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Kenmore 31140 vs BU1005 vs Elite 31150 vs BU1017 vs Elite BU1018 what’s the difference?

Here is some difference between Kenmore 31140, BU1005, Elite 31150, BU1017, Elite BU1018 Pet Friendly Bagged Upright Vacuum Cleaners:

(The 31140 and BU1005 are similar only with different colors, the Elite 31150, BU1017 and BU1018 are similar only with different colors.
So we will only discuss the difference between 31140 and Elite 31150 below.)

images from Kenmore.com

  • Belt vs Beltless
    The 31140 use a belt to help drive the brush whereas the Elite 31150 is a direct-drive vacuum, its motor drives the brush directly without a belt. Since it has no belts to break, the beltless design cuts down on maintenance and repairs.
  • Number of Motors
    The 31140 has 2 motors while the 31150 has a 3-motor system.
    The 31140 uses a conventional Kenmore upright vacuum motor, while the 31150 equipped with a 3D Inducer Motor that provides 20 percent more suction power than the conventional Kenmore upright vacuum motor.
  • Dirt Sensor
    The 31150 features an infrared Dirt Sensor which activates a LED light when it detects dirt to help you do a more thorough cleaning, the light turns off when the floor is clean. While the 31140 has no such sensor.
  • Carpet Pile Adjustment
    The 31140 has 4 settings while the 31150 has 5 settings.
  • Cord Length
    The 31140 a 30-foot power cord while the 31150 has a 35-foot cord.
VacuumKenmore Pet Friendly Bagged Upright Vacuum 31140Kenmore Pet Friendly Bagged Upright Vacuum BU1005Kenmore Elite Pet Friendly Bagged Upright Vacuum 31150Kenmore Elite Pet Friendly Bagged Upright Vacuum BU1017Kenmore Elite Pet Friendly Bagged Upright Vacuum BU1018
Model31140BU100531150BU1017BU1018
DesignUprightUprightUprightUprightUpright
Power SourceCordedCordedCordedCordedCorded
Power Specs120V, 12 amps120V, 12 amps120V, 12 amps120V, 12 amps120V, 12 amps
Cord Length30-foot30-foot35-foot35-foot35-foot
Automatic Cord RewindNoNoNoNoNo
Dust Collection TypeBaggedBaggedBaggedBaggedBagged
Bag TypeStyle OStyle OStyle OStyle OStyle O
Bag CapacityApproximately 3.3LApproximately 3.3LApproximately 3.3LApproximately 3.3LApproximately 3.3L
Check Bag IndicatorYesYesYesYesYes
Lift Up CanisterNoNoNoNoNo
Telescopic WandYesYesYesYesYes
Removable HandleNoNoNoNoNo
Attachment Reach10-foot10-foot10-foot10-foot10-foot
HeadlightsYesYesYesYesYes
Self Cleaning Brush RollNoNoNoNoNo
Number of Motors22333
Motorized BrushYesYesYesYesYes
BeltYesYesNoNoNo
Fingertip ControlOn/Off and Surface TypeOn/Off and Surface TypeOn/Off and Surface TypeOn/Off and Surface TypeOn/Off and Surface Type
BrushRoll On/OffYesYesYesYesYes
Carpet Height Adjustment4 settings4 settings5 settings5 settings5 settings
Suction ControlYesYesYesYesYes
Swivel SteeringNoNoNoNoNo
Dirt SensorNoNoInfrared dirt sensorInfrared dirt sensorInfrared dirt sensor
HEPA filterYesYesYesYesYes
Accessories(1)Pet Handi Mate,
(1)Combo Brush,
(1)Crevice Tool,
(1)Telescoping Wand,
(1)HEPA Bags
(1)Pet Handi Mate,
(1)Combo Brush,
(1)Crevice Tool,
(1)Telescoping Wand,
(1)HEPA Bags
(1)Pet Handi Mate,
(1)Combo Brush,
(1)Crevice Tool,
(1)Telescoping Wand,
(1)HEPA Bags
(1)Pet Handi Mate,
(1)Combo Brush,
(1)Crevice Tool,
(1)Telescoping Wand,
(6)HEPA Bags
(1)Pet Handi Mate,
(1)Combo Brush,
(1)Crevice Tool,
(1)Telescoping Wand,
(1)HEPA Bags
Onboard Tool StorageYesYesYesYesYes
Weight19 lbs19 lbs21 lbs21 lbs21 lbs
ColorBlue/SilverGreen/SilverBlack/SilverGold/SilverPink/Silver
WarrantyOne Year Limited WarrantyOne Year Limited WarrantyOne Year Limited WarrantyOne Year Limited WarrantyOne Year Limited Warranty
Manualhttps://i.sears.com/s/d/pdf/mp-tc/10119637/prod_19263317112https://i.sears.com/s/d/pdf/mp-tc/10119637/prod_19263317212

