiring: Two screw connections on the back for low voltage wire and a high voltage wire lead coming out the back to connect the home's power. Video: How to Replace Inlet.

Includes: Rough-in mounting plate with J-box, face plate (not sold separately), and screws. Trim plate available.

Specifications: Made by Hayden. Outer dimensions: 3-1/8" by 4-7/8". Markings on the inlet plate may say HAYDEN MFG INLET VALVE ASSEMBLY #1750 SUPER-HOSE. Exact replacement for wall inlet model LR61865. Recent SuperValve Improvements.

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$25.94 Part #662HA
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Vacuum Wall Inlet Trim Plate

Central Vacuum Inlet Trim Cover

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Vacuum Wall Inlet Trim Plate
Cover the Mess! Trim plates make your new inlets shine:
  • Hide paint tears from removing the inlet.
  • Hide years of paint built up around the edges.
  • Hide exposed wall if new plate is a hair small.
  • Also great for covering mistakes.
Dimension: Outer 4-1/8"x5-7/8". Inlet Ridge: 3-1/8"x4-7/8". Thickness 1/4".
Installation: Remove old wall outlet and wires. Put wires through trim plate before connecting wires to new outlet.

Fits part numbers containing an "H" (except side-opening styles).

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$3.75 Part #651HTA
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Toe Kick Vacuums for Kenmore Central Vacuums

Central Vacuum Vac Pan, Toe Kick

Central Vacuum Vac Pan, Toe Kick

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Central Vacuum Vac Pan, Toe Kick
The VacPan and other under the cabinet or similar in wall toe kick operated central vacuum ports such as Vacu-Sweep are a great addition to any system. Vac-Pan and VacuSweep installation should be done by a professional installer or serious do-it-yourselfer. They are a wonderful product; however, the installation process is moderate to difficult. Be sure to have all the instructions, fittings, pipe, low voltage wire, and other things for installation also available here.

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$34.99 Part #670PA
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Trim Faceplate for VacPan

Trim Faceplate for VacPan

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Trim Faceplate for VacPan
A trim plate is used when the access hole into which the VacPan is fitted is larger than the VacPan's face plate.

Stainless Steel Size: 9", 2 3/8".
All Other Sizes: 10.5" x 4".

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$15.25 Part #670PFS
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Canplas VacuSweep

Canplas VacuSweep

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Canplas VacuSweep
VacuSweep's main difference from VacPan is the pipe connection, instead of being on the top, it is on the back. Face measurement is 8.5 x 2.625 inches. In some cases it will make the installation easier. The connection on the back fits a coupling, elbow, or flex-pipe.

VacuSweep Installation Instructions

VacuSweep's Website has video, manuals and helpful information.

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$45.00 Part #670CA
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Canplas VacuSweep Trimplate

Canplas VacuSweep Trimplate

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Canplas VacuSweep Trimplate
Used when you need to cover a larger access hole than the VacuSweep itself will cover. 10.5 x 4 inches.

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$6.00 Part #670CTA
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Pipe and Installation Parts Outlet for Kenmore Central Vacuums
We have everything you need to install a central vacuum in new construction or existing homes - or to add a valve. Standard PVC vacuum pipe has a 2-inch outer diameter and connects with PVC glue into elbows and joints.
Our Installation home page is full of links on everything you need to know about installation. Also use our Installation Parts Guide to quickly figure out all the supplies needed. Or visit our complete list of installation parts.

Install Kit with 1 Electric Inlet

Install Kit with 1 Electric Inlet

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Install Kit with 1 Electric Inlet
Includes the items pictured and comes in a handy box straight off our warehouse shelf. Add pipe (40ft recommended) and maybe some extra couplings. Buy regular PVC cement from a local store. Includes one pure white inlet valve and backing plate. The included wire is low voltage and runs from the faceplate to the vacuum canister to turn it on. In addition, Romex (110 volt) wire from a local store is need for the 110 volts. The faceplates' 110 volt wires connect to the romex you stub out from the backing plate box during rough-in. Made by Hayden.

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$43.00 Part #662HW1
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Install Kit with 1 Non-Electric Inlet

Install Kit with 1 Non-Electric Inlet

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Install Kit with 1 Non-Electric Inlet
Includes the items pictured and comes in a handy box straight off our warehouse shelf. Add pipe (40ft recommended) and maybe some extra couplings. Buy regular PVC cement from a local store. Includes one pure white inlet valve and backing plate. The included wire is low voltage and runs from the backing plate to the vacuum canister to turn it on. The wire does NOT have 110 volts. Made by Hayden.

