Kenmore BU1017

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  • Great for pet owners
  • Lightweight and easy to use
  • Powerful suction
  • Easy to empty dirt cup
  • Good on carpets


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After my 20-yr-old Hoover finally died, I spent months researching vacuums online, and I finally bought this Kenmore because it had most of the features I was looking for. The user reviews were almost uniformly bad, but it received good ratings from Consumer Reports, so I took a chance. Live and lea...
2 years ago
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Easy to operate vacuum cleaner with lots of features
I replaced my previous cleaner because it was too hard to push on my new carpeting. I looked at reviews for a number of machines and found consistently good reviews for this Kenmore. It's designed for homes with pets, which I don't have, so I don't know how well it deals with pet hair. I do know tha...
1 month ago
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Purchase Advice
Another set of units to consider would be the Kenmore 31150/BU1017/BU1018 and their little brother, the 31140. The 31150, BU1017, and BU1018 are the same model, only differing in color. These units are definitely not the lightest on the market, but perform extremely well and are one of the better deals for the money today.
Reviews for Kenmore BU1017 Lightweight Bagged Upright Beltless Vacuum Cleaner 3-Motor Power Suction with Pet Handi-Mate, Triple HEPA, Telescoping Wand, 5-Position Height Adjustment, 3 Cleaning Tools, Gold ; Visit the Kenmore Store: Jul 22, 2022 - Bestviewsreviews
If you want a swivel head, don't buy this model, it doesn't have one, and it takes some adjustment, but the pros outweigh any drawbacks. The new version of the attachment is so loud that it is against upholstery, but we don't have long hair here, so it is easier to get to.
1st Time Buyer
Another upright in your range is the Kenmore BU1017 as also mentioned by another user. It is a fairly heavy machine that does not weigh a whole lot less than the older Hoovers like the one you have, but the cleaning performance and build quality are both superb for the price.
1 year ago
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Kenmore Elite 31150/BU1017/BU1018 Upright Vacuum Cleaner - A Quick and Lazy Review
The turbo tool does well for stairs, but you run out of hose very quickly. [Music] [Applause] [music] [Applause] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Applause] The turbo tool also works well for upholstery, but the issue with the hose is still there [Applause] [Applause] [Music] The dusting brush works, but is nothing absolutely special. Again, there's a recurring theme with the hose [Music] Due to the power of the machine, the stretch hose does not like to stretch
1 month ago
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My 2nd Kenmore Elite
Ok, so I owned one of these before. It was about 5 years old and I loved it! I gave it to my son because my kids had purchased one of those robot vacuums (Eufy) for me for Christmas. It's just fine, but it doesn't really handle the hair from my cat or all the threads left from quilting. So, I resear...
Donna D.
1 year ago
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First time buying a kenmore vacuum and honestly i didn't even know they made vacuums. I was searching for a bagged vacuum because I hate the Bagless shark vacuum I have, dumping the canister constantly hand washing all the parts makes cleaning more work than It needs to be.......this vacuum is none ...
Amazon Customer
2 months ago
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Kenmore BU1017 Pet Friendly Lightweight Bagged Upright Beltless Vacuum Cleaner Review
Answer: The BU1017 Comes with an aluminum telescopic wand that may be attached to the end of the flexible hose for above-floor cleaning. Question #2: Can You turn off the brush for hardwood floors? Answer: Yes.
Pro Review TV
1 month ago
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Item looks used
When I opened the box everything looked like it had been shoved inside, the foam was broken and scattered all over the inside of the box, the vacuum has scratches on it, looks like it may have been the floor model. Doesn’t look like I received something brand new. And there was already a bag in the ...
Adam Smith
2 years ago
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Package Dimensions

31 x 16.3 x 15.7 inches

Form Factor


Assembly Required


Included Components

HEPA Filter, Crevice tool, Brush