Similarities:

  • Corded with manual wrap.
  • HEPA filtration captures 99.97% of debris, dust, dander, pollen and other allergens, and emit clean air which is good for your health.
  • Power Flow design helps maintain the suction power.
  • Brush On/Off control and carpet height adjustment dial allows you to select the best settings to fit your cleaning needs.
  • Headlights to help clean dark spots.
    The 31140 has the headlights above the nozzle whereas the 31150 has the lights at the front of them nozzle.
  • Telescopic wand length is adjustable, helps you reach high and low areas, and other hard to reach spots.
  • Check bag indicator to tell you when to change the bag or check possible clogs.
  • Onboard tool storage for quick tool reach and neat storage. All the included accessories can be stored on the unit.

    The Combination Brush can be used without the brush for cleaning furniture,cushions,stairs or other surfaces that need greater suction power; while attaching the brush, it can be used for cleaning loose surfaces such as drapes.

    The Pet HandiMate is an air driven tool to help remove pet hair and other debris from furniture,stairs,car seats,etc.

    The Crevice Tool can be used for cleaning nook and cranny.

  • The suction control located at one end of the hose, allows you to change suction for different cleaning jobs.

If you own these Kenmore pet friendly bagged upright vacuum cleaners, please share more details below to help others make an informed decision.

Kenmore BU4020, BU4021 vs BU4022 what’s the difference?

According to Kenmore customer service, the difference between Kenmore Intuition BU4020, BU4021, BU4022 and the one sold at official site is the color, the number of bags included, and what accessories are included. The machines are functionally the same.

images from Kenmore infomercials

  • BU4020 is Red; sold at Amazon.com; comes with (1)Dusting Brush, (1)Upholstery Tool, (1)Crevice Tool, and (4)HEPA bags.
  • BU4021 is Blue; sold at Target.com; comes with (1)Dusting Brush, (1)Upholstery Tool, (1)Crevice Tool, (1)Pet HandiMate Turbo Brush and (4) HEPA bags.
  • BU4022 is Green; sold at many retailers websites such as homedepot.com, Amazon.com, wayfair.com and more; comes with (1)3-in-1 Combination Tool, (1)Pet HandiMate Turbo Brush, (1)Dusting Brush and (6)HEPA Bags.
  • The one sold at kenmoreintuition.com is Green, comes with (1)3-in-1 Combination Tool, (1)Pet HandiMate Turbo Brush, (1)Upholstery Tool and (6)HEPA Bags.

All tools can be attached to the end of the wand and the handle.

  • The 3-in-1 combination tool can be can be used as a crevice tool to clean in tight spaces such
    as between cushions, or as an upholstery tool to clean
    fabric surfaces such as sofa, or as a dusting brush to clean loose surfaces such as drapes.
  • The Pet HandiMate® tool can pivot, you can use it to clean furniture, carpet or other fabric surfaces.