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$34.00 Part #652HW1
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90 Short PVC Vacuum Connector

90 Short PVC  Vacuum Connector

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90 Short PVC Vacuum Connector
Use this fitting at the mounting plates only. Since this is the sharpest turn in the system, potential clogging will occur with easy access - right at the inlet valve! If you need a case, enter 90 for the quantity.

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$1.35 Part #501
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90 Sweep PVC Vacuum Connector

90 Sweep PVC  Vacuum Connector

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90 Sweep PVC Vacuum Connector
M.D. Manufacturing sells the highest quality fittings. We suggest avoiding PVC sch40 fittings. They are thin and leave a 'step' where the pipe connects. Toothpicks or pins can get stuck creating clogs. Also make sure fittings have a 3/4" cuff, not 1/2", to provide strength at joints. If you need a case, enter 115 for the quantity.

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$1.50 Part #502
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45 Degree PVC Vacuum Connector

45 Degree PVC  Vacuum Connector

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45 Degree PVC Vacuum Connector
We suggest using 45's, even two of them when possible, to use less 90's. When the pipe line needs to run up or down, angle a 90 at 45-degrees into a 45 fitting. If you need a case, enter 125 for the quantity.

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$1.35 Part #504
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Coupling PVC Vacuum Connector

Coupling PVC Vacuum Connector

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Coupling PVC Vacuum Connector
For connecting two pieces of pipe together. If you need a case, enter 200 for the quantity.

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$0.65 Part #507
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90 Sweep Tee PVC Vacuum 3-way Connector

90 Sweep Tee PVC Vacuum 3-way Connector

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90 Sweep Tee PVC Vacuum 3-way Connector
For connecting a branch to the main line. Be sure the airflow is adequate. Do not install the tee backwards! If you need a case, enter 45 for the quantity.

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$1.95 Part #508
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3-in-1 Mounting Bracket PVC

3-in-1 Mounting Bracket PVC

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3-in-1 Mounting Bracket PVC
Most popular bracket for all rectangle shaped Basic Inlet Valve Covers. Install into new construction by nailing or screwing it into a stud. For existing home installation cut the plastic stud mounting side off and set it in a 2-3/8" x 4-1/4" hole cut into drywall (or wall material). Fasten inlet cover (with attached low voltage wire) to backing plate for a long lasting, firm hold. When piping, connect a fitting such as a tight 90 or coupling to the flange on the back side of the mounting bracket. For existing installation it is helpful to glue the fitting on before mounting it with the vacuum plate to the wall. If you need a case of these enter 75.

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$5.90 Part #517
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16ft PVC Central Vacuum Pipe (four 4-foot tubes)

16ft PVC Central Vacuum Pipe  (four 4-foot tubes)

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16ft PVC Central Vacuum Pipe (four 4-foot tubes)
Great for small central vacuum jobs such as repairs, relocating a valve, adding a valve, exhausting, etc. Be sure to get extra PVC couplings (below) to fit it all together. This vacuum tubing is 2-inch outer diameter. Manufactured to ASTM standard F2158.

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$23.25 Part #520-4
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40ft PVC Central Vac Pipe (ten 4-ft) (Ground Ship)

40ft PVC Central Vac Pipe (ten 4-ft) (Ground Ship)

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40ft PVC Central Vac Pipe (ten 4-ft) (Ground Ship)
Great for medium central vacuum jobs such as repairs, relocating a valve, adding a valve, exhausting, etc. Be sure to get extra PVC couplings (below) to fit it all together. This vacuum tubing is 2-inch outer diameter. Manufactured to ASTM standard F2158.
SHIPPED REGULAR GROUND ONLY.

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$41.85 Part #520-10
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Flexible Pipe (sold by foot)

2inch ID Flexible Pipe Vacuum Hose (per/foot)

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Flexible Pipe (sold by foot)
Flex Pipe is excellent for installing VacPan automatic dustpans. Central Vacuum 2" OD PVC pipe fits snugly into this flexible pipe that is 2" ID. Use a Hose Clamp for Flex Pipe for best connection, do not glue. Not recommended as a replacement for rigid pipe.
SOLD BY THE FOOT. Enter number of feet you need.

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$3.90 Part #340
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Hose Clamp for Flex Pipe
$7.25 - In Stock

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*Note: Kenmore Vacuum is a registered trademark of Sears, not M.D. Manufacturing, Inc. Products sold by M.D. Manufacturing, Inc. are not from Kenmore Vacuum but are designed to complement a Kenmore Central Vacuum. Therefore, parts and products carry warranties from MD Manufacturing and not Kenmore Vacuum and thus may alter the warranty provided by Kenmore Vacuum.