Sears progressive vacuum caster wheel replacement

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Sears progressive vacuum caster wheel replacement

I ordered a new swivel caster wheel for my sears model 116 canister vacuum but I canít see how to remove the old assembly. Anyone know how? Itís probably simple but I donít want to break anything trying. Thanks!
 
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Can you post the full model number ? It would be 116.xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
 
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Sure. the model number is 116-25615506
 
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Helpful words from Sears.
This caster wheel (part number 4370691) is for vacuums.
Installation instructions...... Wear work gloves to protect your hands when installing this part.


It looks like the caster snaps into the caster holder. You may need to use a screwdriver to slightly open the caster holders and just pull the caster out. The new one should snap in easier than the old one comes out.

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Thanks but I ordered the caster wheel and the swivel housing assembly as a single unit. So I’m looking to detach the whole thing from the bottom of the vacuum. It was part KC95CBZTZV06. I had asked sears for help, but they were useless.

I considered replacing just the wheel but it’s held by plastic and it didn’t look like it would spread apart without breaking.
 
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It looks like the wheel needs to be removed in order to remove the caster holder but from what I just read..... use a large screwdriver between the vacuum and the caster holder to pop it free.

Wish I could be more helpful. I'd need to actually see the part to help further.
 
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I think you're correct Pete. I think that is the typical bayonet type caster. Perhaps a very wide edge such as a crowbar with a thick rag between to protect the finish.
 
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I’m hoping that once the part arrives it will be obvious.
 
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I received the part today. It looks like it just snaps on through the hole in the center...except I can't figure out how to release the old one to remove it. I'm afraid I'll break the plastic post if I don't do it right.

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I've only seen the one screwdriver method used. I think I'd try the method in the video below.

Hold your breath method
 
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I looked at the video but that vacuum is different and Iím afraid to just pull it up that way. The little protruding plastic clip that keeps the caster on might snap off and then the replacement wonít stay on. I may just wind up taking it to a vacuum repair shop and let them put it on.
 
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All done

I took it to the vacuum repair store. The guy just took a screwdriver and popped off the old one. The new one just snapped on. I had thought that would work. I was just too afraid to try it myself and risk breaking the plastic shaft.
Thanks everyone for your suggestions.
 
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