Kenmore Intuition Bagged Vacuum Models Specifications comparison:

VacuumKenmore Intuition Bagged Upright Vacuum BU4020Kenmore Intuition Bagged Upright Vacuum BU4021Kenmore Intuition Bagged Upright Vacuum BU4022
ModelBU4020BU4021BU4022
DesignUprightUprightUpright
Power SourceCordedCordedCorded
Power Specs120V, 10 amps120V, 10 amps120V, 10 amps
Cord Length30-foot30-foot30-foot
Automatic Cord RewindNoNoNo
Dust Collection TypeBaggedBaggedBagged
Dust Collection Capacity3.1L3.1L3.1L
Lift Up CanisterYesYesYes
Detachable WandYesYesYes
Detachable HandleYesYesYes
Hose6-foot (with attachments)6-foot (with attachments)6-foot (with attachments)
HeadlightsYesYesYes
Cleaning Path Width11-inch11-inch11-inch
Self Cleaning Brush RollNoNoNo
Motorized BrushYesYesYes
BeltYesYesYes
BrushRoll On/OffYesYesYes
Carpet Height AdjustmentNoNoNo
Brushroll Status IndicatorYesYesYes
Suction Power200W (hose end)200W (hose end)200W (hose end)
Suction ControlYesYesYes
Swivel SteeringYesYesYes
HEPA filterYesYesYes
Accessories(1)Dusting Brush,
(1)Upholstery Tool,
(1)Crevice Tool
(1)Dusting Brush,
(1)Upholstery Tool,
(1)Crevice Tool,
(1)Pet HandiMate Turbo Brush
(1)3-in-1 Combination Tool,
(1)Pet HandiMate Turbo Brush,
(1)Dusting Brush
Bags Included(4)HEPA bags(4) HEPA bags(6) HEPA bags
Onboard Tool Storage2 holders2 holders2 holders
WeightLess than 14 lbsLess than 14 lbsLess than 14 lbs
ColorRedBlueGreen
Warranty5 Year Limited Warranty5 Year Limited Warranty5 Year Limited Warranty

Features you may want to know:

  • No Touch Bag Disposal
    The hands-free operation and self-sealing bags do not require you touch the bag when empty.
    If you have a Shark Lift Away vacuum but hate all the maintenance you have to keep up with, then you can consider this Kenmore Intuition bagged vacuum which requires less maintenance work.
  • AllergenSeal™ Technology
    In addition to the No Touch Bag Disposal Technology, these vacuums have Triple filtration including HEPA filter to trap allergens and 99.97% of dust particles (down to 0.3 microns), this makes the Kenmore Intuition a good vacuum for allergy and asthma sufferers.
  • Lift-Up Technology
    This is similar to Shark Lift Away feature, you can lift away the canister part to tackle stair cleaning and above floor cleaning such as ceiling fan cleaning. This makes it versatile.
  • Detachable Handle and Wand
    The removable handle and wand also make it more versatile for tackling different cleaning jobs and extend the reach.
  • Bag Fill Level Indicator
    This indicator located on the top of the canister tells you when the bag is full and needs replacing.
  • Swivel Steering
    The cleaner head swivels for better maneuverability.
  • Lightweight
    Weigh less than under 14 lbs, light as an upright vacuum. The lift up canister weighs about 8 pounds.
  • Powerflow™ Technology
    Filling and compacting simultaneously, allows the bag to hold more, and maintain suction power.
  • Headlight
    The lights on the nozzle illuminates dark spots and reveals hidden messes for a thorough clean.
  • Brush On/Off
    There is a Brushroll On/Off control located on the top of the canister to let you turn on for cleaning carpeted surfaces or off for hard floor cleaning.
  • Suction Control
    There is a suction control valve on the handle that allows you to open to reduce suction when less suction power is needed.

Compare Kenmore 29229(green) vs 29319(orange) what’s the difference?

We will discuss the difference between Kenmore 29229 and 29319 below.

Kenmore 29229 vs 29319
images from manufacturer

On/Off Control
The 29229 has the power button on the canister, its handle has a 2 way switch – Floor/Carpet.
Whereas the 29319 has the power button on the handle, its handle has a 3 way On/Off Switch – Off/Floor/Carpet.

