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Upright Vacuum Cleaner Lost Suction

Replaced filters, dust bag and attached bounce sheet behind fliter sears part no. 20-86884, for good smell. It runs for a while then I heard a deep roars and the suctions stops. Is the motor dead or just the on/off swtich part no. 4368653 needs replacement. The protector springs is okay. Thanks. Ed Cruz
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If you had the dryer sheet under the intake filter for any length of time you risk burning out the motor . If
it smells like burning hair and plastic then the motor is toast. Also check the hose and dust passage, but I fear that it is the motor.
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