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Trouble in Removing the Back Filter Cover of a Kenmore Progressive Vacuum Cleaner

The Kenmore Progressive vacuum cleaner uses an exhaust filter on the back of the unit to filter residual air coming from the vacuum. The filter requires replacement regularly. Some people have trouble removing the back filter cover of a Kenmore Progressive vacuum cleaner because it releases from the bottom rather than the top.


  1. Unplug the Kenmore Progressive vacuum power cord from the wall outlet. Allow the unit to cool for 10 minutes before opening the back filter cover.
  2. Lift the bottom of the filter cover away from the vacuum. You might need to tug with a little force as the two locking tabs are at the bottom of the filter cover.
  3. Slide the cover down to release the upper tabs and remove it from the Progressive vacuum.
  4. Pull the exhaust filter out and replace it with a new filter. Line up the lower tabs on the filter cover with the slots in the bottom of the vacuum. Press the top of the filter cover into the back of the unit until it snaps into place.

Things You Will Need

  • Replacement exhaust filter

About the Author

Kenneth Crawford is a freelance writer with more than 10 years of experience. His work has appeared in both print and online publications, including "The American Chronicle." Crawford holds an associate degree in business administration from Commonwealth College.