Cord Rewind
Both have rewind system, but not the exactly the same.
The Kenmore 29229 does not have a cord rewind button. While using the vacuum, you pull the cord out to desired length, then snap the cord into grip to prevent accidental rewinding.
To rewind, a slight tug will release the locking pawls in the cord reel allowing it to retract.
While the Kenmore 29319 has a cord rewind button, you just pull cord out of canister to desired length, the cord will not rewind until the cord rewind button is pushed.
To rewind, you just push the cord rewind button.

Check Bag Indicator
29229 does not have a check bag indicator which the 29319 has.

Wand Design
There is design change on the wand that causes a little difference while using the attachments on wand.

Included Tools
The 29229 comes with a Crevice Tool, Dust Brush/Upholstery Tool, and Bare Floor Tool.
Whereas the 29319 comes with a Crevice Tool, Dust Brush/Upholstery Tool, Bare Floor Tool, and HandiMate Pet Tool.

Color
The 29229 is in Green whereas the 29319 is in Orange.

Cord Length
The 29229 has a 24 ft. cord versus 26 ft. on the 29319.

Some Similarities.
They have HEPA filter;
360-degree swivel hose;
4 manual height settings;
headlight to light the darkness;
retractable cord;
bagged, use Kenmore C bag;
12 amps;
backed by 1 year limited warranty;

If you know other difference between Kenmore 29229 and 29319, please share below. Or find anything wrong with the above info, please correct them. Thanks

Download manuals to learn more.
Kenmore 29229 manual
http://c.shld.net/assets/docs/spin_prod_834374212.pdf
Kenmore 29319 manual
http://c.shld.net/assets/docs/spin_prod_834375412.pdf

Kenmore 21514 vs 21714 what’s the difference?

Kenmore 21714 vs 21514
images from manufacturer

All comparison info is based on product pages at kenmore.com and product manuals.

Color:
The 21514 is white while the Kenmore 21714 is red.

Price: The 21514 is over $100 cheaper.
The Kenmore 21514 is priced at $229.99 on kenmore.com while the Kenmore 21714 is priced at $339.99 on 2013-04-25.

Wand:
The Kenmore 21514 uses a standard wand that has a upper wand and a lower wand, while the 21714 uses a telescopic wand.

Cord Length:
On the Kenmore.com product pages, it states the cord length of of Kenmore 21514 is 26 ft while 21714 has a cord length of 28 ft.

Dirt Sensor:
The Kenmore 21714 has dirt sensor to help locate dirt while the 21514 doesn’t.

Swivel Steering:
They have different powermate. The 21714 powermate nozzle has Swivel Steering feature that helps you clean around corners and furniture easier while the 21514 doesn’t.

Hose Length:
On the product pages at Kenmore.com, it states that Kenmore 21514 has a 6 ft hose while the hose length of 21714 is 8 ft.

Filter Type:
On the product page, it states that Kenmore 21514 uses Micro Filtration while the 21514 uses HEPA filter type.

Kenmore 21614 vs 21714 what’s the difference?

Kenmore 21714 vs 21614
images from manufacturer

Color:
The Kenmore 21614 is purple while the 21714 is red.

Cord Length:
On the Kenmore.com product pages, it states Kenmore 21614 has a 26 ft cord while the cord length of 21714 is 28 ft.

Dirt Sensor:
The Kenmore 21714 features infrared dirt sensor that helps you locate dirt while the 21614 doesn’t.

Swivel Steering System:
Their powermate nozzle is different. The 21714 powermate features Swivel Steering System that lets you maneuver around corners and furniture easier while the 21614 doesn’t.

Hose Length:
On the product pages at Kenmore.com, it states that Kenmore 21614 has a 6 ft hose while the hose length of 21714 is 8 ft.

Price:
The Kenmore 21614 is priced at $269.99 on kenmore.com while the Kenmore 21714 is priced at $339.99.